The 22-year-old record producer admits in a recent interview that they are ‘kind of embarrassed to win so much’ and hope the wins will be ‘equal’ between other nominees.
Billie Eilish and her record producer brother are apparently conflicted about their big win at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The pair took home a total of five trophies each, including four major accolades, during the January 26 ceremony, but Finneas O’Connell admitted they were rather “embarrassed” by it.
The 22-year-old musician shared his thought on the matter in a new interview with Vogue magazine. Asked if he and his sister were prepared for the possibility of sweeping the awards show, he responded, “We were both kind of embarrassed to win so much; you hope that it will be kind of equal, but after the third in a row…well, we love all of our fellow nominees.”
On how his sister took in her multiple wins, the former “Glee” star spilled, “She was very grateful, obviously, and a lot of her friends were there. She has more ‘go with the flow’ than I do.” He additionally confessed, “We were hoping…between the two of us, we had 11 nominations, so we were brave enough to hope that maybe we’d get one. I would have been thrilled with that.”
The songwriter, who helped produce Selena Gomez‘s “Lose You to Love Me”, went on to reveal he actually rooted for fellow nominees Lizzo and Lil Nas X. “I thought ‘Truth Hurts’ would win record of the year, and I thought ‘Old Town Road’ would win song of the year, because it was,” he shared. “I was hopeful about album of the year, and that’s one that I’m really proud of, because I love listening to that album front to back. That was the only one that I was like, ‘Maybe!’ ”
Elsewhere in the interview, Finneas recounted how he and Billie celebrated their big wins. “We were forced to party, which I hate doing,” he stated. “If we’d lost, at least I wouldn’t have had to party.” When pressed about he would rather have done, he replied, “Anything. People say that, and really milk it as something that they brag about, but I would never do that. I just have no interest in being at a party.”
Finneas and Billie shared three kudos at the 2020 Grammys. Together they won Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Bad Guy” in addition to Album of the Year for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”. Individually, he nailed Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, while she scored Best Pop Vocal Album and Best New Artist.