Chadwick Boseman presents the award for Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock to Billie Eilish at the 2019 American Music Awards. Watch performances and highlights from the 2019 AMAs on ABC.com and in the ABC app!
The American Music Award for Favorite Artist – Alternative has been awarded since 1995. Years reflect the year in which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is Linkin Park with 6 wins, they are also the most nominated act with 8 nominations.
Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles, she began singing at a young age. She gained a following in 2016 when she released her single “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud, subsequently released on the record labels Darkroom and Interscope Records.
The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Eilish is most known for her 2019 single “Bad Guy”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. She is the youngest artist ever to have been nominated for the Big Four Grammy Awards.
Her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me (2017), reached the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single “Lovely”, released in April 2018 and added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why.
Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the Billboard 200 and reached number one in the UK, Canada and Australia. The album contained four Billboard Hot 100 top 40 singles: “When the Party’s Over”, “Bury a Friend”, “Wish You Were Gay”, and “Bad Guy”, the last of which became her first number-one single in the US. She is the first and, to date, only artist born in the 2000s to record a number-one single in the US. Eilish has eight gold and four platinum singles in the US.
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