Tonight (Dec. 12), Billie Eilish accepted her Billboard 2019 Woman of the Year honor. The superstar ended the evening — which also included an empowering speech from Billboard’s Woman of the Decade Taylor Swift, and performances from honorees Megan Thee Stallion and Rosalía — with a brief and humbled acceptance.
Eilish was introduced by Cyndi Lauper, who said: “When I first heard Billie sing, I kinda stopped breathing for a sec. It was so emotional and so deep — it stopped me. Even when you had that black s--- coming down your face.”
Lauper also called out Eilish’s recent Saturday Night Live performance, saying “that was it for me. I think you’re magical — and this is just the beginning. It’s a long journey”.