Eilish, who won record of the year at the last two Grammys with “bad guy” and “everything i wanted,” respectively, could be back in contention with “Therefore I Am” or “Your Power.” Only once in Grammy history has an artist won record of the year two years running and then been nominated again the next year. After winning for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” Roberta Flack lost to Olivia Newton-John at the 1975 ceremony.
Her Grammy History: Two years ago, Eilish became the second artist to sweep the Big Four in one year. The first was Christopher Cross at the 1981 awards. Eilish also set new records as the youngest winner in history for album and record of the year. At the ceremony in March, she became the third act in Grammy history (following Flack and U2) to win back-to-back awards for record of the year. Eilish is a seven-time Grammy winner.
H.E.R. could land her third album of the year nomination for her debut studio album, Back of My Mind. She was previously nominated for a pair of compilation albums, H.E.R. and I Used To Know Her. H.E.R., 24, would become the youngest artist to receive three album of the year nods since Streisand, who was just 23 when she earned her third nod for 1965’s My Name Is Barbra.
Her Grammy History: H.E.R. won two Grammys in March, which upped her career total to four. She has been nominated in all of the Big Four categories before, collecting two nominations each for both album and song of the year, winning the latter in March with “I Can’t Breathe.”