Youngest Album of the Year winner at the Grammy Awards

Youngest Album of the Year winner at the Grammy Awards
Who
Billie Eilish
What
18:39 year(s):day(s)
Where
United States (Los Angeles)
When
26 January 2020

Billie Eilish (USA, b. Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, 18 December 2001) was 18 years 39 days old when she was announced as the winner of the Album of the Year Grammy – for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, staged at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 26 January 2020.

Taylor Swift (b. 13 December 1989), who previously held the title, was 20 years 49 days old when she won Album of the Year for Fearless (2008) at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on 31 January 2010. Alanis Morissette (b. 1 June 1974) was 21 years 272 days old when she won Album of the Year for Jagged Little Pill (1995) at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on 28 February 1996.

Album of the Year is considered to be one of the Grammys’ “big four” categories, and Eilish became the first female artist to win the Grammys’ “big four” awards at a single ceremony when she was also named the recipient of the Song of the Year, Record of the Year (both for “Bad Guy”) and Best New Artist awards.

Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep… was the first debut release to win Album of the Year since Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me in 2003.