Billie Elish made history with her second Oscar win along with her brother Finneas O’Connell, by breaking a formidable 87-year-old record previously held by a female artist.

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Billie Eilish (Image via her Instagram)

The 22-year-old and O’Connell won Best Song for Barbie‘s What Was I Made For, emerging as the youngest two-time winners in Academy Awards history. The pop star is known for her distinctive voice, and unique lyrics, and her contribution to Barbie‘s soundtrack just proved Eilish is unparalleled.

Billie Eilish Makes History: Becomes The Youngest Two-Time Oscar Winner

Billie Eilish is truly a record-breaker! From earning her first Academy Award in 2022 for No Time To Die to clinch her second triumph just two years later, the singer has achieved what many artists still dream of. The 22-year-old Eilish breaks the 87-year-old industry record previously held by Luise Rainer when the singer won her second Oscar at the age of 28.

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Finneas O’Connell and Billie Eilish at the Oscars 2024 (image via ABC- YouTube)

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The Ocean Eyes hitmaker along with her 26-year-old brother Finneas O’Connell walked up to the stage to receive their deserved win. While Elish becomes the youngest in Oscars’ history, O’Connell secured the second position right after her.

What Was I Made For already swept accolades before the Academy Awards and even Barbie director Greta Gerwig called it “Barbie’s heart song”, as revealed by the pop star.

While accepting the honor, Billie Eilish said (via ABC):

“I had a nightmare about this last night… Thank you so much to the academy… I feel like… I just didn’t think this would happen. I was not expecting this. I feel so incredibly lucky and honored.”

The Happier Than Ever maker was holding on to her tears while thanking the director of Barbie for giving her the opportunity and making this happen. Eilish added:

“This goes out to everyone that was affected by the movie and how incredible it is.”

The record-breaking siblings then concluded with their gratitude with a big thank you, and shoutout to the entire team involved in making What Was I Made For.

Billie Elish’s What Was I Made For Was Universally Predicted To Win The Oscar

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Billie Eilish in What Was I Made For

Right after Barbie hit the theatres, and Billie Eilish’s song was heard, fans knew that this was going to be the singer’s next record-breaking award. Fans and even the director have been optimistic about the song and how beautifully it embraces the emotional depth of the story.

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The sibling duo performed their song live at the grand event and before their Oscar win, What Was I Made For prevailed in the 2024 Grammys, winning Song Of The Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Music Video.

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