Billie Eilish Stole the Grammys Singing ‘Happier Than Ever’ in Taylor Hawkins Shirt

Singer earned standing ovation after performing title track from her latest album.

Billie Eilish
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Billie Eilish paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during her Grammy performance of “Happier Than Ever” tonight (April 3) in Las Vegas, as she wore a black t-shirt emblazoned with Hawkins’ smiling face. Eilish received a standing ovation at the close of the song when she lightly lifted the shirt off of her body in a further salute to Hawkins.

The performance started with Eilish traversing a set resembling a hotel room, filled to her ankles with water and a couch suspended from the ceiling. Halfway through, she walked through a door and emerged on top of the set, where her brother Finneas was slashing away on guitar. The musicians were showered with rain during the song’s powerful conclusion.

Eilish and Finneas performed in Seattle the same night (March 25) Hawkins died suddenly in Bogota, Colombia, at the age of 50. “It was right before we went on stage,” Eilish said on the red carpet at last weekend’s Academy Awards. “And we got the news and it really, really tore us all apart. It’s horribly, horribly tragic.”

Eilish is nominated for seven awards tonight. For a full list of Grammy winners and nominees, click here.

Jonathan Cohen

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