Lana Del Rey lost to Billie Eilish at the Grammys and fans are displeased to say the least
Lana Del Rey was snubbed by the Grammys in favour of Billie Eilish and her fans have thoughts.
Del Rey’s Normal F**king Rockwell was nominated for best album at Sunday’s Grammy Awards 2020, but lost out to Billie Eilish’s debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which features the problematically-titled ‘”Wish You Were Gay”.
Fans were quick to proclaim “the great robbery of the year”, pointing to the fact that Del Rey’s influence can heard in Eilish’s music.
— Emjozh (@Joshua86065434) January 27, 2020
While accepting her speech, Eilish admitted that she thought fellow nominee Ariana Grande was more deserving, adding: ‘”Thank u next’ got me through some s***.’
— ???? (@fallinglana) January 27, 2020
While Grande was seen blowing kisses, furryphobe Lana Del Rey appeared less enthused.
— tayselana (@NORMANFUCKlNRED) January 27, 2020
As did her fans.
LANA DEL REY DID NOT SPEND THIS ENTIRE DECADE. BASICALLY FORMING THE ALTERNATIVE GENRE FOR GIRLS LIKE BILLIE EILISH TO GET 5 GRAMMYS AND FOR BILLIE TO SAY ARIANA GRANDE DESERVED AOTY. THE AMOUNT OF DISRESPECT LANA FACED TODAY. pic.twitter.com/4kt3RDRTmO
— Bog (@TKensa) January 27, 2020
IM NOT OKAY NO ONE IS OKAY NFR WAS THE MOST ACCLAIMED ALBUM RELEASED IN 2019 AND DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER WHEN WILL LANA DEL REY GET HER MOMENT WHEN WILL SHE NO LONGER BE OVERLOOKED AND BE AWARDED FOR HER IMMENSE TALENT THE WORLD IS SO CRUEL I HATE IT HERE pic.twitter.com/b8DA3QE6or
— gayjailer (@normanrockwhale) January 27, 2020
— Lanaism?Lana Del Rey Source (@LanaismPoland) January 27, 2020
Many compared the result to similar upsets at the 2017 and 2018 Grammys, when Beyoncé and Lorde were overlooked in favour of Beck and Bruno Mars respectively.
Lorde / Beyoncé / Lana Del Rey and the offical AOTYs pic.twitter.com/B4RCR6k73I
— Øver$të¶hïn (@freestephaney) January 27, 2020
Before the ceremony, Lana Del Rey glided down the red carpet in a glittering silver dress she bought “at the mall”.
Lana knowing full well they’re not gonna award her anyway, so just grabbing the first dress she saw in Zara is the most iconic part of the night pic.twitter.com/UKemy1TPaO
— Joe (@JoePassmore) January 27, 2020
“This is a last-minute dress,” she told Entertainment Tonight, “but I love it.”
— Addie (@AddisonHaynes2) January 27, 2020
For her part, Del Rey has previously professed her love for Eilish, who she called “prodigious”.
“I love Billie Eilish,” she told The New York Times in August 2019. “I personally am very discerning. I can tell if a female pop singer, for instance, has a generosity of spirit or a playful fire in her heart.”
Eilish has also addressed the comparisons between her and Del Rey, telling The Los Angeles Times in April 2019: “I don’t want to hear that Billie Eilish is the new Del Rey. Do not disrespect Lana like that.”