Just before Billie Eilish won album of the year at the Grammys on Sunday night, she was caught on camera. 

“Please don’t be me, please,” she appeared to be saying, as if appalled by her own success. 

It had been an extraordinary evening. The 18-year-old whispery pop innovator swept all of the “big four”  

Album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist  

She became only the second person in history to do so – and the first woman and youngest person  

She also broke a record previously held by Taylor Swift. A decade ago, 

Eilish unseated her, with an offering that would never have seemed likely to seduce the mainstream.  

As her brother and collaborator Finneas explained in their acceptance speech 

We wrote an album about depression and suicidal thoughts and climate change  

Back when Swift was the one sweeping awards ceremonies with country-tinged love songs 

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