Billie Eilish, Finneas Win Golden Globe For Best Original Song

The pair’s emotional ‘Barbie’ ballad ‘What Was I Made For?’ beat off challenges from Bruce Springsteen and Lenny Kravitz.

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Billie Eilish and and brother Finneas won the Best Original Song – Motion Picture trophy for their emotional Barbie ballad “What Was I Made For?” at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, 7 January, beating out other music heavyweights to grab the victory.

The superstar singer accepted the award with her big brother by her side. “I was not expecting this in this moment Thank you to my brother, Finneas. You are the reason I am who I am,” she began, a big smile on her face, before thanking Barbie director/writer Greta Gerwig, star Margot Robbie and more.

The seven-time Grammy winner then added a personal touch to her acceptance speech. “It was exactly a year ago almost that we were shown the movie and I was very, very miserable and depressed at the time. Writing that song kind of saved me a little bit. A year later and here we are. It’s really surreal. I feel incredibly, incredibly lucky, incredibly lucky and grateful.”

She then addressed all of the stars in the room with her at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles: “You guys scare the living hell out of me — everyone in this room! Thank you so much! This means the world!”

“What Was I Made For?” — which rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August — was nominated alongside fellow Barbie soundtrack tracks “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa and “I’m Just Ken,” performed by Ryan Gosling and written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.

“We made this song for Barbie and it means the absolute worrrrllld to me,” the singer said when first announcing “What Was I Made For?.” “This movie is gonna change ur lives, and hopefully this song will too. Get ready to sob.”

Also receiving nods in the Best Original Song category at the Golden Globes were Bruce Springsteen’s “Addicted to Romance” from She Came to Me, Jack Black’s “Peaches” from The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Lenny Kravitz’s “Road to Freedom” from Rustin.

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