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Billie Eilish, Finneas, And Germaine Franco Honored At Society Of Composers And Lyricists Awards

Eilish and FINNEAS were awarded for ‘No Time To Die,’ while Franco won for ‘Encanto.’

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Billie Eilish and FINNEAS - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation

No Time to Die songwriters Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell and Encanto composer Germaine Franco won Society of Composers & Lyricists awards Tuesday night at Los Angeles’ Skirball Center.

Franco’s music for Encanto took the award for outstanding original score for a studio film, beating out scores for Dune and The Power of the Dog, among others, in the balloting.

During her acceptance speech, Franco asked all the women composers to stand up as she honored her fellow colleagues in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Billie Eilish’s Bond theme won outstanding original song for a drama or documentary, while “Just Look Up” — by Ariana Grande, Nicholas Britell, Kid Cudi and Taura Stinson, from Don’t Look Up — won in the category of original song for a musical or comedy.

Eilish and O’Connell sent a video message thanking SCL and noting how proud they were to be recognized by “some of the great composers and lyricists of our time.”

Eilish is currently on her Happier Than Ever world tour. In a recently shared long-form video, the singer and songwriter documented the lead up to the Happier Than Ever world tour beginning with the two days before its opening night in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center (February 3).

The video goes in-depth on Eilish’s pre-tour process, playing through a full run of the show to an empty arena to make note of any changes she would like to implement. Throughout her career, the musician has long been heavily involved in the visual depiction of her music, going so far as to direct her own music videos to maintain creative control of her vision. In the tour visual, she makes tweaks to certain lighting cues and stage positionings to increase the quality of the show.

At multiple moments, Eilish notes ways in which the experience could be elevated for the fans watching, even making her way to the farthest back row of the New Orleans venue to see what the show would look like to fans sitting in the nosebleeds. The setlist for the tour, revealed in full in the video with notes of stage transitions, pulls together music from Happier Than Ever; When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?; and her earliest EPs and one-off singles which featured songs like “Bellyache,” “Ocean Eyes,” “Bored,” and more.

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