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Billie Eilish And Lizzo Both Wanted Other Women To Win Their Grammys And People Are Loving The Sisterhood

"Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?"

In case you somehow missed it, the Grammys took place in LA last night, and among the biggest winners were Billie Eilish and Lizzo, with five and three trophies respectively.

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In fact, Billie made history, becoming the second artist ever and the youngest artist to scoop the Grammys' four biggest awards: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.

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During her Song of the Year acceptance speech, Billie said: "I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I feel like I joke around a lot and I never take anything seriously at these kind of things, but I genuinely wanna say I'm so grateful."

But it was her win for Album of the Year that really caught people's attention — because while they were announcing the winner, Billie could be seen repeating, "Please don't be me, please don't be me."

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And when she got onstage to accept the award, she began her speech by saying: "Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this? Thank U, Next got me through some shit, and I think it deserves more than anything in the world."

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The camera then cut to Ariana in the audience, who blew Billie a kiss and shouted something that looked like, "Take your moment, girl!"

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It's safe to say fans of the two loved the interaction, and pointed out the importance of female artists supporting each other's achievements.

ariana’s reaction when billie said “can i just say that i think ariana deserves this?” makes my heart warm. this is the energy we need to keep during 2020. women supporting women & each other’s achievements no matter what ♡ #GRAMMYs

And they took some time to celebrate the friendship between two young artists at the top of their game. 👑

ariana & billie, then & now i love their frienDSHIP #GRAMMYs

billie said that ariana deserved the award, and ariana said that it's okay. this friendship. 😭😭😭💞💞💞

Some people even compared it to the moment Adele won the AOTY Grammy over Beyoncé's Lemonade in 2017, and shouted out Beyoncé in her speech.

#grammys parallels: 2017: Adele recognizing Beyoncé and the Lemonade album. 2020: Billie Eillish recognizing Ariana and Thank U, Next.

"I can't possibly accept this award," Adele said at the time. "I'm very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyoncé, and that album to me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental."

And it wasn't just Billie who took her moment to shine the light on another artist — Lizzo also showed Beyoncé some love when she won for Best Pop Solo Performance.

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The category was stacked, with Lizzo, Billie, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift nominated, but before the award was announced, Lizzo could be seen chanting the name of only one of her competitors — Beyoncé.

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Again, people were loving that Lizzo decided to show support for her competitor rather than cross her fingers and pray for herself to win.

lizzo mouthing “beyoncé” omg a houston hottie supporting a houston hottie. https://t.co/uQ24MmrNh0

lizzo crossing her fingers and going "beyonce.. beyonce.." and then winning is cracking me up shes so cute

"The fact that she was standing there wishing Beyoncé would win over her speaks volumes of her character," one person wrote.

we don’t deserve Lizzo the fact that she was standing there wishing Beyoncé would win over her speaks volumes of her character. #Grammys

We love queens supporting queens! 👑

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Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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