Billie Eilish is the latest performer to be added to the star-studded line-up for the 2020 ARIA Awards, set to take place on Wednesday, November 25 (which, for those of you playing at home, is next week!).
"We are thrilled to welcome global superstar Billie Eilish to this year's ARIA Awards," said ARIA Chief Executive Dan Rosen in a statement. "Australian music fans have taken her into our hearts, and last year Billie had the highest selling album in Australia with her massive hit When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
"She is truly one of the biggest artists in the world right now, and we can't wait to see her perform her new song for all her Australian fans on the ARIA stage."
Eilish will join the likes of Lime Cordiale, Tame Impala, Sampa the Great, Amy Shark and Sia, along with host Delta Goodrem, for Aussie music's annual night of nights. Like in previous years, the event will be held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney. This time 'round, however, it'll be socially-distanced, likely looking a tad different to how it has in the past.
Case in point: Eilish won't actually be at the awards – instead, the 18-year-old will be performing virtually from her hometown of LA. Her tune of choice? Her latest single "Therefore I Am", which dropped late last week.
In it, she sings: "I'm not your friend or anything/Damn, you think that you're the man/I think, therefore, I am".
When asked by CNN who, if anyone, the song was about, Eilish coyly replied: "This song is very, very up for interpretation. I'm very curious to see what people get from it and also what they feel when they hear it. I don't know. But yeah, it's a little mean. I love it."
Catch the music video for "Therefore I Am" here:
Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.