Man Who Sat Beside Billie Eilish at the Grammy's Had No Idea Who She Was but Now Says He's 'Such a Fan' | 22 Words

Billie Eilish is an incredibly successful young woman - but not to everyone, it seems! At this year's Grammy Awards, the man placed next to her was utterly bewildered by the teenager superstar.

But apparently, since the event, the tides of turned - and now he's loving Eilish (just like the rest of the world).

Aged just eighteen, Billie Eilish has taken the music industry by storm.

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She's been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, and has risen to fame with huge hit album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March, 2019.

She's known for being something of a quirky character...

Billie was home-schooled and she didn't really interact with kids her own age apart from her siblings until she started to make waves in the music scene, which has given her something of a unique outlook on the world.

It also gives her music quite a different sound...

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Many are pretty shocked that such a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes - and such suggestive lyrics.

Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, ranked at number 1 on the charts.

Most artists have to release a couple of albums and dedicate their lives to promoting their work before they are even recognized as an artist, but then there’s a lucky few, like Billie, who reach superstardom on their first attempt. When the album was released, she wrote, “This album [means] the world to me please take care of it."

But that wasn't even the first time that we saw her climbing the charts...

Her introductory EP, Don’t Smile at Me, went all the way to slot fourteen, and has already been awarded gold, an achievement that many artists can only dream of receiving.

Her most recent single Everything I Wanted has been a huge success...

And we must say, it is an incredibly beautiful song.

But, it's safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music...

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She doesn't dress like your typical eighteen-year-old-girl, that's for sure.

She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks...

Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses. Weird - but it kind of works?

Or what about this full green ensemble?

We have to say, love it or hate it, you can't deny Billie's commitment to her look - and that's not something many of us are brave enough to pull off.

And Billie doesn't just experiment with fashion...

The star is no stranger to getting creative with her hair - opting for more out there looks and colors to fit her quirky aesthetic.

She donned silver hair for some time...

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If anything, it was this look that became her trademark around 2017.

But more recently, she has been rocking something very eye-popping...

Billie has been sporting neon green roots.

This seems to be a favorite of hers...

Because she's rocked the neon green for quite some time now.

But it turns out that there's a reason behind Billie's quirky look...

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Her choices in fashion - which strongly consist of baggy, oversized clothes - are picked to protect herself from her global audience body-shaming her and judging her on her natural appearance.

Speaking in an interview last year, Billie explained these choices...

"That’s why I wear baggy clothes," she said, "Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat a**,’ ‘she’s got a fat a**.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know."

And we honestly don't blame Billie for having this attitude...

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And sadly, people have already attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager. Even when she was as young as fifteen, online trolls were trying to sexualize her for no apparent reason.

It's terribly sad that the singer has to put up with this treatment...

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And it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.

But it seems there are some older gents Billie has no fear of.

As a hilarious (and surprisingly wholesome) encounter has proven this week.

Because in spite of being one of the most awarded artists of the year ...

It seems there are still some people for whom Billie Eilish has completely passed them by.

This year's Grammy Awards were a huge night for Eilish.

But an unsuspecting audience member got rather close to the superstar.

This is Terry George, from Leeds, UK.

He struck luck winning a lottery to be chosen as a seat filler at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

And he certainly made the most of the night.

Not only was he lucky enough to go to the prestigious awards, but his seat allocation was a further stroke of luck.

Because George ended up next to none other than Billie Eilish.

"It was just serendipity really, I didn't know that that was going to be where I would be sitting and on top of that I didn't even know that she was going to be up there claiming those awards at the same time," he said.

But to make it even funnier?

George had no idea who Eilish even was. "When I heard the name over a year ago, I thought it was 'Billie Irish' and it was a standup comedian."

"The amount of young people who have been messaging me and saying 'I can't believe you've touched Billie Eilish, you've met her, you've been next to her,' they're absolutely in awe of me."

"I've created a whole new fan base of young relatives and friends who all want to ask me about Billie Eilish, and she appeals so much to the generation of today."

Eagle-eyed fans can see George throughout the ceremony.

Here he is during that iconic moment when Billie prayed not to win an award.

And that's not all.

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Here he is in the background of a candid pic of Eilish with Erykah Badu.

He said Eilish was, "seemed very, very ordinary, very grounded and quite chuckly."

"She was kind of embarrassed to win all of them, and when it came to the next one, and certainly the third one, she was clenching her hands and thinking 'oh not me, not me, not me.'"

And in spite of being totally Eilish ignorant?

George now claims to be "such a fan."

"I think she well deserved winning this award."

"Having had this whole experience on the way back from the airplane, I listened to her whole album and absolutely love her stuff," he said. Fancy more Grammy's content? Scroll on for the comparisons between stars' first and most recent awards ceremonies. Some a pretty shocking!