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Listen to Billie Eilish's James Bond theme song from No Time to Die

Might this song score Billie Eilish an Academy Award?

The Grammy-sweeping artist on Thursday released her James Bond theme song from the upcoming film No Time to Die. At 18 years old, Eilish is the youngest person ever to record a Bond theme.

Eilish's involvement in No Time to Die was announced last month, at which point she said in a statement that "to be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor," also calling James Bond "the coolest film franchise ever to exist." She wrote the song with her brother, Finneas.

The last Bond theme song for Spectre was performed by Sam Smith, while Adele performed the theme for 2012's Skyfall. Both of those artists' songs ultimately won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, raising the possibility that after Eilish's Oscars performance on Sunday, she could be headed back next year as a winner. At the very least, does every other artist debuting an original song in a 2020 movie have some competition on their hands? To quote Eilish, duh. Brendan Morrow