Entertainment Music Finneas Says It's a 'Huge Honor' to Be Nominated 'Under My Own Name' at 2022 Grammys "I love making music and any recognition for something you love doing is just validation that you get to keep doing it," Finneas said ahead of the 64th annual Grammy Awards By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 3, 2022 08:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Finneas is ready for his close-up. The musician and brother of Billie Eilish, 24, appeared on the Live from E!: Grammys special ahead of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, during which he opened up about his "huge honor" to be nominated "under my own name" at this year's ceremony. Noting that he understands that there may be confusion as to why he was nominated in the best new artist category, given that he has won Grammys in years past, Finneas explained, "The deal is everything Grammy-related before has been as a collaborator with my sister." "The best new artist nomination is for my own music that I out under my own name," he continued. "So that's just to clear it up for anybody — that's the distinction." "But [it's a] huge honor," the Glee alum — who spoke alongside his girlfriend, Claudia Sulewski — added. "I mean, I love making music and any recognition for something you love doing is just validation that you get to keep doing it." Check out PEOPLE's full Grammy Awards coverage to get the latest news on music's biggest night. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Finneas Says He Took a 'Romantic but Doomed' Approach to Songwriting on New Album Optimist At this year's ceremony, Finneas is up for the best new artist award, as well as record of the year and song of the year for Eilish's track, "Happier Than Ever." He is also up for album of the year for her Happier Than Ever album, as well as for Justin Bieber's Justice, on which he co-wrote the song "Lonely." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Finneas is tied with Olivia Rodrigo as the only nominees in all top four categories at the awards ceremony this year. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, are airing and streaming live on Sunday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.