Jon Batiste shares sweet way Billie Eilish supported him at Grammys before he won Album of the Year

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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert's bandleader and musical director, Jon Batiste, returned Tuesday night following his big night at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

In total, Batiste received 11 Grammy nominations and won five awards, including Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Disney-Pixar film Soul, Best Music Video, and, of course, the big one – Album of the Year for We Are.

According to Batiste, his big win was exactly what fellow nominee Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas wanted.

"Finneas and Billie, they turn around and they're like, 'We really hope you win this one,'" he said. "Because it was almost like a pod, over the week, and they were so nice. Everybody was so supportive. The energy was so supportive. I was, like, 'Well, at least everybody's going to be on a good vibe.'"

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Billie Eilish congratulates Jon Batiste on his Album of the Year win for “We Are” during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Billie Eilish congratulates Jon Batiste on his Album of the Year win for We Are during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

When Batiste was announced as the night's big winner, Eilish and Finneas were clearly excited, as were his family members who were in attendance with him.

"Man, it's so much I'm still processing it. First off, the fact that my family is there to witness that is incredible. It's incredible. Just so much went into that moment. Piano lessons, civil rights marches, all kinds of just, like, this is an incredible moment," said Batiste.

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