|Height:||5′ 3″ (152,4 cm)|
Billie Eilish is an American singer-songwriter who was born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Who would have thought that Billie would go supernova when she posted her first song to SoundCloud? When We All Fall Asleep, Where DO We Go?, Billie’s platinum-selling, history-making debut album, cemented her position as a musical leader of a new age. Not too shabby for an adolescent.
Maggie Baird, an actor, voice actress, singer-songwriter, and screenwriter (who plays Samara in the Mass Effect video games), and Patrick O’Connell, a laborer, are the parents of Billie. Eilish, Billie’s middle name, was originally intended to be her first name and Pirate, her middle name; however, her uncle protested because pirate has a bad connotation. However, Bill’s father passed away while Maggie was carrying Billie, so the child was given his name.
Together with her brother Finneas, Billie attended homeschooling, and she attributes her interest in singing to both of them as well as her mother. At the age of 11, Billie composed her first “real” song, which she later recorded as “Ocean Eyes” in 2015. Her dance instructor requested that they create a track for a dance routine, so the pair recorded this version, which FInneas wrote and produced for his band. After that, like in the past, Billie and Finneas posted the music to SoundCloud. But this time, the song went viral and was praised by numerous publications, radio stations, and music icons. Billie signed a contract with Platoon, an A&R company that prepares stars before they sign to a big label, as a result of the buzz.
Billie joined with The Darkroom, a division of Interscope Records, in August 2016. The first of the following year saw Billie issue an EP that included four “Ocean Eyes” remixes. 2019 marked the single’s Billboard Hot 100 peak, which came one year after the RIAA awarded it platinum certification. The song peaked at No. 84.
Don’t Smile AT Me, Billie’s debut EP, was published in August 2017. The songs “Idon’tWannaBeYouAnymore,” “My Boy,” “Copycat,” “BellyAche,” and “Watch” were among its hits. The EP is credited with transforming Billie’s sound in a more seductive, dark path. She would continue to generate buzz with performances and high-profile cameos over the following two years. She teamed up with Khalid in April 2018 to create the song “Lovely,” which was featured on the album for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. The song would eventually receive a silver certification. She became the youngest artist to hit 1 billion streams on a project when Don’t Smile at Me did so on Spotify in January 2019. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, her debut album, was published in March of that year.
“You Should See Me In a Crown,” the first song from the album, and “When The Party’s Over,” the second single, were both released in 2018. “Wish You Were Gay” and “Bury a Friend” were also published by Billie. All of those songs have received various levels of Platinum certification as of 2020. “Bad Guy,” the fifth single from When We All Fall Asleep, helped Billie advance to the next stage. The song “Bad Guy,” which was released on the same day as her debut album, opened at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 1 on the Album 200. Before “Bad Guy” overcame Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” and took the top position, the song reached No. 2 (and remained there for nine weeks).
After the publication of her debut album, Billie became very popular. She also triumphed in almost every contest. She was nominated for six Grammy Awards in November 2019, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. She would later win all four of those awards at the 2020 event. She published “No Time To Die” in 2020, the same year as the James Bond movie of the same name. It was Billie’s first UK No. 1 single and the second Bond theme music to reach that position.
Billie wanted to stop people from body-shaming her, so she developed her signature sense of style: loose, ill-fitting clothing. After pictures of Billie wearing an unremarkable spaghetti-strap top went popular online in late 2020, she began to support the “normalization” of “real bodies” online.
She also promotes vegetarianism and animal rights. She grew up vegetarian and switched to veganism in 2014. She has also entered politics and is an advocate for American political rights.