Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell is an American singer and songwriter.
80 Facts About Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish first gained public attention in 2015 with her debut single "Ocean Eyes", written and produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows.
Billie Eilish has received multiple accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.
Billie Eilish was featured on Time magazine's inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019 and the Time 100 in 2021.
Billie Eilish has a history of political activism, focusing on climate change awareness and women's equality.
Billie Eilish was honored as one of the BBC 100 Women in December 2022.
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18,2001.
Billie Eilish is the daughter of actress and teacher Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O'Connell, both of whom are musicians and work on Eilish's tours.
Billie Eilish was raised in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Billie Eilish said her brother and mother inspired her to get into music.
Billie Eilish performed at talent shows and joined the Los Angeles Children's Chorus at age eight.
Billie Eilish wrote her first "real" song at age 11 for her mother's songwriting class.
Billie Eilish had gone on some acting auditions, which she disliked; however, she enjoyed recording background dialogue for crowd scenes and worked on the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus, and the X-Men series.
Billie Eilish took dance classes until 2016, when a growth plate injury put an end to her dancing career and she turned her focus toward recording music.
In 2015,13-year-old Billie Eilish began working on songs with her brother Finneas, who had been writing and producing for several years and had his own band.
On November 18,2015, Billie Eilish released the song "Ocean Eyes".
Billie Eilish gave it to Eilish when her dance teacher at the Revolution Dance Center asked them to write a song for choreography.
Billie Eilish then got a publicist, who connected her to the luxury fashion brand Chanel, and a stylist, both of whom helped shape her image.
Billie Eilish developed her rollout as an artist, taking inspiration from the model of hip hop artists such as Travis Scott and Chance the Rapper, not relying on one big single and focusing on creating a "persona and distinct aesthetic".
On January 14,2017, Billie Eilish released an EP with four remixes by Astronomyy, Blackbear, Goldhouse, and Cautious Clay for "Ocean Eyes", and released another EP for "Six Feet Under" featuring remixes by Blu J, Gazzo, Jerry Folk, and Aire Atlantica.
Billie Eilish later released "Bored" on March 30,2017, as part of the soundtrack to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Billie Eilish later released another single, "Copycat", which was released on July 14,2017, and announced the release of her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me.
Billie Eilish embarked on the Don't Smile at Me Tour throughout October 2017 in support of her EP.
Billie Eilish released "Bitches Broken Hearts" through SoundCloud on November 10,2017.
Billie Eilish's team worked with Spotify, which promoted her on its most popular playlist, "Today's Top Hits".
In February 2018, Billie Eilish embarked on her second headlining concert tour, the Where's My Mind Tour, which concluded in April 2018.
For Record Store Day 2018, Billie Eilish released "Party Favor" on a pink 7-inch vinyl, along with a cover of "Hotline Bling", written by Canadian rapper Drake as the B-side.
Billie Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single "Lovely", which was released on April 19,2018, and added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why.
Billie Eilish later released "You Should See Me in a Crown", in July 2018, In July of the same year, Eilish performed at the Mo Pop Festival.
Billie Eilish signed a talent contract with Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements in October 2018.
Billie Eilish was placed on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in November of that year, and released the single "Come Out and Play" in November 2018, which was written for a holiday-themed Apple commercial.
The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 as well as on the UK Albums Chart, making Billie Eilish the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one album in the United States, and the youngest female ever to have a number-one album in the United Kingdom.
Billie Eilish is the first artist born in the 2000s and the youngest artist since Lorde to have a number-one single.
Billie Eilish began her When We All Fall Asleep Tour at Coachella Festival in April 2019, with the tour concluding on November 17,2019, in Mexico City.
The tour began in Miami on March 9,2020, and ran for two more shows on March 10 in Orlando and March 12 in Raleigh respectively, before Billie Eilish ended the tour prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 20,2019, Billie Eilish was nominated for six Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Bad Guy" as well as Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
On January 14,2020, Billie Eilish was announced as performer of the title track for the 25th installment in the James Bond film franchise, No Time to Die, written and produced with her brother.
On July 30,2020, Billie Eilish released "My Future", her first original release since "No Time to Die", along with an animated video.
In September 2020, Billie Eilish released a collection of branded ukuleles with guitar manufacturer Fender.
Billie Eilish performed "Therefore I Am" and "My Future" at the Jingle Ball in December 2020.
At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish took home two awards: the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, for her Bond theme and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for her 2019 single "Everything I Wanted".
On December 2,2021, Billie Eilish announced an eco-friendly limited-edition vinyl version of Happier Than Ever made from recycled vinyl scraps.
In June 2021, Billie Eilish was criticized for videos in which she mouthed the anti-Asian slur "chink" while lip-syncing the song "Fish" by Tyler, the Creator, and for using blaccent and African-American Vernacular English.
Billie Eilish was accused of queerbaiting after using the caption "I love girls" to promote the music video for "Lost Cause".
Billie Eilish addressed a separate video of what was viewed as her mocking an Asian accent, writing that she was actually "speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice".
Billie Eilish started formulating ideas for her third studio album's songs with Finneas in December 2021.
In June 2022, during her world tour's Manchester show, Billie Eilish debuted the then-unreleased ballad "TV".
Billie Eilish explained her decision to surprise-release the EP during the interview with Lowe.
Billie Eilish told him that while work on her third studio album was coming soon, she refused to wait until that time to put "TV" and "The 30th" on a track list.
Billie Eilish wanted to release songs like she had been doing early in her career, previewing them for fans in live concerts before releasing them without much marketing.
Billie Eilish worked with Apple Music to exclusively host a film of one of the Happier Than Ever tour concerts, specifically one of her shows at the O2 Arena in London.
Billie Eilish billed the film as a way for fans who missed out on tickets to experience the tour for themselves, wanting more people to recognize her for her showmanship live.
Billie Eilish made her acting debut on Amazon Prime Video's Swarm.
Billie Eilish played the role of Eva, the leader of a cult inspired by NXIVM, and received positive reviews for her character.
Finneas writes for Billie Eilish's albums, produces her music, and performs in live shows.
Billie Eilish said a number of the songs derive from her and Finneas' experiences.
When he writes with Billie Eilish, he tries "to help her tell whatever story she's trying to tell, bounce ideas off of her, listen to her ideas", and use a language that fits her voice telling the story.
Billie Eilish had wanted to direct her own music videos since age 14 but was initially not given the opportunity due to lack of experience.
Billie Eilish grew up listening to the Beatles, Justin Bieber, Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park and Lana Del Rey.
Billie Eilish has said that stumbling upon Aurora's "Runaway" on YouTube inspired her to pursue a music career.
Billie Eilish has cited Tyler, the Creator, Childish Gambino, and Avril Lavigne as major musical and style influences for her.
Billie Eilish has named Rihanna as an inspiration for her style choices after she called fashion her "defense mechanism" during an acceptance speech.
Billie Eilish has credited Damon Albarn for changing the way she views art and music creation.
Billie Eilish is the recipient of numerous awards, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Guinness World Records, one Brit Award, and three Billboard Music Awards.
Much of the media attention surrounding Billie Eilish has revolved around her fashion style, which consists primarily of baggy, oversized clothing.
Billie Eilish tries to be "really different from a lot of people" and dresses opposite to what others wear.
In May 2019, Billie Eilish appeared in a Calvin Klein advertisement, where she mentioned that she dresses in baggy clothes to prevent people from judging her body.
Billie Eilish was on the cover of the June 2021 issue of British Vogue.
Billie Eilish made her first appearance at the Met Gala in 2021, which had the theme "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion", wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown under the condition that the fashion house would permanently end its use of real fur.
Billie Eilish fronted MCM Worldwide's fall 2019 advertising campaign in July 2019, and later that month, collaborated with Los Angeles-based clothing brand Freak City for a clothing line.
The brand later clarified that Billie Eilish herself had no knowledge of the plagiarism.
Billie Eilish has a history of political activism, publicly expressing her views on a multitude of political issues.
Billie Eilish has been vocal with regards to environmental causes, including climate change awareness.
Billie Eilish was raised as a vegetarian, is a regular advocate on social media for animal rights and veganism, and has criticized the dairy, wool, and mink fur industries.
In March 2020, Billie Eilish encouraged fans online to register to vote for the 2020 US presidential election.
Billie Eilish previously lived with her parents in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles until 2019, when she moved out.
Billie Eilish said in 2021 that she still spends many nights in her childhood bedroom to be close to her parents.
Billie Eilish stated she has Tourette syndrome, synesthesia, and has experienced depression.
Billie Eilish dated rapper Brandon Adams, who goes by the stage name 7:AMP.
In late October 2022, it was reported that Billie Eilish was dating fellow singer Jesse Rutherford.