A generational icon, Billie Eilish captured public attention by going against music and fashion norms. The Generation Z and avant-garde singer sprung to pop stardom after challenging all conventional public expectations.
Here’s how the chart-topping electropop artist shoved the millennials asides and solidified her status as a generational icon.
Biography & Age
A native of California, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born December 18, 2001. Growing up, Eilish was raised and homeschooled in Highland Park, a neighborhood in her hometown of Los Angeles. Billie’s musical inclinations were evident from an early age and her first public performances were with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus which she joined at the age of eight. Even before she became a teenager, Billie Eilish was already writing her own songs.
Billie unexpectedly found fame at the age of fourteen. She recorded her first song Ocean Eyes for fun in her bedroom and uploaded it to SoundCloud one day in early 2016. Interestingly, she uploaded the song on the streaming platform in order for her dance coach to listen to it. But it surprisingly went viral overnight and quickly caught the attention of industry bigwigs. The teen was soon signed to Darkroom and Interscope Records and by the end of 2016, Ocean Eyes was officially launched on a global scale to critical acclaim. By April 2017, the song had received one million plays on Spotify.
Billie Eilish’s music career gained momentum thereafter as she followed up with another single Six Feet Under. 2017 was a very busy and big year for the singer; she remixed Ocean Eyes no less than four times, released four singles Bellyache, Bored, Watch and Copycat. Her Bored song got featured in the pilot season of 13 Reasons Why. It was in August that same year that she dropped her critically acclaimed debut EP, Don’t Smile At Me. Billie’s subsequent singles include When the Party’s Over, You Should See Me in a Crown, and Bitches Broken Hearts. Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was released in March 2019.
The singer also has hit collaborative songs under her belt; notable among them is the remix of Watch titled &Burn which she did with Vince Staples. Her collaborative single with Khalid titled Lovely was also a success and it became the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. Besides her original songs, the electropop artist has also embarked on successful tours and has done song covers.
Billie Eilish’s Family – Parents, Brother
Billie Eilish is from a family of entertainers. She is the daughter of a music enthusiast Patrick O’Connell and Maggie Baird – an actress, musician, and screenwriter. Billie is not the only child who inherited her parents’ creative genes as her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, is also a successful musician who plays with a band called The Slightlys. It is common knowledge that Finneas initially wrote Billie’s Ocean Eyes hit song for his band.
Billie Eilish can already boast of a prolific career in such a short while. Though the teenage sensation has established herself as a formidable force in the music scene, she is still assiduously working her way to the very top. Billie’s exact salary has not been disclosed but the singer’s net worth is currently pegged around $5 million dollars, a figure is expected to increase at a prolific rate in the nearest future.
Billie Eilish is still blossoming into a fine lady, and as such, her current body stats will change in the future as she grows. The musician currently stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs about 52 kg. Her other body measurements have not been disclosed.
Is She Gay? Or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Billie Eilish has not been romantically linked to anyone since she came into the limelight. Though considered too young to date for now, the mystery surrounding the singer’s love life has also raised curiosity about her sexuality. The pop star appears to be more focused on building her career and has not gratified the speculations about her sexuality or who she is dating with either a confirmation or denial.
Other Facts About Billie Eilish
1. In November 2018, Billie Eilish revealed that she has Tourette syndrome.
2. Billie Eilish is also known for keeping a straight face. According to the singer, she doesn’t like smiling because it makes her feel weak and powerless.
3. Like most people in her generation, the electropop artist is very active on social media. In less than three years, Billie’s music has cumulatively garnered approximately 4 billion on both Spotify and YouTube. She has also amassed millions of followers on popular social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
4. Besides her music career, Billie Eilish is also a model and a businesswoman in the fashion industry. In October 2018, she was signed to Next Models. As a businesswoman, she owns a clothing line, Blohsh, and her merchandise can be gotten at Urban Outfitters.