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Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), better known by her stage name Billie Eilish, is an American singer-songwriter signed to Interscope Records.

Early Life

Billie Eilish (pronounced Bil-lee eye-lish) was born on December 18, 2001 to Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell, and raised in Los Angeles within a family of actors and musicians of Irish and Scottish descent. She was homeschooled along with her brother Finneas O'Connell, who would later go on to become Eilish's songwriting partner and producer. Eilish joined the Los Angeles Children's Chorus at age eight, where she honed her vocal abilities and, according to her, gained all her singing technique.[1] At age eleven, Eilish began writing and singing her own songs, taking after Finneas who was already performing his own songs with his band.

Career

First Official Releases

In 2015, the siblings released two songs on SoundCloud, titled "sHE'S brOKen" and "Fingers Crossed". "We had no intention for them," said Eilish later, saying that the songs were released "for fun and for our friends to listen to".[2]

"Ocean Eyes"

In October 2015, Finneas informed Eilish of a song he had been playing with his band titled "Ocean Eyes". Eilish recorded the song and sent it to her dance teacher, who hoped to choreograph a dance to it. "Ocean Eyes", the debut single under the name Billie Eilish, was released on SoundCloud in 2016 and was a viral hit, much to the surprise of Eilish and Finneas. A music video was released on March 24, 2016, and a video of Eilish performing a dance to the song was released on November 22, 2016. That year, she also released "Six Feet Under", which was not nearly as successful as "Ocean Eyes", but got attention from listeners and was a success among the small fanbase that Eilish had earned. "Ocean Eyes" was released worldwide through Darkroom and on November 18, 2016 to positive critical reviews. "Ocean Eyes" is "a ballad about longing for reconciliation with an ex. I can imagine it becoming a major hit," said Chris DeVille of Stereogum. On January 13, 2017, Eilish released an EP with four remixes of "Ocean Eyes" by the likes of Blackbear and Astronomyy. The Astronomyy remix took off immediately, becoming even more popular than the original track on Spotify.

"DSAM"- First EP

Following the success of the "Ocean Eyes" remixes, Eilish released the single "Bellyache" on February 24, 2017. "Bellyache" was produced and co-written by Finneas O'Connell, with a music video directed by Miles and AJ being released on March 22nd, 2017. Since its release, the song has been remixed by the likes of duo Marian Hill. Just over a week later, on March 30th, Eilish released the track "Bored" as part of the soundtrack to the television series 13 Reasons Why. On June 30th, 2017, Eilish released the single "Watch" with a follow-up single, "COPYCAT" arriving on July 11th, 2017, along with the announcement of her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me. Each Friday in July, Eilish would add another single to the EP. It was in this manner that the singles "Idontwannabeyouanymore" and "My Boy" were released. Don't Smile at Me was later released on August 11th, 2017.

Dont smile at me

After the release of don't smile at me, Eilish collaborated with American rapper Vince Staples for a remix of "watch" titled "&burn". Later, in January of 2018, Eilish announced the Where's My Mind Tour, which would end in August of 2018. For the 2018 record store day, Eilish has announced that she would be selling a 7" vinyl which features an acoustic version of her song "Party Favor" and an acoustic cover of "Hotline Bling" by Drake. Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single "Lovely" in April of 2018. The single was later announced as part of the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why.

"WWAFAWDWG"- First Album

On July 18th, 2018, Eilish released a single from her debut album, "You Should See Me in a Crown". She also released a stand-alone single, titled "Bitches Broken Hearts". "you should see me in a crown" was first premiered on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac before its official release. Eilish had also teased the song several times before releasing it. Finneas confirmed the album would arrive in 2019.[3] The second single from the album, "When the Party's Over", was released on October 16th, 2018.

On November 20th, 2018, Eilish released the single "Come Out and Play" for Apple's animated Holiday short Share Your Gifts. "WHEN I WAS OLDER" was released on January 9th, 2019 for the album Music Inspired by the Film Roma.

In January 2019, Eilish released "Bury a Friend" as the third single from her debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, along with "WHEN I WAS OLDER", a single inspired by the 2018 film Roma, which appeared on the compilation album Music Inspired by the Film Roma. "Bury a Friend" peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her fourth single from the album, "Wish You Were Gay", was released in March 2019, and debuted and peaked at number 31 in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Whenwe

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was released on March 29, 2019.[4] The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 as well as on the UK Albums Chart, making 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. Upon the album's debut, Eilish broke the record for most simultaneously charting Hot 100 songs by a female artist, with 14, after every song from the album, excluding "Goodbye", charted on the Hot 100. The fifth single from the album, "Bad Guy", was released in conjunction with the album, and peaked at number one in the US, ending Lil Nas X's record-breaking 19 weeks at number one with "Old Town Road". She is the first artist born in the 2000s and the youngest artist since Lorde (with "Royals") to have a number-one single. A remix of the song featuring Justin Bieber was released in July 2019.

She began her When We All Fall Asleep World Tour at Coachella Festival in April 2019.[5] The tour concluded in Mexico City on November 17, 2019. On September 27, 2019, she announced her Where Do We Go? World Tour via her Instagram page. The tour was set to begin in Miami on March 9, 2020, and was to conclude in London on July 27, 2020, however it was unfortunately eventually postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On November 7, 2019, Jack White's Third Man Records announced the label would be releasing an acoustic live album of Eilish's performance from the record label's Blue Room. The album will be available exclusively on vinyl at Third Man retail locations in Nashville, Tennessee, and Detroit, Michigan.[6] On November 13, 2019, she released her next single, "Everything I Wanted".

On November 20, 2019, 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. At the age of 17, she is the youngest artist to be nominated in all four General Field categories. In the same month, Eilish was crowned 2019 Billboard Woman of the Year.

In January of 2020, Eilish won five Grammys. Including the main four, making her the youngest person ever to collect all four at once.

"No Time to Die"

She announced in January of 2020 that she would be writing the theme song for the new James Bond movie, "No Time to Die". This makes her the youngest artist ever to write a Bond theme song. [7] The song was released on February 13th, 2020, at 4 pm ET.[8]

Photobook

Near the beginning of January 2021, Eilish announced that she would be releasing her first book, a photobook which is self-titled.[9] It was released later that year in May, published by Grand Central Publishing and Hachette's Children's Group.

Rosalía Collaboration

In mid-January of 2021, she released the long-awaited collab with Rosalía entitled "Lo Vas a Olvidar". It was also featured in HBO's original show Euphoria.

"HTE"- Sophomore Album

On April 27, 2021, Eilish announced via her Instagram that she would be releasing her second album titled, Happier Than Ever, on July 30 of the same year. The album cover and tracklist were also revealed on this date, consisting of 16 songs. It was made available for preorder soon after. It was announced that the album would be available in various formats, including collectable vinyl and cassette colours: brown, opaque pale blue, pale yellow, golden yellow, cool grey vinyl, and pink and brown cassette. On April 29, 2021, Eilish released the third single from the upcoming album, titled "Your Power", having previously released two earlier singles, "my future" and "Therefore I Am" respectively, in 2020. The single release was accompanied by a self-directed music video. On June 2, Eilish released "Lost Cause" as the fourth single from Happier Than Ever, with “NDA” as the fifth single dropping on July 9.

Guitar Songs

Eilish's second extended play was released digitally as a surprise on July 21, 2022 with no prior announcement by Darkroom and Interscope Records. It consists of two tracks, "TV" and "The 30th", both released by Eilish in a decision to share new music with fans as soon as possible. "TV" had previously debuted during the Happier Than Ever, The World Tour in a concert in Manchester, UK and the final released version features audio taken from one of the concerts on tour. Both were written by Eilish and her brother Finneas, the latter of which who also produced the tracks for the EP.

"What Was I Made For?"

Eilish was approached by director Greta Gerwig about writing a song for the soundtrack of the 2023 hit movie "Barbie". Having seen a rough cut of the film at Warner Bros. Studios, Eilish, and her brother Finneas[10], were inspired.[11] Having struggled with writer's block prior to this, the pair immediately found themselves writing the single. As artists featured on the movie's soundtrack were beginning to be announced towards the end of June 2023, Eilish fueled speculation that she would also be appearing by posting a pink neon sign showcasing the sillhouette of the iconic character.[12] On July 6, 2023 the single was finally announced by Eilish, who shared the news on her official social media accounts.[13]

The song received widespread critical acclaim, and went on to win Eilish her second Academy Award, making her the youngest two-time winner.

"HIT ME HARD AND SOFT"- Third Studio Album

Eilish, along with her brother Finneas, has previously confirmed that work on a third studio album had begun. She announced in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM in October 2023 that the album was reportedly 80% finished and ‘in the fourth quarter’.[14] Following that, Eilish would tease the album several times, notably on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in December 2023[15], before finally revealing on February 22, 2024 that the album had been mastered.[16] Promotional material started appearing on billboards around the world in early April 2024, teasing the new album.[17] A few days later on April 8, 2024, Eilish officially confirmed the title of the album as HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, revealing the release date to be May 17, 2024.[18] The full tracklisting for the album was leaked by the popular American magazine Rolling Stone on the same day, which Eilish vocally criticized online.[19] Merchandise was also released on Eilish's website for pre-order, including numerous items of clothing and several variations of physical media for the release, including vinyl records, compact discs, and cassettes. Snippets of songs were teased by Eilish in the run-up to release, including in a surprise Coachella set and while being interviewed by Zane Lowe for Apple Music. It was in this interview with Lowe that Eilish also confirmed that a music video for "LUNCH" had been shot. Upon release on May 17, 2024, "LUNCH" was released as the lead single of the album, with the music video premiering on YouTube the same day.

Personal Life

Eilish is bisexual; having previously dated Brandon Adams and Jesse Rutherford publicly, she has stated she is attracted to both men and women. She experienced sexual abuse as a child.

Eilish stated in an interview in March of 2019 that she has never used drugs or smoked.[20] She has Tourette’s syndrome and synesthesia,[21][22] and has experienced depression.[23] She was raised vegetarian and went vegan in 2014.[24][25]

Official Accounts

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
  • Released: March 29th, 2019
  • Label: Darkroom/Interscope
  • Format: CD, Cassette, Digital Download, Streaming, Vinyl, Box Set
1 2,361,000
Happier Than Ever
  • Released: July 30th, 2021
  • Label: Darkroom/Interscope
  • Format: CD, Cassette, Digital Download, Streaming, Vinyl, Box Set
1
HIT ME HARD AND SOFT
  • Released: May 17th, 2024
  • Label: Darkroom/Interscope
  • Format: CD, Cassette, Digital Download, Streaming, Vinyl, Box Set
2

Extended Plays

Title Extended play details Peak chart positions Sales
US
dont smile at me
  • Released: August 11th, 2017
  • Label: Darkroom/Interscope
  • Format: CD, Cassette, Digital Download, Streaming, Vinyl,
14 1,000,000
Guitar Songs
  • Released: July 21st, 2022
  • Label: Darkroom/Interscope
  • Format: Digital Download, Streaming

Singles

Title Year Album
"sHE'S brOKen" 2015 Non-album singles
"Fingers Crossed"
"Six Feet Under" 2016
"Ocean Eyes" dont smile at me
"Bellyache" 2017
"Bored" 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
"watch" dont smile at me
"COPYCAT"
"idontwannabeyouanymore"
"my boy"
"party favor"
"hostage"
"&burn" dont smile at me (Reissue)
"bitches broken hearts" 2018 dont smile at me (Expanded and Japanese deluxe versions)
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (reissue)
"lovely" 13 Reasons Why: Season 2
dont smile at me (Expanded and Japanese deluxe versions)
"you should see me in a crown" WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
"when the party’s over"
"come out and play" WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Japanese edition)
"WHEN I WAS OLDER" 2019

Music Inspired by the Movie Roma
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (Japanese edition and reissue)

"bury a friend" WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
"wish you were gay"
"bad guy"
"all the good girls go to hell"
"everything i wanted" WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (reissue)
"No Time to Die" 2020 Non-album single
"my future" Happier Than Ever
"Therefore I Am"
"Your Power" 2021
"Lost Cause"
"NDA"
"Happier Than Ever"
‘’TV’’ 2022 Guitar Songs
‘’The 30th’’
‘’hotline (edit)’’ 2023 Non-album single
What Was I Made For?

Remixes

Title Year Album
"Ocean Eyes" (Astronomyy Remix) 2017 Ocean Eyes (The Remixes)
"Bellyache" (Marian Hill Remix) Non-album single
"Ocean Eyes" (Blackbear Remix) 2018 Ocean Eyes (The Remixes)
"COPYCAT" (Sofi Tukker Remix) Non-album single
"Ocean Eyes (GOLDHOUSE Remix) Ocean Eyes (The Remixes)
"Six Feet Under (Jerry Folk Remix)" Six Feet Under (The Remixes)
"bad guy" (featuring Justin Bieber) 2019 Non-album single

Songwriting credits

Title Year Artist(s) Album Written with:
"Your Eyes" (featuring Tayla Parx) 2017 The Knocks Testify EP Benjamin Ruttner, James Patterson, Taylor Parks, Finneas O'Connell, Fransisca Hall, Kaelyn Behr
"SIRENS : Z1RENZ" (featuring J.I.D and Billie Eilish) 2018 Denzel Curry TA13OO Destin Route, Denzel Rae Don Curry

Music videos

Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Ocean Eyes" 2016 Megan Thompson [26]
"Six Feet Under" Billie Eilish
"Bellyache" 2017 AJ Favicchio & Miles Cable
"Bored"
"watch" Megan Park [27]
"idontwannabeyouanymore" 2018 Eli Born
"lovely" Matty Peacock and Taylor Cohen [28]
"hostage" Henry Scholfield [29]
"you should see me in a crown" Billie Eilish
"when the party's over" Carlos López Estrada
"bury a friend" 2019 Michael Chaves
"bad guy" Dave Meyers
"all the good girls go to hell" Rich Lee
"xanny" Billie Eilish
"everything i wanted" 2020
"No Time to Die" Cary Joji Fukunaga and Billie Eilish
"my future" Andrew Onorato
"Therefore I Am" Billie Eilish
"Your Power" 2021
"Lost Cause"
"NDA"
"Happier Than Ever"
‘’What Was I Made For?’’ 2023

References

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  2. https://www.vogue.com/article/billie-eilish-pops-next-it-girl
  3. https://twitter.com/finneas/status/1075840753417388032?s=19
  4. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-album-reviews/review-billie-eilish-when-we-all-sleep-where-do-we-go-814754/
  5. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/billie-eilish-lyrics-coachella-2019
  6. https://www.spin.com/2019/11/billie-eilish-jack-white-live-album/
  7. https://twitter.com/007/status/1217114730831237121
  8. https://twitter.com/billieeilish/status/1227700334652358661
  9. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ9AgXcl6XO/?igshid=1ss2o6fzzp4ck
  10. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/billie-eilish-to-release-new-song-on-the-barbie-soundtrack/
  11. https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/billie-eilish-writing-barbie-soundtrack-self-doubt-1235371076/
  12. https://www.tag24.com/entertainment/celebrities/billie-eilish/did-billie-eilish-confirm-that-she-will-be-in-the-barbie-movie-soundtrack-2876738
  13. https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/billie-eilish-new-song-barbie-soundtrack-what-was-i-made-for-1235367616/
  14. https://twitter.com/billieeilishtrs/status/1712640485926322181?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
  15. https://www.nme.com/news/music/billie-eilish-says-her-third-album-is-almost-done-3559580
  16. https://www.instagram.com/billieeilish/p/C3ns6jUvIBi/?hl=en&img_index=1
  17. https://www.nme.com/news/music/billie-eilish-appears-to-tease-new-album-on-billboards-around-the-world-3612309
  18. https://twitter.com/billieeilish/status/1777357453039911024?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
  19. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/billie-eilish-new-album-hit-me-hard-and-soft-1234998028/
  20. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/29/billie-eilish-the-pop-icon-who-defines-21st-century-teenage-angst
  21. https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17883598675287053/
  22. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sensorium/201904/shes-rainbow
  23. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8506181/billie-eilish-zane-lowe-beats-one-interview
  24. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/arts/music/billie-eilish-debut-album.html
  25. https://www.livekindly.co/billie-eilish-condemns-meat-dairy-industry/
  26. https://www.stereogum.com/1867003/billie-eilish-ocean-eyes-video-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/
  27. https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/pakpy9/watch-billie-eilish-set-fire-to-a-bad-relationship-in-new-video-for-watch
  28. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-billie-eilish-khalid-brave-rain-ice-in-lovely-video-w519583
  29. https://pigeonsandplanes.com/news/2018/07/billie-eilish-hostage-video
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