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Billie Eilish The Life and Art of an International Celebrity

Who is billie eilish?

An American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California, Billie Eilish has made waves with her Ocean Eyes across stages internationally. Debuting in 2017 with sleeper hit albumĀ Don't Smile at Me, Billie Eilish has since grown her fan base into the millions and across the world.

Early Life

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Daughter to a teacher and construction worker who both previously worked as actors, Billie Eilish was exposed to the entertainment industry early on.

Both Billie and her brother Finneas were homeschooled for the entirety of their educational careers. This ability to be homeschooled allowed the both of them to follow their musical passions. Taught by their mother in piano and songwriting, both Billie and Finneas received an education they would not have otherwise.

Although Finneas has written and produced for his own band, Billie and Finneas constantly conspire. Most of Billie's music is co-produced and written by Finneas. It's very interesting to see such a close sibling dynamic, and the result of their joint talent.

While she was homeschooled, Billie did attend a few acting auditions on her mother's suggestion. Despite disliking the acting aspect of the auditions, Billie found herself interested in recording background dialogue for crowd scenes. She worked on the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus, and the X-Men series.

early career

Uploaded in 2016 onto music streaming site SoundCloud, Ocean Eyes registered more than 10 million hits within months. Multiple record labels attempted to buy the rights to the song, and Billie eventually made a deal with Apple Music where she signed with A&R company Platoon. Later, she would go on to sign with Darkroom and Interscope Records.

Eilish released Bellyache in February of 2017, then singles Bored, Watch, and Copycat. Her 2017 EP Don't Smile at Me reached number 14 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Career Development

2018

In 2018, Eilish embarked on the Where's My Mind Tour, signed a talent contract with Next Management for fashion endorsements, was placed on the 2018 Forbes "30 Under 30" list, became the youngest artist to reach one billion streams on a project on Spotify, wrote music for the film Roma, and released a docu-series after partnering with YouTube.

2019

In 2019, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? was released via a multi-level campaign by Spotify. Debuting atop the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart, Eilish became the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one album in the U.S. and the youngest female to ever have a number-one album in the UK.

With her tour beginning at the 2019 Coachella Festival, Billie Eilish opened a new chapter in her music career. This tour would begin in Miami and conclude in London. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic every concert after Miami was abruptly cancelled.

Billie Eilish continued sweeping away the competition, being 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 in 2019. At age 17, Eilish was the youngest artist to be nominated in all four General Field categories. Eilish was also crowned 2019's Billboard Woman of the Year.

2020

Eilish opened 2020 by becoming the youngest artist to write and perform a James Bond theme song. In 2020, she became the youngest person to feature on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, with earnings of $53 million. In October, Eilish won Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?) and the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist.

2021

Most recently, on February 26, 2021, the R. J. Cutler directed documentary film Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry was released. It is available on Apple TV+ and in select movie theaters.

Conclusion

This is Billie's world and we're just living in it.