She’s Only 17
Billie Eilish first dipped her toes into the music industry when she began performing at the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at 8-years-old. By 11, she began writing songs and signed with Interscope Records at 14.
Her Debut Single Accidentally Went Viral
Billie got her breakthrough in 2015 when she uploaded her hit song "Ocean Eyes" onto Soundcloud to share with her dance teacher. The song blew up almost overnight and has raked in more than 250 million streams on Spotify.
Billie Comes From A Creative Family
Her parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell, are both actors and musicians. You may recognize Finneas as Alistair from the final season of “Glee”. The three starred in the 2013 family drama “Life Inside Out”, which Baird co-wrote.
Her Brother Is Her Co-Writer And Producer
Her brother Finneas O'Connell co-wrote and produced "Ocean Eyes", along with Billie’s EP Don't Smile at Me in 2017 and her new album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' Debuted At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart
Billie also just hit No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for the first time ever, with 14 entries on the Hot 100.
Billie And Finneas Record In Their Own Home
The “SPACES” video series from AWAL shows the two-bedroom home in Los Angeles where the sibling duo grew up. They have a home studio where Billie recorded most of the vocals for her album.
She’s Known For Having An Unconventional Sense Of Style
Not only is her sound unique and playful, but so is her wardrobe. Always dripping in luxury designs, Billie loves a bright, baggy, androgynous look. She told ET, "I like to be judged, so I wanna see heads look up."
Billie Loves Horror Movies
This doesn’t come as a surprise to fans of the singer. She’s obsessed with the 2014 horror film “The Babadook” and pulls inspiration from it.
Dave Grohl Gave Her The Seal Of Approval
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gushed about Billie, comparing her momentum to that of Nirvana’s. He told Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino at the Pollstar Live conference earlier this year, “The same thing is happening with her that happened with Nirvana in 1991. People say, ‘Is rock dead?’ When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, rock and roll is not close to dead!”
Her Favourite Colour Is Yellow
Not only is it her favourite, but Billie told Popcrush that she sees herself as the embodiment of yellow: “I think of myself as yellow because I think a lot of people used to maybe doubt yellow or not like it because it’s one of those colours that people just sort of hate. Nobody likes it and it’s such a good colour!”.