Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish
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Billie Eilish (2019)
Born
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell

(2001-12-18) December 18, 2001 (age 18)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
Years active2015–present
Labels
  • Darkroom
  • Interscope

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell[1][2] (/ˈˌlɪʃ/ AHY-lish; born December 18, 2001)[3] is an American singer-songwriter. She is currently signed to Interscope Records.

She released her first EP, dont smile at me, in 2017.[4] Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was released on March 29, 2019. It features the songs "Bury a Friend", "You Should See Me in a Crown", "When the Party's Over", "Wish You Were Gay", and her first number-one hit, "Bad Guy". The album reached number one in the UK, making her the youngest woman to top the UK Albums Chart.[5]

In February 2020, Eilish released her single "No Time to Die", the official James Bond theme for the movie of the same name.

Eilish's musical style has been compared to New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde and American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey.[6]

Awards[change | change source]

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Eilish became the youngest artist[source?] to win all four of the major categories (the “Big Four” – Album, Record, and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) at the Grammy Awards in 2020. She has won five awards from six nominations.[7]

Year Award Ceremony Work Category Result
2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Herself Best New Artist Won
Bad Guy Song of the Year Won
Record of the Year Won
Best Pop Solo Performance Nominated
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Album of the Year Won
Best Pop Vocal Album Won

Personal life[change | change source]

Eilish has an older brother, Finneas, who worked with her on some of her musical projects. She was part of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and was home-schooled with her brother.[2] Her mother is actress Maggie Baird.

References[change | change source]

  1. Savage, Mark (2017-07-15). "Is Billie Eilish pop's best new hope?". Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Who's Billie Eilish?". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  3. "UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018". UPI. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  4. "Billie Eilish". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  5. McIntyre, Hugh. "Billie Eilish Makes History As The Youngest Female Solo Artist To Score A No. 1 U.K. Album". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  6. Bassil, Ryan; Staff, Noisey UK (2019-04-04). "Billie Eilish and the Rise of Moody Pop". Noisey. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  7. Kornhaber, Spencer (2020-01-27). "How Pop's Biggest Weirdo Swept the Grammys". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-01-28.