Billie Eilish

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

(2001-12-18) December 18, 2001 (age 20)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
RelativesFinneas O'Connell (brother)
AwardsFull list
Musical career

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.

Career[change | change source]

She released her first EP, don't 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. For this, she won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2022.

Her second studio album, Happier Than Ever, was released July 30, 2021.[6]

Eilish's musical style has been compared to New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde and American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey.[7]

Her songs are considered dark. She suffered with depression and suicidal thoughts at age 11 and expresses her depression through her music. She has been accused of romanticizing death and mental illness.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums Major EPs
  • dont smile at me (2017)

Awards[change | change source]

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Eilish became the youngest artist 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.[8] She has won five awards from six nominations.[9]

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 works with her on 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. Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish, retrieved 2021-08-08
  7. Bassil, Ryan; Staff, Noisey UK (2019-04-04). "Billie Eilish and the Rise of Moody Pop". Noisey. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  8. Grein, Paul (November 20, 2019). "Grammy Awards: All the Artists Who've Been Nominated in the Big 4 Categories in the Same Year". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 20, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  9. Kornhaber, Spencer (2020-01-27). "How Pop's Biggest Weirdo Swept the Grammys". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-01-28.