If the name Billie Eilish doesn’t mean much to you, then it’s probably just because you’re still stuck in a time before she dominated the music charts. At only 17 years old, Billie is the youngest artist in history to ever record a #1 single in the US.
The Basics Of Billie
Billie is from LA, in the US, and was raised in Highland Park. She was born into the music industry with influences from both her parents. Her dad is an actor, and her mom is a musician. It seems as though the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because Billie’s brother, Finneas O’Connell is famous in his own right. You might remember him from his days playing Alastair on Glee. Yes- that Alastair!
13 Reasons Why We Love Her
Billie is known for her wide vocal range, and her vocals were featured on the soundtrack for Selena Gomez’s hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.
Not A Bad Guy
Having recently launched BILLIE’S CLOSET, an initiative aimed at supporting Marley’s Mutts’ Pawsitive Change Program, fans can buy Billie’s second-hand clothes and get a shot at pulling off her unique, street style.
Another reason why we love her is her unique image and the way that she is defining the way female artists are perceived. Billie isn’t the classic ‘blonde bombshell’ that we’re used to seeing in the music industry. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the way those artists look, but it’s 2019 and we need to acknowledge that other standards of beauty do exist.)
Billie’s style is a form of self-expression and we love her quirky, street style. In a recent interview, Billie spoke about her expressive fashion choices and told fans that her style choices have very specific reasoning behind them. Billie chooses the clothes that she wears so that people aren’t able to judge or sexualize her. After the #metoo movement made headlines last year, when celebs came forward with claims of sexual harassment in the music industry, we can fully understand and support Billie’s view on this.
Billie’s career began in 2016 when she released the song Ocean Eyes on Soundcloud, which is a melodic song that hits just right. In that same year, she released the music video and suddenly everybody wanted to know Billie Eilish. In 2017 Billie released Bored which is one of the tracks that was featured on 13 Reasons Why. Her latest album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released in March this year, and hit number one on the Billboard 200, which made Billie the youngest artist in the UK to have a number one album. Billie’s fifth single from the album, Bad Guy, was met with major success worldwide and was the song that put Billie on the map.
We can’t imagine what life was like pre-Billie Eilish & we’re glad that we don’t have to! Billie is going places and we’re excited to see where her story takes us.