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Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish - Los Angeles 2017 (14) (cropped).jpg
Eilish performing in 2017
Background information
Birth name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell
Born (2001-12-18) December 18, 2001 (age 16)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • ukulele
Years active 2015–present
Labels
Associated acts Finneas O'Connell
Website billieeilish.com

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell[1] (born December 18, 2001[2]) is an American singer and songwriter. Her debut single, "Ocean Eyes", went viral and has accumulated over 132 million streams on Spotify alone as of October 2018. Her debut EP Don't Smile at Me was released in August 2017. Following the EP's success, Apple Music named Eilish as its newest Up Next artist a month later in September 2017.[3]

Life and career

Early beginnings and "Ocean Eyes"

Eilish was raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles by a family of actors and musicians.[4][2][5][6] Her parents are actress-musician-screenwriter Maggie Baird and Patrick O'Connell.[7][8][9] She was homeschooled, and joined the Los Angeles Children's Chorus at age eight. At age eleven, Billie began writing and singing her own songs, taking after her older brother Finneas O'Connell who was already writing, performing and producing his own songs with his band.[10] In October 2015, Billie recorded the song "Ocean Eyes", initially written by Finneas for his band, and sent it to her dance teacher who hoped to choreograph a dance to it.[10][11]

"Ocean Eyes" was released as Eilish's debut single on SoundCloud in 2016. A music video was released on March 24, 2016, and a video of Eilish performing a dance to the song was released on November 22, 2016. That year, Eilish also released the single "Six Feet Under."[10][12] "Ocean Eyes" was rereleased worldwide through Darkroom and Interscope Records on November 18, 2016, to mainly positive critical reviews. "The song is pure pop; a ballad about longing for reconciliation with an ex. I can imagine it becoming a major hit," said Chris DeVille of Stereogum. On January 14, 2017, Eilish released an EP with four remixes of "Ocean Eyes".[13]

2016–2017: Breakthrough and Don't Smile at Me

Following the success of the "Ocean Eyes" remixes, Eilish released the single "Bellyache" on February 24, 2017.[14] "Bellyache" was produced and co-written by Finneas O'Connell, with a music video directed by Miles and AJ being released on March 22, 2017. On March 30, Eilish released the track "Bored" as part of the soundtrack to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.[15] On June 30, 2017, Eilish released the single "Watch"[16] with a follow-up single, "Copycat" released on July 11, 2017, along with the announcement of her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me. Each Friday in July, Eilish would add another single to the EP. It was in this manner that the singles "Idontwannabeyouanymore" and "My Boy" were released.[17] Don't Smile at Me was released on August 12, 2017.[18] After the release, Eilish collaborated with American rapper Vince Staples for a remix of "Watch" titled "&Burn", which was later included on a re-release of the EP. In January 2018, Eilish announced the Where's My Mind Tour, which wrapped in August 2018.

For the Record Store Day of 2018, Eilish announced a 7" vinyl featuring an acoustic version of her song "Party Favor" and an acoustic cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling".

2018–present: Debut album

Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single "Lovely", which was released in April 2018 and added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why.[19] That year also saw the release of singles "Bitches Broken Hearts" and "You Should See Me in a Crown".[20] Although there has been no official confirmation, it is highly speculated that one or more of these singles will appear on Eilish's debut album, which Eilish's brother Finneas confirmed would arrive in 2018.[21] On 17 October 2018, Eilish released the single "When The Party's Over".[22][23]

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details, chart positions, and sales
Title Extended play details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[24]
US
Alt.

[25]
US
Heat.

[26]
AUS
[27]
BEL
(FL)

[28]
CAN
[29]
NZ
[30]
SWE
[31]
UK
[32]
Don't Smile at Me 38 3 1 18
[34]
58 18 10 28 55
Up Next Session: Billie Eilish
  • Released: September 20, 2017[36]
  • Label: Darkroom, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[37]
AUS
[27]
AUT
[38]
CAN
[39]
NOR
[40]
NZ
[41]
SWE
[42]
SWI
[43]
UK
[32]
UK
R&B

[44]
"Six Feet Under"[45] 2016 Non-album single
"Ocean Eyes" 58 Don't Smile at Me
"Bellyache" 2017
"&Burn"[48]
(with Vince Staples)
"Bored"[49] 13 Reasons Why
"Bitches Broken Hearts"[50] 2018 TBA
"Lovely"[51]
(with Khalid)
78 5 60 46 39 4 63 46 47 23 13 Reasons Why: Season 2[54]
"You Should See Me in a Crown"[55] 93 47 70 TBA
"When the Party's Over"[56] [A]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes

  1. ^ "When the Party's Over" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number nine on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[57]

Songwriting credits

Title Year Artist(s) Album Co-writers
"Your Eyes"
(featuring Tayla Parx)
2017 The Knocks Testify Benjamin Ruttner, James Patterson, Taylor Parks, Finneas O'Connell, Fransisca Hall, Kaelyn Behr
"Sirens"
(featuring J.I.D)
2018 Denzel Curry Ta13oo Denzel Curry, Dacoury Natche, Destin Route

Music videos

Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Ocean Eyes" 2016 Megan Thompson [58]
"Six Feet Under" Billie Eilish [59]
"Bellyache" 2017 AJ Favicchio & Miles Cable [60]
"Bored" Billie Eilish [61]
"Watch" Megan Park [62]
"Idontwannabeyouanymore"
(Vertical Video)
2018 Eli Born [63]
"Lovely"
(with Khalid)
Taylor Cohen [64]
"Hostage" Henry Scholfield [65]
"You Should See Me in a Crown"
(Vertical Video)
Billie Eilish [66]
"When the Party's Over"
(Vertical Video)
TBA [citation needed]

Filmography

Podcasts

Year Title Role Notes
2018–present groupies have feelings too Co-host Beats 1 show

Tours

Headlining

  • Where's My Mind Tour (2018)
  • 1 By 1 Tour (2018)

Opening act

References

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