Billie Eilish: Biography, Family, Career, Awards, Age, Net worth

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for her successful debut single, Ocean Eyes.

Biography

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, popularly known as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001 in the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American singer-songwriter who first gained recognition in 2015 for the song “Ocean Eyes” and became the youngest person ever to win a Grammy for album of the year in 2020.

Billie Eilish biography
Billie Eilish

The singer was born into a family of musicians, which influenced her interests greatly.

She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and this “city of dreams” could not but helped to shape the girl’s free spirit and worldview.

Her mother has been schooling her at home since she was a young child to get her education.

The girl’s parents chose homeschooling due to Billie’s auditory processing impairment, a condition that makes it difficult for her to perceive auditory information.

The youngster decided to join the Los Angeles Children’s Choir when she was eight years old.

This was a vital step since it taught the young girl how to perform songs and it also gave her a formal musical education.

Family

Her parents names are Maggie Baird (mother) and Patrick O’Connell (father). She has an elder brother named Finneas O’Connell who’s also a songwriter.

Finneas became his sister’s indispensable collaborator, co-writer and producer, the pair continuing to compose and record together from a bedroom in their Highland Park home even after Eilish’s emergence as a global figure.

Career

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish performing

The song Ocean Eyes was recorded in Novemeber 2015. It was initially meant for Billie’s dance classes.

She handed over the song to her dance teacher and meant it to be featured in her next dance routine.

The song turned out to be good, and the siblings decided that it must be up on the music-sharing platform ‘SoundCloud.’

The song was uploaded on ‘SoundCloud’ in November 2015, and by March 2016, the music video was released.

It was later re-released commercially in November 2016. The song shot up and registered more than 10 million hits within a short period of time.

This success was unexpected and made way for many more versions.

In November 2016, a music video with Billie dancing on the song was released. It turned out to be another success.

In February 2017, Billie Eilish released the single, Bellyache, which was produced and co-written by her brother.

The music video for the song, directed by Miles and AJ, was released in March 2017.

The same year, she collaborated with Vince Staples and released a remix of her song Watch, which was renamed & Burn.

In order to promote herself more, she went on two headlining tours: Don’t smile at me Tour in October 2017 and Where’s my mind Tour from February-April 2018.

She also collaborated with famous American singer Khalid and worked with him on a single titled Lovely, which was released in mid-2018.

Her much awaited debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released on March 29, 2019.

The album peaked at the Billboard 200 and UK albums chart making her the first millennial to achieve this feat in US and youngest female ever to have a number-one album in the UK.

Her second studio album, Happier Than Ever was released on July 30, 2021 by Darkroom and Interscope Records.

She hit the number-one spot at the Billboard 200 and UK album charts with her second album as well.

Awards

Billie Eilish award
Billie Eilish honoured at the American Music Awards

Billie Eilish became the youngest person to get featured in Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2020

She has won seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, one BRIT Award.

Billie Eilish is the youngest female artist ever to win the Prestigious Album of the year award. She won it for her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in 2020.

Age

Billie Eilish is 20 years old. She will be 21 by December 18, 2022.

Net worth

With annual earnings of over $75 Million, Billie Eilish is one of the highest-earning music artists in the world in the past one year.

Billie Eilish has a net worth estimated at $141 Million US Dollars as at 2022.

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