Eilish was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, were longtime actors before joining their teenage daughter's professional team. Eilish's full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell. Her first name is in honor of her maternal grandfather, William; the second was inspired by a conjoined twin her parents saw in a documentary; and the third came from the insistence of her older brother, Finneas.
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The song Ocean Eyes was recorded in November 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. The song was released worldwide by ‘Darkroom’ and’ Interscope Records.’ Toward the end of the year, Billie Eilish released another single, Six Feet Under.
Inspired by the success of her debut single, Ocean Eyes, Billie Eilsih recorded four remixes of the song and compiled them all in an EP titled Ocean Eyes. All the remixes became big hits and gave Billie enough courage to carry on with her future projects.
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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.
Billie Eilish then recorded a song titled Bored, which was included in the official soundtrack of the famous ‘Netflix’ series, 13 Reasons Why. Two more singles, Watch and Copycat, were subsequently released. In July 2017, Billie announced her highly awaited debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me.
Before the official release of the EP, Billie Eilish released two singles from the same; My Boy and I Don't Wanna Be You Anymore. Leading up to the release of the EP, she added new songs every Friday. The EP was eventually released on August 11 , 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.
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In 2018, Billie Eilish released the singles Bitches Broken Hearts, and You Should See Me in a Crown. She then released a single titled When the Party’s Over and later that year was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30. 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 the US and the youngest female ever to have a number-one album in the UK.
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In September 2019, she headed the Where Do We Go? World Tour but it got postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In January 2020 she performed the title track on the 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die, which was written and produced by her brother.
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 AND ACHIEVEMENT
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.
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THE 2022 WORLD TOUR:EILISH
Billie Eilish has announced Overheated, a climate seminar at London’s O2 Arena, coinciding with her Happier Than Ever tour dates at the venue. Events on June 10, 11, 12, 16, 25, and 26 will corral musicians, activists, and other experts in various climate fields for talks, panels, and more. There will also be daily airings of a documentary, also called Overheated, in which Eilish features alongside Vivienne Westwood, Girl in Red, Emily Eavis, and others.
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Eilish and Finneas will introduce a panel as part of the second session of Overheated Live, on June 10, before a keynote from a mystery guest. Talks will cover topics ranging from green music practice to sustainable fashion and diets. Smaller events on the other dates include talks and workshops from climate activist groups, as well as a musical performance on June 16 from Sigrid and Love Ssega.
Eilish announced the event in conjunction with the nonprofit Support + Feed and the green music movement Reverb. Profits from Overheated Live ticket sales will be donated to the two organizations.