Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, popularly known as Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter. She is credited for being the youngest singer to win all the 4 main Grammys – Best new artist, Record of the Year, Song of the year, and Album of the year in the same year. She also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records twice. She has been writing and performing since the tender age of 13.
Facts to be known about Billie Eilish:
- She was born on 18th December 2001.
- She was conceived through in vitro fertilization.
- Her parents were both part-time actors and amateur musicians.
- Her debut song was written and produced by her brother – Finneas O’Connell.
- Her song ‘Bad guy’ reached the top position in Billboard Hot 100.
- She even performed for a James Bond film – ‘No Time to Die’.
- She was attracted to singing and even joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at the age of 8.
Childhood and Early Life:
She was born in Los Angeles, California in 2001. Born into a family of both Scottish and Irish descent, she was exposed to music ever since she was a kid. Her mother – Maggie Baird was a teacher, actress, screenwriter, and musician. She motivated Billie and her brother to become musicians. She even taught them the basics of composition and song-writing. Billie largely credits her mother for her motivation in becoming a singer.
She claimed that her interest in music branches from listening to The Beatles, Justin Bieber, Green Day, and Lana Del Rey. She was launched off of the music platform Soundcloud where she uploaded her first song written and produced by her brother. After gaining immense popularity on the platform, several production houses and music companies collaborated with her for her next songs. She soon became very well known owing to her extensive vocal range and unique singing style.
Billie Eilish has accepted to be an attention seeker. Citing this as the reason for her unique dressing sense of baggy clothing. She stated in an interview that she tends to look different than her counterparts in order to gain attention. She also said that baggy clothing minimizes her chances of being body shamed.
She has also admitted to being depressed and experiencing Synesthesia. She has also revealed to be suffering from Tourette Syndrome. Her parents too had considered sending her to therapy in her childhood.
Apart from this, Billie Eilish is an ardent supporter of veganism. She has voiced her concerns for animal rights. She also urged her fans to support voting rights in 2020.
Her net worth is estimated to be at around $25 million.l