Billie Eilish is one of the prominent names who got to experience immense fame and success at such a young age. The young artist has already excelled in the field of singing and songwriting. She was born on December 18, 2001. She gained immense fame and success when she released her song “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud.
Billie was born in Los Angeles, California. She was born in a family of artists and musicians. Her mother is an actress, songwriter, and screenwriter. Patrick O’Connell, her father, works as a part-time actor and has worked in some renowned movies like Iron Man.
The young singer spent her childhood in the neighborhood of Highland Park. Her mother was the one who homeschooled Eilish and her brother, Finneas, the basics of singing and songwriting. Both the siblings have worked together in the past, while her brother also produced and wrote his own songs.
In an interview, O’Connell stated that her mother and brother have encouraged and supported her in her singing career. Their parents have always motivated both the siblings to explore whatever they want, including acting, dancing, and singing. Billie was only 11 years old when she wrote a song for the first time in her life.
The song was an inspiration from a TV series airing back in those days, The Walking Dead. She took episode titles and script lines from the series for song lyrics and added them to the song. She was sent to go for acting auditions at growing age, but she did not find that of her interest.
Relationships and Personal Life
Like most celebrities, Eilish likes to keep her personal life private. In an interview with Capital FM, she stated that she likes to keep her life private. She also said that she regrets even for the tiny amount she had let the world see about her past relationships.
Since the young singer creates her own songs, therefore there are her life experiences put in the music she composes. She has affirmed this thing in some of her interviews. She also stated that she sings about falling in love and romance. And, of course, her dreams, hopes, and fears.
Billie stepped into her singing career back in 2015 when she was just 13 years old. She started working with her brother, Finneas, on the songs in his own band. The songs they composed first were “Fingers Crossed” and “She’s broken.”
Finneas wrote the song “She’s broken,” and Eilish wrote the lyrics of “Fingers Crossed” and uploaded it on SoundCloud. Eilish officially released her song “Ocean Eyes” on November 18, 2015. The song was produced and written by her brother.
Finneas gave that song to his sister when her when Billie’s dance teacher, Fred, asked him to write a song choreography. They released the music on SoundCloud for their teacher Fred Diaz where he could download that. The track received quite a lot of listens in a short span of only two weeks.
After observing this response, Finneas’s manager, Danny Rukasin, contacted him to discuss his sister’s potential. According to his Rukasin, she can gain immense success if she pursues singing as a career. Fred and Finneas arranged a deal in January 2016 with Apple Music where Eilish signed for the company Platoon.
The company specializes in introducing emerging talent. Merging with this company made Eilish get a publicist, which made her connected with a renowned brand Chanel. In March 2016, the music video “Ocean Eyes” was uploaded on Billie’s official YouTube channel.
Megan Thompson directed the video. Eilish received immense praise from several marketers, media outlets, including music supervisors and radio stations. The prominent ones who reached out to her were KCRW, Beats 1, Zane Lowe, BBC One, and Jason Kramer.
The siblings once again released the song “Six Feet Under” on June 23, 2016, through SoundCloud. In August 2016, Eilish signed to Interscope Records and the Darkroom. Interscope Records and Darkroom re-released her song “Ocean Eyes” and “Six Feet Under.”
The young singer has recorded a track for a famous Netflix series, 13 reasons why. She was broadcasted as a performer of the title track on January 14, 2020, for the James Bond film franchise, No Time To Die. The song was produced and written by her brother, Finneas.
Eilish spent her childhood listening to Justin Bieber, Green Day, Lana Del Rey, and The Beatles. She has stated that Aurora’s stumbling upon “Runaway” has inspired her to step into the music career. Her biggest inspiration and favorite genre is Hip hop.
She has mentioned The Creator, Tyler, Avril Lavigne, and Childish Gambino as major style and musical inspirations for her. In the media, she often gets compared with Lavigne, Del Rey, and Lorde. She has also said that she sees Rihanna, for her style choices, as an inspiration.
Awards And Achievements
Eilish has received several awards, including two MTV Europe Music Awards, five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three Billboard Music Awards, and one Brit Award.
Eilish is the youngest singer, first female artist, and second person ever who wins the four Grammy categories, i.e., Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the year, and Best New Artist in the same year.
Much of the media’s attention revolves around the young artist’s style and fashion, consisting of ill-fitting and baggy clothing. Eilish said that she likes to dress, which grabs the attention of everyone around her. She tries her best to stand out from the crowd and dresses differently than others.
Eilish stated that she has proved to the world that she is more important than people think of her. She showed up in a Calvin Klein advertisement in May 2019. She stated that she wears baggy clothes to prevent the audience from body-shaming her.
Products And Brand
The singer collaborated with Takasi Murakami and released their clothing brand in April 2019. She also collaborated in the same month with Adobe Creative Cloud for a series of advertisements. Eilish also showed up in Calvin Klein’s ad campaign in May 2019.
She has also appeared in a “Mental Health Awareness” campaign, “Seize The Awkward,” which was organized by the Ad Council. Later the same year, she collaborated with the clothing brand Freak City-based in Los Angeles.
Billie Eilish Net Worth
The young artist has proved herself as a deserving one right after she stepped into the Hollywood industry. Her total net worth has been estimated to be $25 million at such a young age of 19.
Billie Eilish is one of the emerging talents who hit the highest of career achievements at such a young age. She started her career with her brother. She was born in a famous family of actors and musicians.
Her family has always been a support for her during her singing and songwriting career. Billie has worked with several TV series and movies to produce their soundtracks.
She lives in Highland Park with her parents, which is in the neighborhood of Los Angeles. Billie doesn’t talk publicly about her personal life in front of the media. She is one of the youngest artists who have earned so many awards at such a young age of 19.
She has reportedly collected $25 million for a documentary about her life and career, which Apple organized.