Teenage pop stars are nothing new, but there is one young singer-songwriter with an incredible talent – and is up on the rise. Billie Eilish has become a very popular artist. She has concerts going on, millions of followers on Instagram and she has just turned 17!
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001 and was raised in Los Angeles by a musical family. She began writing her own music and lyrics at 11, often collaborating with her elder brother, Finneas O’Connell.
Billie’s first song “Ocean Eyes” was released on Soundcloud in 2016. Listen to it and you shall have no doubts as to why it went viral and has accumulated over 132 million streams on Spotify 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 her as its newest Up Next artist a month later in September 2017. Since then, she’s recorded with Vince Staples and fellow pop prodigy Khalid, making her one to watch in 2018.
Billie’s not your typical teen star, unlike any other teen pop-star (ever, basically). Most of her songs have very deep meanings. “idon’twannabeyouanymore” finds the teenage singer addressing her insecurities. “lovely” brings the listener to a place where fears are faced, fought, and defeated, all within the three minutes it takes to listen. And the theme of heartbreak and love carries along in “when the party’s over” as she accompanied it with an exceptional yet creepy music video. Hands down, my personal favorite of all.
Ever since she has been in the industry, she has been the talk of the town. She oozes charismatic presence, bold style and yet filled with so much emotion that could resonate with its listeners. If there are some days that you just wanna cry all out, do listen to her music – you can feel the pain.
Last year, she was interviewed by Vanity Fair with some questions of her future. A year later, they asked her all of the same questions again to see how far she had come in 365 days. Watch it, because the end result is pretty incredible.
Recently, Billie has revealed a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome. Billie described her condition in an Instagram story after clips showing her physical tics began circulating online.
Billie Eilish’s popularity is increasing by the day and she may soon be one of the most famous artists in the world. Up until then, she IS the music star of the moment right now.