With her debut single, “Ocean Eyes” garnering over 132 million streams on Spotify alone, as of October 2018, and over 1.5 billion streams worldwide, Billie Eilish has become one of the hottest trending names in the music industry and on social media. The songstress was able to keep her name in the headlines when she followed up her single with a full body of work that further announced her to a greater audience.
Her debut EP, “Don’t Smile at Me”, was released in August 2017 to rave reviews, prompting Apple Music to name her as its Up Next artist for the month of September 2017, as thousands of people began searching the internet to get all available information about the rising star. Now, here is all we know about her.
Bellie Eilish Biography (Age)
Eilish was born in Los Angeles, California, on the 18th of December, 2001, as Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell. She was raised by her parents in the L.A. neighboorhood of Highland Park and was homeschooled. She is of Irish and Scottish heritage.
From a very young age, Eilish had a flair for music. At the age of eight, she reportedly joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and by the time she turned eleven, she was able to start writing and singing her own songs. In early 2016, she dropped her debut single, “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud, which she followed up with a music and dance video. By November that year, Ocean Eyes was re-released across the globe via Darkroom and Interscope Records to mainly positive reviews. Another single, “Six Feet Under” was further released by the artist.
In January 2017, Billie Eilish dropped four EP remixes of Ocean Eyes. By February, she dropped another single, “Bellyache” which was co-written and produced by her brother. The single was backed-up by a music video that was directed by Miles and AJ. Later that month (March 2017), she released the track “Bored”, which served as the soundtrack for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Between June and July 2017, she dropped two singles; “Watch” and “Copycat”. In July, she announced that she would be dropping her debut EP, “Don’t Smile at Me” and that for every Friday of that month, she was going to be adding a single to the EP. Some of the more notable singles she added to the EP included “My Boy” and “Idontwannabeyouanymore”. “Don’t Smile at Me” was finally released in August 2017.
Later that year, she collaborated with rapper Vince Staples to do “&Burn” (remix of “Watch”), which would be later included on the EP’s re-release. With the presence of a growing fan base, Eilish was able to embark on a tour, (Where’s My Mind Tour), in February 2018, which lasted until April that year.
To mark the year’s Record Store Day, she dropped a 7″ vinyl which featured an acoustic version of her song “Party Favor” as well as an acoustic cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. She would also later collaborate with singer Khalid for the single “Lovely”, which dropped in April and was added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. Her other released singles for 2018 include “You Should See Me in a Crown”, “When the Party’s Over” and “Bitches Broken Hearts”.
Family – Parents, Brother
Billie Eilish is from a family of musicians and actors. Her father, Patrick O’Connell, is a huge music enthusiast while her mother, Maggie Baird, is a musician, screenwriter, and actress. As alluded to above, her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, is also a musician who she has collaborated with on multiple occasions.
By the time Eilish was writing and singing her own songs at the age of eleven, her older brother was already writing, performing and producing his own songs. Her debut single “Ocean Eyes”, was originally written by Finneas for his band.
How Much Is She Worth?
The net worth of the teenager is currently estimated to be around $900,000 and one million dollars. With such huge earnings, it is no surprise that Billie Eilish was able to make it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2019, as she is further listed as one of the upcoming singing sensations to look out for in 2019.
Is She Gay or Does She Have a Boyfriend?
There is currently no info about her sexual orientation or dating history, although there is a strong possibility that she might be single. The singing bee is probably more focused on building her career rather than being in a relationship at the moment.
Height and Weight
Billie Eilish stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.61 m). The singer, who suffered from Tourette syndrome at some point in her life, further weighs about 52 Kg (114 lbs). Information about her other body stats is not available at the moment.