Billie Eilish is an American songwriter and singer who managed to win the hearts of millions of boys and girls. She is the role model as well as the inspiration for many young singers. She has a strong fan base with many fans supporting her in what she does. Here are 15 Facts about Billie Eilish that everyone should know
1. The Full Name of Billie Eilish
The full name of Billie Eilish is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell. She was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles. Patrick O’Connell, who is an actor as well as a musician is the proud father of Billie Eilish and her mother is Maggie Baird, who is a musician, screenwriter as well as an actress.
2. She has a good relationship with her brother
Her brother, Finneas O’Connell, helped Billie Eilish to write and produce songs. As a matter of fact, the first song of Billie Eilish “Ocean Eyes” was written as well as produced by her brother, Finneas. Eilish said in an interview, “He’s my partner in crime.” Eilish further talks about her brother in the same interview and she states, “Any sessions that we have, we go together. We like the same stuff, and if we don’t like the same stuff, we can tell each other our opinions.”
3. Billie Eilish is Vegan
Billie Eilish grew up as vegetarian but decided to go vegan in 2014. She wrote in a Tumblr post, “I went vegan like four years ago. there were a lot of reasons. I love animals and I just think there’s no point in creating something out of an animal when the animal is already there.”
4. Billie Eilish and Billboard charts
Billie Eilish is the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one album on Billboard. The very talented Billie is also the youngest woman to have a #1 album in the UK.
5. Billie has been writing music ever since she was 11
Billie Eilish joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at the age of eight. The singer said in an interview with Vogue “That’s where I’ve gotten all my singing technique, even though it’s mostly choral stuff. It’s helped me learn the proper way to sing and not ruin my voice completely. But I’ve just always sung, all the time. I sang so much that my family had to shush me. Then I started writing when I was about 11.”
6. Billie’s favorite show is The Office
Billie Eilish loves and is obsessed over the show, the office. She loved the show that much that she even used samples from the episode “Threat Level Midnight” in her song, “My Strange Addiction.”
7. Billie covered a Drake song
Billie Eilish released an acoustic cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” In 2018, it was released on a limited edition 7” vinyl single with an acoustic version of her track “Party Favor” on Record Store Day.
8. Billie has won Multiple Awards
She has won five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is the youngest person and second person ever to win Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year which is the four main Grammy categories.
9. Eilish is mainly influenced by a singer on YouTube
“Runaway” by singer Aurora on YouTube is what inspired Billie Eilish to pursue music. She has also said that Tyler, the Creator, Childish Gambino, and Avril Lavigne as major musical and style influences for her. She also mentions that she was influenced by Earl Sweatshirt, Amy Winehouse, Spice Girls, and Lana Del Rey.
10. Billie’s Merchandise
Eilish created clothing in collaboration with Takashi Murakami in April 2019. She also collaborated with the clothing company Siberia Hills, but it was met with lots of controversies.
11. The Bone issue
The bone had separated from her hip muscle after Billie was doing some dance moves, as she would practice dancing for 11 hours a week
12. Billie’s Height
Billie Eilish is 5 feet 3 inches tall. This is about 1.61 meters. She is shorter than an average American woman, but she is only 19.
13. Billie Eilish has recorded two songs for Netflix’s 13 Reason Why
She created the soundtrack ‘bored ‘for season 1 and the Season 2 soundtrack was her hit with Khalid which is titled ‘lovely’.
14 Billie is a Natural Blonde
Although she has dyed her hair crazy colors like blue and green, she is a natural blonde. He made a throwback post on Instagram to show off her natural hair.
14 Billie Eilish Does Not like to Smile
Billie Eilish stated in an interview, “I hate smiling. It makes me feel weak and powerless and small…But you know how when you’re walking down the street and somebody smiles at you? You’re forced to smile back, that’s the polite response. It’s like you have no control over it. If I don’t smile back, you’re going to think I’m horrible.”
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