Billie Eilish may be a teenager, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be one of the most powerful women in the music industry. She’s performed at Coachella, she’s friends with Ariana Grande, and now she has a song on Billboard’s “Hot 100” music chart. Learn about the artist behind “Ocean Eyes” and “Bad Guy,” here.
The singer is known for her creepy videos and baggy clothes
First gaining popularity with her song “Ocean Eyes,” Billie Eilish released her first full-length album in Spring 2019. She was about 15-years-old when she started picking up momentum. Now 17-years-old, Billie Eilish is one of the most popular artists in the music industry, creating chart-topping songs and trending music videos.
Perhaps what Billie Eilish is most known for is her unique style of songs, co-created by the singer’s brother, Finneas O’Connell. Her music videos help set the mood with “Bury A Friend,” “When The Party’s Over,” and “Bad Guy” being imagined with weird, creepy, and twisted visuals.
The singer also found popularity and success with social media — her Instagram account has over 25 million followers. Celebrities like Katy Perry and BTS’ Jungkook have all been seen singing, dancing, and supporting Billie Eilish and her music.
Billie Eilish sang at Coachella
The singer performed at large music festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella. She won the Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Breakout Artist.” Yet, even with success in her music career, Billie Eilish isn’t afraid to get real about mental health and body image issues. In a partnership with Calvin Klein, Billie Eilish explained that she wears baggy clothes so that people don’t comment on her body.
Billie has also been a strong advocate for mental health awareness. In a partnership with AdCouncil, Billie Eilish was featured in a YouTube video discussing mental health. She encouraged fans to reach out to their friends to ask if they need help.
“Depression has controlled sort of like everything in my life,” she said during an interview with Apple Music Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “For my whole life, I’ve kind of always been a melancholy person.”
‘Bad Guy’ is climbing the music charts
Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” is enjoying nine weeks on Billboard’s “Hot 100” song chart. Currently in the No. 1 spot is “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Her YouTube music video for “Bad Guy” has over 250 million views, surpassing other popular music videos like “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers. The song on Spotify has over 430 million plays. Some are saying that in the age of digital streaming, Billie Eilish cracked the code for success.
The artist’s album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? shot to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 200” album chart. She the first artist born in the 21st century to earn the Chart’s No. 1 spot.
Billie Eilish’s album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is available on Spotify and other major streaming platforms.