Billie Eilish Gained Nearly 100M Instagram Followers in 5 Years — Who Follows Her?
Award-winning artist Billie Eilish showcases her music and unique style via her Instagram account, attracting many followers. The singer, who first became known for preferring baggy clothes and brightly-colored neon hair, rose to fame with songs like “Bad Guy” and “Ocean Eyes.”
As she grows and evolves, Eilish has never been afraid to try new things and push her boundaries. Though sometimes, it loses her followers. In a November 2021 interview, Happier Than Ever artist opened up about her experiences on social media. And she revealed the wealthy influencer who follows her on Instagram.
How many followers does Billie Eilish have on Instagram?
Eilish first entered the public eye when at 15 years old. Writing and performing songs with her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, Eilish dominated a new faction of the pop culture scene. Over the years, she’s changed things up, releasing surprising songs and trying out new looks. While Eilish sometimes comments on her body image and confidence, she doesn’t let insecurity hold her back. Since turning 18, she’s posed in several more mature-themed photoshoots.
Eilish is active on Instagram. While she doesn’t share photos every day, she posts highlights of her life for her followers to enjoy. As of February 6. 2022, Eilish has 99.9 million followers on Instagram, an impressive metric by any standard. While Eilish doesn’t follow anyone herself, she knows who follows her. She counts Kylie Jenner among her many fans.
What did Eilish say about Kylie Jenner following her?
In her Vanity Fair interview, Eilish spoke about her social media stats. At the time, she had 94.1 million followers, compared to 257,000 the first time she did the interview in 2017. She also revealed the most-followed person who follows her: Jenner. Addressing the Kylie Cosmetics founder’s own follower count, Eilish quipped, “275 million…that’s way too many followers, girl. But that you for following me.”
Like Eilish, Jenner’s following continues to grow. On February 6, 2022, she had 308 million Instagram followers. And, also like Jenner, Eilish admitted she has a conflicted relationship with social media.
Why did Eilish lose 100k social media followers?
In another interview, Eilish admitted that she doesn’t always relish feeling obligated to post on social media. “I feel conflicted about it,” she told Stormzy for i-D.
“I don’t always want to tell the world intimate details about my life,” she said.” The artist continued, “I don’t really want people to know everything about me, but at the same time, I want people to be able to feel seen and heard if they’ve experienced the same things I have.”
Eilish has sparked controversy with her Instagram posts before. One notable example comes from 2021, when she shared a photo of herself wearing a corset. In fact, she garnered attention from several images she posted around that time, including ones from her Vogue cover shoot.
Eilish lost about 100,000 social media followers after posting a corset photo. Why didn’t her fans like the pic? Eilish told Elle what she thinks the reason is: “People are scared of big boobs.” She said she thinks people have certain preconceived notions of her personality and character, and that the corset picture didn’t align with those fans’ ideas about her. It is for these reasons that Eilish tends to avoid excessive social media use, admitting, “When people send me something mean, it hurts my soul.”