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About Billie Eilish
A breakout phenomenon and star overnight at just 13 years old, Billie Eilish has become an iconic artist and voice for a generation. Full name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell and her brother Finneas Baird O’Connell, who wrote and produced the track, uploaded their first song “Ocean Eyes” to SoundCloud just so that Billie’s dance teacher could give it a listen. Much to their surprise, the song was posted on music blogs and circulated to over a thousand people that first night. This might not seem like much compared to the billions of streams Billie has now, but at the time it was a big deal. That next morning, Billie’s now manager, Danny Ruckasin, reached out to FINNEAS expressing how impressed he was by the track and offered to help their music careers. FINNEAS knew Danny already from talks about his own band, for which he originally wrote “Ocean Eyes” but thought that it better suited his sister’s voice. Despite their youth, making music together was already nothing new to siblings Billie and FINNEAS. They had an eclectic and creativity-centric upbringing being homeschooled together by their parents who were both musicians and encouraged their interest in this area intensely. The natural talent of Billie’s gifted voice combined with constantly singing since a child with her family amounted to the incredible vocals her millions of fans now obsess over. In the summer of 2016 Billie signed with Darkroom Records, a startup label founded under Interscope records two years prior by Justin Lubliner, the 24 year old aspirant at the time who is now recognized for being a young industry savant. Billie re-released “Ocean Eyes” later that year and then began a steady stream of releases continuing with her EP dont smile at me, with singles “bellyache” and “COPYCAT”. Her music pushes the pop edge with creative vocal effects, electronic beats and a courage to confront difficult emotions surrounding relationships, party culture and fame at a young age. The debut EP hit number 14 on the Billboard 200 in January 2019 and Billie became the youngest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. March of 2019 saw the arrival of Eilish’s first full-length album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? which included her first megahit, “bad guy” as well as popular tracks