Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (b. December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Working alongside her older brother Finneas, her co-writer and producer, she’s taken the internet by storm with her haunting vocals and eerily beautiful lyrics and production that was poised to breakout.
For Billie, creating music wasn’t always her niche—dancing was. Born and raised in the entertainment mecca of Los Angeles, from a family comprised of musicians and actors, Billie was enthralled in the spotlight of dance. However, amid a growth plate injury in 2015, occurring in practice for a recital she was dancing eleven hours a week for, she became an underground pop sensation.
Singing and songwriting had never been unknown to Billie, having written her first song at four and joined the Los Angeles Children’s Choir at eight. So when her dance instructor was looking for a song to choreograph, Billie, with help from Finneas, created “ocean eyes.” The two also agreed to upload it to SoundCloud, where it went viral with over two million streams, landing her a record deal with Interscope.
From there, several remixes spawned and a follow-up single “Six Feet Under” was released the following year.
In 2017, she released her debut EP, dont smile at me, which received mainstream applause and landed her a spot on Apple Music’s showcase for upcoming artists, UpNextundefined. The EP also hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200 on July 19th.
On March 29th, 2019, Billie Eilish released her highly anticipated debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? — a record centered around Eilish’s fascination with dreams and nightmares. Two weeks before its release, the album was officially given the title of “most pre-saved album of all time on Apple Music,” with over 800,000 to its name.