Billie Eilish seems
to have taken the music world by storm. She first made big waves with
her viral Soundcloud recording in 2016 (later released as her first
proper single) and then got propelled further into the stratosphere
of pop-music fame with her 2019 debut album. With so much attention
dedicated to her as an artist, there are still facts many fans don’t
know about her. Here are the 10 things you probably don’t know
about Billie Eilish.
Billie Eilish has
a famous brother
Finneas O’Connell, is a musician of his own right. He also starred
in the hit TV show Glee! Many of the songs Billie has recorded were a
joint effort between herself and her brother. The phenomenon of
Billie Eilish is actually a family project. The siblings work on most
music together, it’s just that Billie Eilish is the performer.
She and her
brothers are huge Beatles fans
Billie Eilish and
her brother Finneas are both huge fans of The Beatles. During both
interviews Billie had with Narduar, the Canadian interview mastermind
gifted her and her brother Beatles records and Beatles memorabilia
(including the original Yellow Submarine toy!). The Beatles were a
huge inspiration to both of them, and the siblings studied them and
their pop song-writing fundamentals deeply.
She viral on Soundcloud
big break came in 2016 when she uploaded her first song to
Soundcloud. Many people know about this, but few know the interesting
backstory to this upload.
First of all — the
song originally belongs to her brother. She recorded her own version
of this song so that her dance teacher could come up with some
choreography for it that they could study during their dance classes.
Long story short – the song went viral,
Billie got signed to Darkroom and Interscope, and in November of that
year she released the song as her first official single.
First album 3 years later
Although there have been many hit singles and mixtapes, Billie Eilish’s first album was released earlier this year. In 2019 she released “WHEN WE GO TO SLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” and became the youngest female artist to top the US Billboard 100 since 2009 and the first artist born after 2000 to get a #1 album. The album’s lead single, Bad Guy, became a hit and also an amazing online meme!