1. Entertainment runs in her family.
Billie Eilish is the daughter of Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, who are both industry big shots on the West Coast.
2. She got her big break on SoundCloud.
Although popular among indie artists and smaller labels, it’s rare that a pop singer gets their start on that platform.
3. She recorded “When We Fall Asleep” in her living room.
Eilish decided to record the album mostly in her room because the location was more “homey.”
4. Her music is so vast that critics have basically called it everything.
It has been described as indie electronic, EDM, dance-pop, synth-pop, R & B, jazz, pop, avant-pop, art pop, and more.
5. She creatively gave fans a window into her personal struggles with “When We Fall Asleep…”
It featured several rooms, each based on a track from the album, that contained things to smell, hear, and feel. This gave fans a window into her struggle with synesthesia.
6. Billie Eilish has a famous brother named Finneas O’Connell.
Billie Eilish’s older brother Finneas O’Connell is a famous musician and actor, best known for his starring role as Alastair in Glee. Billie co-writes the majority of her music with Finneas and he produces it.
7. Billie Eilish is on the first two 13 Reasons Why soundtracks.
Billie Eilish has recorded two songs for Netflix’s 13 Reason Why (executive produced by Selena Gomez). She was featured on the Season 1 soundtrack with ‘bored’ and the Season 2 soundtrack with her hit Khalid collaboration ‘lovely’.
8. Billie Eilish won five Grammy Awards at the 2020 ceremony.
She took home Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘bad guy’ and Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” She also won Best New Artist. She became the second person ever to sweep all four major categories, a feat last accomplished once before in 1981.
9. Billie Eilish is vegan.
She has stated in multiple interviews that she is vegan.
10. Eilish is a big fan of the television series The Office.
She’s watched the entire series a dozen times. On her recently released debut album, she sampled audio clips from the episode “Threat Level Midnight” where Michael Scott writes and directs an original movie about the heroic “Michael Scarn” (it’s so good, guys).
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