10 facts about Billie Eilish you need to know

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.

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell present Mastercard Album of the Year during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

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.

Billie Eilish performs onstage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO at The Forum on January 18, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia

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.

Finneas O’Connell performs at Ace of Spades on October 21, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

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.

Melanie C presents Billie Eilish with the International Female Solo Artist award during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns

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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