Billie Eilish Net Worth and Biography
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Billie Eilish Biography and Career Overview(Wikipedia)
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is an American singer-songwriter. She first gained attention in 2015 when she uploaded the song “Ocean Eyes” to SoundCloud, which was subsequently released by the Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas O’Connell, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me (2017), became a sleeper hit, reaching the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 2001. She is the daughter of teacher, actress, and screenwriter Maggie Baird, and construction worker Patrick O’Connell, who worked part-time as an actor, appearing in films like Iron Man (2008). Both her parents are amateur musicians. She is of Irish and Scottish descent The singer’s middle name, Eilish, was originally meant to be her first name, while Pirate (proposed by her brother Finneas, four years her senior) was to be her middle name. She was conceived via in vitro fertilization. She was raised in Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood.
While she was homeschooled, her mother taught her and Finneas the basics of songwriting. O’Connell and her brother had worked together on some music, while he had been writing and producing his own songs and performing with his band. O’Connell said her brother and her mother inspired her to get into music. Their parents encouraged the siblings to express themselves and explore whatever they wanted, including art, dancing and acting. O’Connell wrote her first “real” song at age 11 for her mother’s songwriting class. The song is about the zombie apocalypse, inspired by the television series The Walking Dead from which she took script lines and episode titles that she added to the song as part of the assignment, O’Connell had gone on some acting auditions, which she disliked; however, she enjoyed recording background dialogue for crowd scenes and worked on the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus, and the X-Men series. She performed at talent shows and joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at age eight
Eilish’s debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the Billboard 200 and became one of the best-selling albums of 2019. It reached number-one in the UK. The album’s fifth single “Bad Guy” became her first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2020, she performed the theme song “No Time to Die” for the James Bond film of the same name, which became her first number-one single in the UK. “Everything I Wanted” and “My Future” peaked within the top 10 in the US and UK.
Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is the youngest person and second person in history to win the four main Grammy categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year—in the same year. In 2019, Time magazine placed her on their inaugural Time 100 Next list. Additionally, Eilish is the 26th highest-certified artist of the digital singles era, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
In 2015, Billie Eilish, aged 13 at the time, started working on songs with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, who had been writing and producing for several years and had his own band. The first songs they recorded together were called “She’s Broken” and “Fingers Crossed”. “The first songs that we worked on, we didn’t write together. He wrote this song called ‘She’s Broken’ and I wrote one called ‘Fingers Crossed,’ and we recorded them and put them out on SoundCloud, just for fun,” she recalls.
On November 18, 2015, Eilish released the song “Ocean Eyes“. The track was written, mixed, and produced by Finneas, who had written and produced it originally for his band the Slightly’s, before realizing it would be a better fit for Eilish’s vocals. He gave it to Eilish when her dance teacher at the Revolution Dance Center (Honolulu Avenue, Los Angeles) Fred Diaz asked them to write a song for choreography. The siblings uploaded the song to SoundCloud, where Diaz could access and download it. The song received several hundred thousand listens in two weeks, and Finneas’ manager Danny Rukasin reached out to him to discuss Eilish’s potential. In Rukasin’s opinion, she could achieve significant success with Finneas’ help. In January 2016, Finneas and his manager arranged a deal in which Apple Music signed Eilish to A&R company Platoon, specializing in packaging emerging artists before they get a major-label contract. Eilish then got a publicist, who connected her to the luxury fashion brand Chanel, and a stylist, both of whom helped shape her image.
On March 24, 2016, a music video for “Ocean Eyes” directed by Megan Thompson was premiered on Eilish’s official YouTube channel. “Ocean Eyes” and Eilish would receive praise and promotion from various media outlets and marketers, including radio stations and music supervisors such as Beats 1, KCRW, BBC One, Zane Lowe, Jason Kramer, Annie Mac, and Chris Douridas.
On June 23, 2016, Eilish and Finneas released “Six Feet Under” through SoundCloud as her second single. A homemade music video for the song was released on June 30, 2016. It was directed by Eilish and edited by her mother, Maggie Baird.
In August 2016, Justin Lubliner, who had noticed Eilish’s talent back in 2015 when he first heard “Ocean Eyes”, signed her to Darkroom and Interscope Records. He developed her rollout as an artist, taking inspiration from the model of hip hop artists such as Travis Scott and Chance the Rapper, not relying on one big single and focusing on creating a “persona and distinct aesthetic”. Darkroom and Interscope Records re-released “Six Feet Under” and “Ocean Eyes” as singles for digital download and streaming on November 17 and 18, 2016, respectively. On November 22, 2016, a dance performance music video for “Ocean Eyes” was uploaded to Eilish’s YouTube channel.
On January 14, 2017, Eilish released an EP with four remixes by Astronomyy, Blackbear, Goldhouse and Cautious Clay for “Ocean Eyes”,and released another EP for “Six Feet Under” featuring remixes by Blu J, Gazzo, Jerry Folk and Aire Atlantica. Following the success of the “Ocean Eyes” remixes, Eilish released “Bellyache” on February 24, 2017, A music video for the song was released on March 22, 2017, and was directed by Miles and AJ. Eilish later released “Bored” on March 30, 2017, as part of the soundtrack to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. A music video for “Bored” was later released on June 26, 2017. In March of the same month, Apple Music showcased Eilish at the South by Southwest music festival. On June 30, 2017, Eilish released “Watch“. Eilish later released another single, “Copycat“, which was released on July 14, 2017, and announced the release of her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me. Eilish later released “Idontwannabeyouanymore” and “My Boy“. On August 11, 2017, Eilish released Don’t Smile at Me. The EP was a sleep hit, reaching number 14 on the US Billboard 200. Eilish embarked on the Don’t Smile at Me Tour throughout October 2017 in support of her EP. Eilish released “Bitches Broken Hearts” through SoundCloud on November 10, 2017.
Eilish’s team worked with Spotify, which promoted her on its most popular playlist, “Today’s Top Hits”. The Baffler described Eilish’s sound as fitting into the “streambait” genre consisting of largely “mid-tempo, melancholy pop” influenced by Lana Del Rey, whose “singing style, bleakness, and the hip-hop influenced production” shaped the aesthetic. Eilish’s commercial success expanded with her Spotify promotion. In September 2017, Apple Music named Eilish their Up Next artist, which followed with a short documentary, a live session EP and an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s radio station Beats 1. That month, the live EP titled Up Next Session: Billie Eilish was released. On December 15, 2017, Eilish released her collaboration with American rapper Vince Staples titled “&Burn“, which is a remix of Eilish’s previously released single “Watch”. It was later included on the expanded edition of Don’t Smile at Me.
In February 2018, Eilish embarked on her second headlining concert tour, the Where’s My Mind Tour, which concluded in April 2018. “Bitches Broken Hearts” was re-released worldwide on March 30, 2018. For Record Store Day 2018, Eilish released “Party Favor” on a pink 7-inch vinyl, along with a cover of “Hotline Bling“, written by Canadian rapper Drake as the B-side. Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single “Lovely“, which was released on April 19, 2018, and added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. She later released “You Should See Me in a Crown“, in July 2018. In July of the same year, Eilish performed at the Mo Pop Festival.
On the day of release for her single “When the Party’s Over“, Eilish was featured in Vanity Fair‘s “73 Questions” rapid-fire questionnaire video series by Joe Sabia who revisited a previous interview from October 2017. The resulting video was a side-by-side time capsule of both interviews showing her growth in popularity over one year. She signed a talent contract with Next Management for fashion and beauty endorsements in October 2018. She was placed on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in November of that year, and released the single “Come Out and Play” in November 2018, which was written for a holiday-themed Apple commercial. In early January 2019, Don’t Smile at Me reached 1 billion streams on Spotify, making her the youngest artist to top 1 billion streams on a project. That month, Eilish released “Bury a Friend” as the third single from her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, along with “When I Was Older“, a single inspired by the 2018 film Roma, which appeared on the compilation album Music Inspired by the Film Roma. In February, Eilish partnered with YouTube for a documentary mini-series titled “A Snippet Into Billie’s Mind”. “Wish You Were Gay“, her fourth single from the album, was released on March 4, 2019,[
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released on March 29, 2019. Spotify launched a “multi-level campaign behind the album”, creating a multi-media playlist and “new product features” that Spotify stated “allow for vertical video content, custom assets, and editorial storylines all with the goal of creating more meaningful and engaging context for [Eilish’s] fans.” In Los Angeles, Spotify set up a “pop-up enhanced album experience”, which included different artwork and a “multi-sensory” experience of each track for fans. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 as well as on the UK Albums Chart, making Eilish the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number-one album in the United States, and the youngest female ever to have a number-one album in the United Kingdom. Upon the album’s debut, Eilish broke the record for most simultaneously charting Hot 100 songs by a female artist, with 14, after every song from the album, excluding “Goodbye”, charted on the Hot 100. The fifth single from the album, “Bad Guy“, was released in conjunction with the album. A remix of the song featuring Justin Bieber was released in July 2019. In August, Bad Guy peaked at number-one in the US, ending Lil Nas X‘s record-breaking 19 weeks at number-one with “Old Town Road“. She is the first artist born in the 2000s and the youngest artist since Lorde (with “Royals“) to have a number-one single.
Eilish began her When We All Fall Asleep Tour at Coachella Festival in April 2019, with the tour concluding on November 17, 2019 in Mexico City. In August 2019, Eilish partnered with Apple Music for Music Lab: Remix Billie Eilish, part of Apple Stores‘ Music Lab sessions during which fans deconstruct her song “You Should See Me In A Crown” and learn how to create their own remix on Apple devices and GarageBand. On September 27, 2019, Eilish announced her Where Do We Go? World Tour via her Instagram page. The tour was set to begin in Miami on March 9, 2020 and conclude in London on July 27, 2020, but had a number of dates postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 7, 2019, Jack White‘s Third Man Records announced the label would be releasing an acoustic live album of Eilish’s performance from the record label’s Blue Room, exclusively sold on vinyl at Third Man retail locations in Nashville, Tennessee, and Detroit, Michigan. On November 13, 2019, she released her next single, “Everything I Wanted“. On November 20, 2019, Eilish was nominated for six Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bad Guy” as well as Album of the Year and Best New Artist. At age 17, she became the youngest artist to be nominated in all four General Field categories. In the same month, Eilish was crowned 2019’s Billboard Woman of the Year.
On January 14, 2020, Eilish was announced as performer of the title track for the 25th installment in the James Bond film franchise, No Time to Die, written and produced with her brother. With this announcement, Eilish became the youngest artist to write and perform a James Bond theme song. The song was released as a single February 13, 2020. Shortly after, it became the second Bond theme song to top the British official charts and the first Bond theme performed by a female artist to do so. It was also Eilish’s first number-one single in the UK. At the 62nd Grammy Awards, she became the youngest person and first woman to win the four main Grammy categories – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year – in the same year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Eilish and her brother performed for both iHeart Media’s Living Room Concert for America, and Global Citizen‘s Together at Home concert series, singing a cover of Bobby Hebb‘s “Sunny” for the latter. Both virtual concerts were an effort to raise awareness and funds towards fighting the disease. On April 10, 2020, “Ilomilo” was sent to Italian contemporary hit radio stations by Universal Music Group, as When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’s seventh and final single. On July 30, 2020, Eilish released “My Future“, her first original release since “No Time to Die”, along with an animated video. In 2020, she became the youngest person to feature on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, with earnings of $53 million.
In October 2020, Eilish announced a livestream concert titled Where Do We Go? The Livestream set to air from Los Angeles on October 24 of that same year, with proceeds from the show’s merchandise raising funds to support event crew members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eilish was also the winner of three Billboard Music Awards on October 24, 2020—Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), and Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist—out of the 12 that she was nominated for. In that same month, she also announced a new single, entitled “Therefore I Am“, which was released along with its music video on November 12, 2020.
On October 18, 2020, Eilish was interviewed by Vanity Fair and claimed to be working on “sixteen new songs and lov[ing] them all,” revealing some sort of upcoming musical project, most likely for release in 2021, which could serve as her second studio album. Eilish performed “Therefore I Am” and “My Future” at the Jingle Ball in December 2020.
Billie Eilish Net Worth
After close calculations and estimates, Billie Eilish has a net worth of $30 million.