Billie Eilish, who’s full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, is a young American singer and songwriter. Her viral hit “Ocean Eyes” has garnered more than 50 million streams on the streaming platform Spotify which has helped her to kick start her music career.
O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001 in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Her family comes from a background of arts as many of her family members are actors and musicians. This has definitely shaped her career in music as this environment would have encouraged creativity to flourish. Her parents are actress-musician-screenwriter Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell.
Eilish has also mentioned in an interview that she was home-schooled which helped her a lot in managing the time flexibly for her musical career. She started being home-schooled since the age of eight which helped to her to get active on the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. She mentions this is where she learned all of her singing techniques she uses today.
Her parents have got to be applauded for providing young Eilish the direction and environment needed in order to make her passion for music into a thriving career. By the time she was eleven years old, she had already began writing her own original songs along with her older brother named Finneas O’Connell.
So far in her short career, Ocean Eyes has been her biggest success. The single which was released on Soundcloud became a major hit garnering millions of streams on Spotify. She recalls how she was first happy with a 1000 streams but blown away with the response she received in the latter weeks.
Eilish says that the creative process for the song took place along with his brother. His brother had a big hand in writing the song and Eilish made sure that the execution was great as well. Layer the song was re-released through Interscope Records. She went on to release four remixes of this popular single of hers. Another hit of hers was the single called “Six Feet Under”.
Along with her brother, they went on to release a new hit called Bellyache. This song and its music video has really caught on with her fans, who seem to love her unique sense of music. Her song called “Bored” has even managed to become a soundtrack for the hit series called “13 Reasons Why”. Later, she went on to release the singles “Watch” and “Copycat”.
At such a young age, she has already been able to release her debut Extended Play (EP) called Don’t Smile at Me. She has definitely been recognized as Apple even mentioned her to be the newest Apple Music UPNEXT artist in October 2017.
Billie Eilish Net Worth
As of 2018, Eilish has an estimated net worth of $300,000. She already has more than 1.6 million followers on Instagram. She also has more than 750,000 subscribers on YouTube. She also has her own online store where she sells her personalized merchandise.
She was part of the Where’s My Mind Tour along with Gibson Hazard. Billie has announced that she would be selling a 7″ vinyl which features an acoustic version of her song “Party Favor” and an acoustic cover of “Hotline Bling” by Drake. She is still going to be on the road for the tour with performances being booked until August of 2018. She has had commercial success at such a young age and it looks like she is just getting started.
Her style of music as well as her personality has been compared to “Royals” singer Lorde.
Eilish is the type of girl who can’t stay still at all. She says that she finds it irritating when she has to stay still. She rather prefers to be as busy as possible and create something creative whenever she can create the time.
Full Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell
Short Name: Billie Eilish
Date of Birth: December 18, 2001
Born Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5’2″ or 158 cm
Weight: 55 kg or 121 pounds
Net Worth: $300,000