One name that is everywhere currently on the web is that of Billie Eilish! Yes, just some days back Justin Beiber was seen getting emotional about how he wishes to protect the singer, something that he couldn’t do it for himself when he got into the music industry and gained undue attention of his fans. And now this week at the BRIT Awards, the singer herself got emotional on how she is hate trolled on social media, and how it has severely affected her. So, if you are not on the same page about Eilish’s success and career, here is a small layout to describe how a bedroom singer is now a pop sensation and loved by millions across the world.
WHO IS BILLIE EILISH?
Billie Eilish is one of the rising American stars who is an exceptional singer and also songwriter who shot to fame in the last couple of years. Apparently, it was Billie’s song Ocean Eyes that she had uploaded online on SoundCloud gained a lot of appreciation from viewers across the world in 2016. The song was later released by the Interscope Records, Darkroom subsidiary. At the age of 18 she is already an accomplished a career that other artists take years or even a lifetime to achieve.
Billie shot to fame for her unique music and style which gained a lot of attention. We don’t mean her green hair and long nails! In fact, Eilish proved that being different from the other people around us is not at all a bad thing. You just need to be yourself and follow your dream with all your heart. Her love for art and music makes her unique and successful.
BILLIE’S SUPPORT SYSTEM
What are we without the love and support of our parents? Billie is lucky that her parents accepted her love for music and her creativity, and chose to encourage her to choose her own path. Billie’s mother Maggie Baird is also a singer, song-writer and an actress herself. She starred and also co-wrote the film Life Inside out. She also lent her voice to the characters in the video game – Mass Effect 2.
Eilish’s father also belongs to the entertainment industry. Patrick O’Connell is an actor who bagged roles in movies like The West Wing, Iron Man. He also appeared in the film Life Inside Out with Billie’s elder brother.
HER BIG BREAK
Billie has been a singer all her life. She started performing from a very young age. In fact when she was just 8 years old, she started singing in the local choir and also learnt to dance in a dance class. Billie’s elder brother, Finneas is equally creative and is a Grammy winning songwriter. He is also a successful musician and music producer.
When Eilish was 13, she wrote a song for her dance teacher who later choreographed the dance. Eilish and her brother both recorded the song Ocean Eyes and uploaded it on the music-streaming website named SoundCloud. This song was written only for her dance teacher but when she woke up the following day, the song had gone viral all around the world. And just like that, her career took off before she even knew about it. She started signing records, touring the world and there has been no looking back.
Ever since she became popular, Eilish has won several accolades. Some of these include:
– Grammy Award Winner2020
– Grammy Award for Best album of the year
– Grammy Award for Record of the Year
– Grammy Award for Best New Artist
– Grammy Award for Best pop Vocal album
– Brit Award for International Female Solo artist.