In 2016, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell began engaged on the album that might propel her to world stardom.
Back then, they had been creating music in a tiny bed room studio at their mother and father’ dwelling in California, not pondering it will “win anything, ever”.
Following its launch final yr, the extremely anticipated When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? topped the charts within the UK, the US and around the globe, and made Eilish a family title.
After celebrating her 18th birthday on 18 December, just some weeks later it was introduced the singer would turn into the youngest artist ever to record the James Bond theme, following within the footsteps of the likes of Adele and Sam Smith.
Now, she has made historical past as soon as once more, changing into the first teenager to win all four major categories – file of the yr, music of the yr, album of the yr and greatest new artist – on the Grammys.
These add to an ever-growing assortment which already consists of two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records and three MTV Video Music Awards.
Born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, the younger singer hails from Los Angeles and was raised in a musical household.
A fan of The Beatles and Linkin Park, and impressed by younger Norwegian singer Aurora, she started writing songs on the age of 11, and likewise joined the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
She has garnered a loyal fanbase since breaking onto the scene in 2015 along with her debut single Ocean Eyes, which was written by her brother.
But it was Bad Guy which propelled her to primary for the primary time on the US Billboard Hot 100.
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was reported to be the highest-selling debut album of 2019 and the most important North American debut of the last decade, shifting 313,000 items within the first week.
Eilish additionally grew to become the youngest feminine solo artist to attain a primary album within the UK. Just a couple of weeks later, it was introduced her efficiency at Glastonbury 2019 was being bumped up the Other Stage, the competition’s second greatest, to deal with her hovering numbers of followers.
This yr, Eilish will embark on her Where Do We Go? world tour, with dates in Europe, South America and North America, in addition to 5 dates within the UK.
The teenager has spoken overtly about coping with psychological well being points, together with anxiousness, self-harm and despair, for the reason that age of 13.
She was identified with Tourette’s as a toddler, and has stated the syndrome could make “easy things a lot harder”.
Just a couple of days earlier than the Grammys, she spoke about having suicidal ideas in an interview with The Gayle King Grammy Special.
“I was so unhappy last year,” she stated. “I used to be so sad and I used to be so like, joyless.
“I do not wish to be too darkish, however I genuinely did not suppose I’d make it to 17.”
Eilish credit her followers and their response to her exhibits with serving to her get by these darkish instances.
So her Grammys thank-you to music followers at being named greatest new artist was becoming.
“They’re the only reason any of us are here at all.”
The singer appeared shocked each time her title was known as.
“This is my first Grammys. I never thought this would happen in my whole life,” she stated. “I genuinely wanna say I am so grateful and I only wanna say that I am so grateful.”
With her star persevering with to rise, it appears more likely to be the primary of many.
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