We are obsessed with Billie Eilish since her debut LP “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” appeared at the top of the 2019 Billboard US 200 chart. With 5 Grammys Awards under her belt she was the biggest star in the music scene in 2020, and we can’t wait for her new album in 2021. Read on as we reveal secrets from her career and personal life!
1) Why Billie Eilish became so popular?
Billie Eilish uploaded into SoundCloud a song called “Ocean Eyes” that she made for her dance class to perform in 2015.
Finneas originally wrote Eilish’s hit for his high school band, until realizing that the track was meant for his younger sister to sing as it was the perfect fit for Eilish's vocal range. The song went viral in 2016.
2) What is Billie Eilish’s real name?
Eilish was originally going to be the singer's first name because her mother, Maggie Baird and her dad Patrick O'Connell, once saw a documentary about conjoined twins named Eilish and Katie Holton and they love the first twin girl’s name.
However, while Maggie was pregnant, her father, who was called Bill, died. So the parents decided to name Billie in honor of her grandfather.
The name Pirate comes from her brother Finneas, who was 4 years old when Billie was born, but he always insisted on calling her younger sister "Pirate."
"So I'm Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell. Pretty weird, right? Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad. Then Baird is my mother's name."
3) How old is Billie Eilish?
Eilish was born on December 18th 2001. She is a Saggitarious who just turned 19 years old.
Back in 2019 when she was busy with her career the "Bad Guy" singer revealed that she was very excited when she turned 18, because she could drive her car after 11 p.m.
In California, where Eilish lives, drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive alone between 11pm and 5am.
Since getting her wheels, Billie has been having a fantastic time and driving like crazy! She took her pit bull puppy on a ride to the mountains to celebrate New Year with style!