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 Inter-scope Records subsidiary Darkroom.

Born on December 18, 2001, Billie is an American singer-songwriter aged 20 as at 2021. Eilish’s debut studio album, When We all Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200, reached number-one in the UK, and became one of the best-selling albums of 2019.

Teenage prodigy Billie Eilish.

Early life

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. 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 brought up in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

While she was home-schooled, her mother taught her and Finneas the basics of song-writing. 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 song-writing 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 crowb 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 choir at age eight.

Musical Career


Eilish possesses a soprano vocal range. Avery Stone of Noisey, described her vocals as “ethereal”, and Maura Johnston of Rolling stone, characterized them as “whispery”.  Her music incorporates Pop, dark pop, electropop, emo pop, experimental pop, goth-pop, indie and and teen pop.

Eilish’s brother, Finneas, collaborates on songwriting and making music. Her brother writes for Eilish’s albums, produces her music and also performs in live shows. Eilish and Finneas “like to completely make up things and become characters” and “have songs that are really fictional”. Eilish said a number of the songs also derive from her and Finneas’ experiences. They try to write “really interesting and conversational” lyrics: “We try to say stuff that doesn’t have to be that deep,but you say something way deeper in a certain way that makes sense, but you haven’t really thought about.” Finneas has stated when he writes songs for his sister, he aims to “write [songs] that I think she’ll relate to and enjoy singing and empathise with the lyrics and make her own”. When he writes with Eilish, he tries “to help her tell whatever story she’s trying to tell, bounce ideas off of her, listen to her ideas”, and use a language that fits her voice telling the story.

Billie Eilish with her brother and song-writter Finneas.

Eilish had wanted to direct her own music videos since age 14 but was initially not given the opportunity due to lack of experience. In 2019, she made her directorial debut with the video for her song Xanny. Eilish also took dance classes until 2016, when a growth plate injury put an end to her dancing career and she turned her focus toward recording music.

Is Billie Eilish dating?

Billie Eilish’s Apple TV+ documentary, The World’s A Little Blurry, showed fans a whole other side to the ‘Ocean Eyes’ singer, revealing she had a boyfriend no one knew about for less than a year, Brandon Quention Adams, aka Q. They later broke up but no reason is known.

Brandon Q, Billie’s ex-boyfriend.

Eilliesh’s net worth

As of January 2021, her net worth is between $30 million and $55 million, and she is right now one of the youngest American millionaires. A lot of times, she has remained at number 1 on Apple Music as well as YouTube, because of her amazing songs.

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