Artist of the week - Billie Eilish



Artist name: Billie Eilish

No. Of Albums: 2

No. Of Singles: 15

No. Of UK number 1s: 1


My favourite album: When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go

My top 5 songs (no particular order):

Therefore I Am

No Time To Die

Ocean Eyes

All The Good Girls Go To Hell

Lovely


Most recognisable song: Bad Guy


Song that deserves more recognition: Bellyache



Billie Eilish is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, USA. She recently took the world by storm as she broke onto the music scene with album “Don’t Smile At Me” which peaked at number 12 in the UK charts and paved the way for her chart topping second album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go”.


Billie’s first album (classed as an EP by many), featuring tracks like “my boy” as well as the track that Billie claims changed her life, “Ocean Eyes”, was released in 2017 and was entirely produced by Billie and her bother Finneas from their home. It peaked at number 12 on the UK album charts but broke into the top ten in countries such as Ireland.


Billie’s second album was written and recorded in her childhood, and current, bedroom with her brother Finneas and released by Darkroom and Interscope records. The album was one of the highest critically acclaimed albums of 2019, winning a whopping three grammys and producing a a UK number two single with “Bad Guy” which picked up two grammys of its own. The album also earned Finneas a Grammy for his production skills.



The booming success from these two albums meant that Billie was given one of the highest honours that a singer/songwriter can receive, the chance to write the new Bond theme. Billie didn’t fail to deliver and produced “No Time To Die” which became the second Bond theme to reach number one, and Billie’s first UK number one single.


Billie’s most recent single, therefore I am, currently sits at number 2 on the UK singles chart and has been used over 1 million times on TikTok.


At just 18 years old, Billie has achieved a ridiculous amount. As well as her musical success she is making waves in the media for her clothing choices as she rebels against gender norms and the hyper-sexualisation of women by the mainstream media. Whilst in an ideal world, how a teenage girl chooses to dress shouldn’t be anything of note, I do think that this is a great, subtle way to fight the patriarchy without going out of her way.

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