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It’s Official! Billie Eilish Has Taken Over The Music Industry

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By Jordan White

Who is Billie Eilish and where did she come from?

The 18-year-old has taken over the music industry since gaining media attention in 2016. In less than four years she’s managed to break records and win some of the most coveted awards. Billie was even given the opportunity to perform the title track for the new James Bond movie. And SHE’S ONLY 18!

Keep reading to learn more about the singer-songwriter that everyone, seriously everyone, can’t get enough of.

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She Was Born In Los Angeles

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Like so many celebrities before her, Billie was born in Los Angeles. Her parents, and her brother, are all musicians.

Billie was homeschooled with her brother, Finneas, and now the two work together. Finneas has both written and produced many of her songs. He even won five Grammy Awards for his work on Billie’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The album was released in 2019.

Although Finneas is well-known in Hollywood, he’s not as much of a celebrity as his sister. For which, he’s thankful.

“She walks around, and because there’s a billboard of her face on Sunset Boulevard, people really recognize her,” Finneas said. “In my perfect world, I get to be a professional musician and still go to Trader Joe’s.”

She Was Discovered On SoundCloud

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Eilish was discovered on SoundCloud pretty much by accident. When she was 15, she uploaded a song on the platform so her dance teacher could listen. That night, the song went viral!

In an interview with Teen Vogue, she said, “We put it on SoundCloud with a free download link next to it so my dance teacher could access it. We had no intentions for it, really. But basically overnight a ton of people started hearing it and sharing it. Hillydilly, a music discovery website, found it and posted it and it just got bigger and bigger. It was really surreal.”

She Was In Love With Justin Bieber

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Like many teenagers, Billie used to be in love with Justin Bieber.

"That [Justin Bieber] was like my first love. That was the person I was in love with, in my head he was in love with me, it was like a relationship with a person," Eilish said. Dang. Sounds intense!

But since her career’s blown up, Eilish and Bieber have formed a close relationship.

Justin spoke about Billie during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.

"I definitely feel protective of her," he said. "It was hard for me being that young, and being in the industry, and not knowing where to turn, and everyone telling me they love me, and just turn their back on you in a second."

She Has Tourette Syndrome

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In 2018, Billie opened up about her Tourette Syndrome diagnosis.

"I've never mentioned [my Tourette Syndrome] on the internet because nobody thinks I'm deadass," Eilish shared on Instagram. "As well as the fact I've just never wanted people to think of Tourettes every time they think of me."

“I’ve taught myself ways of suppressing my tics and certain techniques to help [reduce] them when I don’t want to be distracting in certain situations. Wasn’t planning on talking about this on here maybe ever, but it’s gotten to a point.”

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