Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer, songwriter, and model. Her debut studio album debuted atop the Billboard 200 and reached number one in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Eilish co-wrote most of the record alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell, who handled its production. Musically, the album has been characterized as a pop, avant-pop, art pop, and electropop record, though features several other genre influences including hip hop and industrial music. Upon its release, the album was praised by music critics for its subject matter, songwriting and cohesion.
Discography: 1 album in 2019
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Eilish is a regular advocate on social media for animal rights and veganism, and among others has criticized the dairy, wool, and mink fur industries. In 2019, she won a PETA “Best Voice for Animals” award for her activism.
Eilish has also been involved in supporting United States voting rights, starting in 2020, suggesting that her fans pick a group working to register voters to support. In August 2020, Eilish performed at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and announced her endorsement of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
As of 2020, Eilish lives with her parents in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. She revealed she has Tourette syndrome and depression, and experiences synesthesia. In a 2020 radio interview, her parents revealed they considered taking her to therapy over her childhood obsession with Justin Bieber.
Eilish was inspired to write “Xanny” after attending a party at which her friends “kept throwing up, kept drinking more,” consequently becoming “completely not who they were”. While recording the song, Eilish and her brother created a sound inspired by a girl blowing cigarette smoke in the former’s face alongside a drum kit and a jazz-inspired loop in order to replicate the feeling of being “in secondhand smoke”.