Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is a 19-year-old musician, singer, and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Born on December 18, 2001, Billie has been making music since her early teens, constantly collaborating with her brother Finneas O’Connell.
Billie is the daughter of Patrick O’Connell and Maggie Baird, two actors and musicians. Her parents encouraged her and her brother to pursue music from an early age, and a large portion of their early music was recorded in their childhood bedrooms.
“Ocean Eyes,” Billie’s breakthrough single, was initially released on Soundcloud in 2015. A collaboration with her brother, the song became a viral hit and skyrocketed Billie to pop stardom. Since then, she’s released two albums, had more than one world tour, played at Coachella, and swept the Grammy Awards.
Billie has described her music as being influenced by rappers Tyler, the Creator and Childish Gambino, as well as pop stars Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift. She was raised on the music of bands like Linkin Park, Green Day, and The Beatles. Thanks to her horror-inspired image, some have labeled her the next Marilyn Manson and compared her visual style to Nine Inch Nails.
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