History of Billie Eilish

Brooke Gamble

  Born and raised in Los Angeles the star Billie Eilish was born, full name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell. Billie was born on December 18th, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Eilish is the daughter of actress and teacher Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O’Connell. She also has a 25-year-old brother named Finneas O’Connell who is also a musician. Billie was born and raised in her childhood home in Highland Park, Los Angeles while not moving out until 2019. While songwriting wasn’t her only talent, she used to be a dancer as well. She used to be a part of a Revolution dance class until she later injured herself causing her to quit dance. In her documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” she stated, “I tore my growth plate in my hip, the bone separated from the muscle.” Billie Eilish has never been in a public school and has only been homeschooled, so she joined the Los Angeles Children’s Choir along with her brother. They didn’t have a formal curriculum so they instead let her and her brother Finneas focus on whatever topics interested them the most throughout their lifetime. Eilish passed her equivalency exam and graduated high school when she was only 15 years old. 

In 2015, Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell (stage name FINNEAS) wrote a song called ‘’Ocean Eyes’’  for his band at the time called “The Slightlys”. After the making of the song, Finneas decided Billie’s vocals would better fit the song when she was only 14 years old. On a break one day during one of Eilish’s dance rehearsals, she went over to a Starbucks and heard her song “Ocean Eyes” playing. This small success was only the beginning of future large successes.  “Ocean Eyes” today has over 1 billion streams. A few years later, Eilish came out with her first album “Don’t Smile At Me” on August 11th, 2017. 

Billie Eilish has created a total of 4 albums, “don’t smile at me (9 Tracks)”, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (14 Tracks)”, “Happier Than Ever (16 Tracks)”, and last but not least, “Guitar Songs (2 Tracks)”. She has become very successful over the years especially in 2019 when her albums at the time were becoming rising in popularity, causing concert tickets to be sold out everywhere for each tour. Today, Billie Eilish moved out on her own in her 2.5 billion dollar home, and is currently creating a new album for her fans to enjoy!