Who Is Billie Eilish And Why Is The World So Obsessed With Her Right Now?

2 min read

We can't stop talking about her.

She’s one of the biggest artists in the world right now, but there’s still a good chance that you’ve never heard of Billie Eilish, or at least don't know anything about her.

The 17-year-old singer will be in Australia for Nova’s Red Room very soon, so before she comes down under, here’s what you need to know about her.

She’s one of the biggest artists on Global Spotify.

Last month she was the #1 female artist with 55.9 million streams, and her latest single, Bad Guy, has the fourth biggest female debut with 7 million streams.

She wrote her debut single, Ocean Eyes, when she was 13 years old.

Billie uploaded the song to Soundcloud for her dance teacher, and it quickly went viral.

She collaborated with Khalid for the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack.

You’ve probably also heard her song Bored in the soundtrack for the first season of the Netflix show.

Her new album samples The Office.

Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott can be heard saying “no Billie, I haven’t done that dance since my wife died” in her track titled My Strange Addiction.

She has 16 million followers on Instagram.

Her handle is ‘wherearetheavocados’, which she explained in an interview with Smallzy recently.

Her brother Finneas helps write and produce all of her songs.

Finneas O’Connell also starred as Alistair in the final season of Glee, so we’re going to start binging that again immediately.

Her middle name is Pirate.

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell - you learn something new everyday!

You can win tickets to Billie’s Nova’s Red Room by listening to Smallzy’s Surgery every night this week and entering here.

BRB, we’ll just be listening to her new album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on repeat.

Written By Lachlan Guertin

“I’m building on what she created.”

“I will not be defined by what I’ve gone through.”

Honestly, same.