Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is an American singer-songwriter. She first gained public attention in 2015 with her debut single “Ocean Eyes”, which was subsequently released by Darkroom, an imprint of Interscope Records.
Born Name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell
Years active 2015–present
Born December 18, 2001, age 20 years old and 9 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Measurements 34-27-35 inches
Bra size 33B
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell first gained public attention in 2015 with her debut single “Ocean Eyes“, which was subsequently released by Darkroom, an imprint of Interscope Records. It was written and produced by her brother, Finneas O’Connell, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Her commercially successful debut EP Don’t Smile at Me (2017) charted in the top 15 in numerous countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Eilish’s first studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. It was one of the best-selling albums of 2019, buoyed by the success of its fifth single, “Bad Guy“, Eilish’s first number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The following year, she co-wrote and performed the theme song “No Time to Die” for the James Bond film of the same name, which topped the UK Singles Chart and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2022. Her subsequent singles “Everything I Wanted“, “My Future“, “Therefore I Am“, and “Your Power” peaked in the top 10 in the US and UK. Her second studio album, Happier Than Ever (2021), reached number one in 25 countries.
Eilish has received multiple accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. She is the youngest artist in Grammy history to win all four general field categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. She was featured on Time magazine’s inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019 and the Time 100 in 2021. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard, Eilish is the 26th-highest-certified digital singles artist and one of the most successful artists of the 2010s.
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born in Los Angeles, California on December 18, 2001. She is the daughter of actress and teacher Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O’Connell, both of whom are also musicians and work on Eilish’s tours. Eilish is of Irish and Scottish descent. She was conceived via in vitro fertilization. Her middle name, Eilish, was originally meant to be her first name, while Pirate was to be her middle name. She was raised in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Eilish and her brother Finneas were homeschooled by Baird, a decision their parents made to spend time with them and give them the freedom to pursue their interests. Baird taught Eilish and Finneas the basics of songwriting. Eilish said her brother and mother inspired her to get into music. Their parents encouraged the siblings to express themselves and explore whatever they wanted, including art, dancing, and acting. Eilish also performed at talent shows and joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at age eight. At age six, she started playing the ukulele. She wrote her first “real” song at age 11 for her mother’s songwriting class. The song is about the zombie apocalypse, inspired by the television series The Walking Dead from which she took script lines and episode titles for the song. Eilish had gone on some acting auditions, which she disliked; however, she enjoyed recording background dialogue for crowd scenes and worked on the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus, and the X-Men series. Eilish also took dance classes until 2016, when a growth plate injury put an end to her dancing career and she turned her focus toward recording music.
Eilish previously lived with her parents in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles until 2019, when she moved out. She said in 2021 that she still spends many nights in her childhood bedroom to be close to her parents. She stated she has Tourette syndrome, synesthesia, and has experienced depression. This included an incident where she had planned her own suicide, which she claimed that her friend, late American rapper/singer XXXTentacion, stopped her from going through with.
Eilish dated rapper Brandon Adams, who goes by the stage name 7:AMP. They have since broken up.
Quick Facts About Billie Eilish
- Full Born Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell.
- Nick Names: Lil avocadoes
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
- Religion: Christianity
- Date of Birth: December 18, 2001
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Father Name: Patrick O’Connell
- Mother Name: Maggie Baird
- Siblings Names: Finneas O’ Connell
- Spouse: None
- Children: None