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billie eilish aBy Christine Jean-Pierre

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Before the smash hit “BellyAche” was nominated for an Emmy Award for best song in a drama series, there was are hardly anyone who heard of the young Irish American songstress. Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2002. She is the daughter of renowned actress and screenwriter Maggie Baird. Billie’s musical interest were introduced by her mother who taught her the basics of singing and songwriting. Eilish wrote her first professional song “Zombie’s Apocalypse” at the age of eleven for the HBO series The Walking Dead. After the success of “Zombie Apocalypse,” O’Connell released her first studio single “Ocean Eyes” in 2015 under the Interscope label.

The success of the song helped her advance over 230 million views on YouTube. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas O’Connell. O’Connell’s second single “BellyAche” was released in 2017 and was featured as the theme song for the NetFlix series “13 reasons why.” O’Connell latest single “everything I wanted” was released in November of 2019 and is her highest grossing single to date. The song peaked on the number eight spot on the U.S. Billboard chart and the number one spot in ten other countries, including England, France, and Canada. The song was written by both Billie and Finneas O’Connell. The song was even named Spotify’s song of 2019 reaching an astounding four hundred million plays for the streaming site.

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