Album «Happier than ever» by Billie Eilish

In recent years, the music industry has witnessed the rapid rise of an unconventional and immensely talented artist – Billie Eilish. The singer and her brother, Finneas, recently won Best Original Song at the 2024 Golden Globes for “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie.

At the young age of 22, Billie has not only achieved unprecedented success but has also become an influential figure, reshaping the landscape of contemporary music, breaking away from conventional pop star stereotypes and being unafraid to open up about mental health struggles. She has become a role model to many all around the world.

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001, into a family deeply connected to the arts. Growing up, Billie and her brother Finneas, were homeschooled, a choice made by her parents that allowed her to foster her creativity and pursue her passion for the arts more freely. From a young age Billie was interested in both dance and music, but a dancing injury at the age of 13, led to her exit from the competitive dance scene. 

In Billie’s 2019 Rolling Stone interview, she shared that her battle with mental health was triggered by this dance injury. She explains how it intensified insecurities and body dysmorphia. Billie has since then been open about her struggles with depression and anxiety, and has helped raise awareness and reduce stigma. She has become a beacon of hope for those facing similar challenges. One thing that helps Billie is horses.

“It’s more for my mental health than, like, a hobby”

Billie Eilish – 2022

Billie was recently in the spotlight for her Variety interview in November 2023, where she came out and said she was attracted to women. Billie was on her latest tour, “Happier Than Ever, The World Tour” in 2022 and 2023, and she does not have a tour coming up this year.

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