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The road to fame is fickle. Some take a lifetime to be internationally recognized, and others never reach the goal. While many people explore different fields to be famous, there are fateful ones born to rise in fame, creating success stories like no other. Billie Eilish’s rise to fame is a story that says that sometimes, chance is only the missing link.
They say that talent is a culmination of nurture and nature, and that does seem to be the case with this young star. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, Billie Eilish grew up in a household of musicians that cultivate creativity. With parents immersed in music, both children grew up with musically-inclined interests. Writing and recording songs with her brother, Finneas, and posting them on Soundcloud for fun, they never expected that a single post would fast-track them to fame overnight.
Billie Eilish began gaining traction back in 2015. With the song Ocean Eyes uploaded to SoundCloud, it took only a few days for Billie to introduce herself to the world. That single post was the catalyst to her now-worldwide success. By 2019, she debuted with her debut studio album entitled When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which became one of the best-selling albums in 2019.
At 19 years old, singer-songwriter, pop music icon, and influencer Billie Eilish has taken home seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, one BRIT Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and an NRJ Music Award. She also got a Guinness World Entry for having 14 of her tracks on the Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time, and she earned a reputation for being the youngest artist to win the best pop vocal album and album of the year at the Grammys.
Aside from bagging awards left and right like no other, Billie proves that she has more to offer by consistently pumping out new tracks, to the delight of her fans. Truly, she has a unique image that is unparalleled in the music industry. Alongside The Weeknd, BTS, and Harry Styles, and many other prominent soloists and groups in the music industry, the pop icon is nominated for the 2021 iHeart Music Awards under the categories Female Artist of the Year and Alternative Rock Artist of the Year. Her song Everything I Wanted is currently in the running for the Music Awards’ Alternative Rock Song of the Year and Best Lyrics.
With back-to-back nominations and awards, Billie Eilish continues to show her musical prowess. Even her mother has said that she still could not digest the fact that Billi, who was once her little girl simply enjoying the music she loves, is now a megastar making her name on worldwide charts.
Billie Eilish continues to live a life of humility despite being one of the world’s biggest artists of this time. Fans from across the globe have expressed their admiration for the young superstar, and in return, Billie never fails to deliver music that is both powerful and meaningful.