Billie Eilish is an amazing young singer who recently won the AMA for new artists. This achievement is all the more amazing when you consider that she is only 17 years old! That’s right, while most people were busy with school and teen drama, at that age Billie has managed to build herself a successful music career. Her singles have topped the billboard top 100 and she is the youngest artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award. While she may be popular, here are some things you probably don’t know about her.
Her middle name is Pirate
While she may go by the name Billie Eilish, she was born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell to her mother Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell. Her parents are both in the music business and pretty much free spirits. How they came up with the middle name ‘Pirate’ we will never know but one thing is for sure, its completely unique!
Her first song was about a zombie apocalypse
When Billie was 11 she wrote a song titled ‘Fingers Crosses’ which discussed the fallout after a Zombie apocalypse. Given that Billie is a huge fan of horror movies and ‘the walking dead’ its no surprise she would pick this kind of subject matter.
Her love of horror has also influenced her music videos, whether its live spiders, bloody noses of black sludge squirting from her eyes, it’s all the type of thing Billie loves.
She has Tourettes syndrome
Her entire life Billie has been suffering from the nervous ticks associated with Tourettes syndrome. Most of the time the ticks affect her face and eyes and make her look as if she is looking away and rolling her eyes.
Despite this, Billie has relied on her inner strength and accepted her ticks as part of her. Beautifully she has found her strength from her hardship.