Billie Eilish 2001 – Present Day

Billie Eilish

Father – Patrick O’Connell
Mother – Maggie Baird
Spouse – none
Children – none

2001 (18th December)
Billie Eilish was born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell to Patrick O’Connell and Maggie Baird in Los Angeles, California. She was the couple’s second child, her brother Finneas was born in 1997.
2005 (Autumn)
Billie was home-schooled and began singing when she was young. Her mother wrote songs and her father played the piano and the ukulele so the house was often filled with music. The family followed a vegetarian/vegan diet and Billie has maintained this.
2009 (during)
Billie joined the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus which her brother attended. The choral style music gave Billie a good grounding in vocal technique.
2009 (during)
Billie’s brother, Finneas, began writing and producing songs.
2012 (during)
Billie began writing songs.
2014 (during)
Billie attended dance classes.
2015 (October)
Billie Eilish recorded ‘Ocean Eyes’ which had been written by her brother.
2016 (early)
The single ‘Ocean Eyes’ was released on the online music sharing platform, SoundCloud.
2016 (18th November)
The single ‘Ocean Eyes’ was re-released. It reached number 72 in the UK charts and number 84 in the US.
2017 (14th January)
Billie Eilish released an EP with four versions of ‘Ocean Eyes’.
2017 (14th January)
Following the success of ‘Ocean Eyes’, Billie and her brother began writing together.
2017 (24th February)
Billie released ‘Bellyache’. It reached number 79 in the UK and was just outside the US charts.
2017 (30th March)
Eilish released ‘Bored’ which formed part of the soundtrack to the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’.
2017 (30th June)
The single ‘Watch’ was released.
2017 (July)
Billie Eilish released the single ‘Copycat’.
2017 (11th August)
Eilish released the EP ‘Don’t Smile at Me’ which included the singles ‘Ocean Eyes’, ‘Bellyache’, ‘Watch’. ‘Copycat’ ‘My Boy’ and ‘Idontwannabeyouanymore’. It reached number 14 in the US and number 12 in the UK.
2017 (19th October)
In an interview with the magazine ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, Billie revealed that her clothes are chosen to make an impact.
2018 (February)
Billie began a two month tour, named the ‘Where’s My Mind’ tour.
2018 (19th April)
Billie Eilish and Khalid released ‘Lovely’ which featured on the soundtrack for season two of ’13 Reasons Why’. It reached number 64 in the US and number 47 in the UK.
2018 (18th July)
Billie released the single ‘You Should See Me in a Crown’. It reached number 41 in the US and number 60 in the UK.
2018 (28th – 29th July)
Billie performed at the Mo Pop Festival in Detroit.
2018 (17th October)
Eilish released the single ‘When the Party’s Over’. It reached number 29 in the US and number 21 in the UK.
2018 (20th November)
Eilish released the single ‘Come Out and Play’. It reached number 69 in the US and number 47 in the UK.
2018 (27th November)
Billie revealed that she suffered with Tourette syndrome.
2019 (9th January)
Billie released the single ‘When I was Older’ which she stated as being inspired by the film ‘Roma’.
2019 (30th January)
Eilish released the single ‘bury a friend’. It reached number 14 in the US and number 1 in the UK.
2019 (4th March)
Billie Eilish released the single ‘Wish You Were Gay’. It reached number 31 in the US and number 13 in the UK.
2019 (29th March)
Eilish released the single ‘Bad Guy’. It reached number 2 in the US and the UK.
2019 (29th March)
Billie Eilish released her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?’. It reached number 1 in the US and the UK.
2019 (13th April)
Billie began her six-month ‘When We All Fall Asleep’ world tour.
2019 (May)
Billie appeared in a Calvin Klein advertisement.
2019 (11th May)
An article in ‘Teen Vogue’ reported that Billie chooses to wear baggy ill-fitting clothes to prevent people from body shaming her.
2019 (30th June)
Billie Eilish performed a 60 minute set at Glastonbury to 40,000 crowd.
2019 (24th August)
Billie Eilish performed at the Reading/Leeds festival on the main stage.
2019 (6th September)
Eilish released the single ‘All the Good Girls go to Hell’.
2019 (27th September)
A new six month tour ‘Where do we go tour’ was announced. The tour will begin in Miami in March 2020 and end in London on the 30th July.
2019 (13th November)
Billie released the single ‘Everything I Wanted’. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 8 in the US charts.
2020 (26th January)
Billie won Grammy awards in all four general categories – Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
2020 (13th February)
The single ‘No Time To Die’, theme for the forthcoming James Bond Film, was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 16 in the US charts.
2020 (18th February)
Billie won a Brit Award for best International Female Solo Artist
2020 (14th March)
Billie cancelled March dates of her tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
2020 (19th April)
Billie sang the song ‘Sunny’ accompanied by her brother Finneas for the ‘One World: Together At Home’ concert for Coronavirus.


Published Jul 02, 2019 @ 10:20 pm – Updated – Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

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