Why is Billie Eilish so popular?

Why is Billie Eilish so popular?

First, who is Billie Eilish? Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on 18 December 2001 and is an American singer and songwriter of the pop, indie pop and electropop genres. Since she dropped her first song, ‘Ocean Eyes’ on SoundCloud in 2015, she has been awarded five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards and one Brit Award. Eilish is reportedly the 23rd most popular artist of the digital singles era, selling 37.5 million singles in the US alone. In early January 2019, Eilish’s EP, Don’t Smile at Me reached 1 billion streams on Spotify. She debuted on the annual Forbes list of highest paid celebrities in 2020 with reported earnings of $53 million dollars.

But Just Why is Billie Eilish so popular?

Her rapid rise to the top is a success story that many aspiring artists want to emulate. Especially those in her own age group. Through her music, she speaks to her peers on their level and vibes with them seemingly more closely than anyone else in her age-group. A pretty astounding feat for a kid who was homeschooled.

While her star was rising, Eilish remained independent, displayed maturity beyond her years and made wise decisions that set her apart. So, she’s gained attention and won acclaim from those much older than herself too.

Eilish gets a lot of attention for her personal style. She wears primarily baggy, oversized clothing paired with fluoro hair-dye. As a result, she is viewed as a non-conformist which is attractive to disillusioned youth whose attention she is seeking to capture. She empowers them to express themselves as they wish.

Finally, her music is a world apart from the music that other teen pop sensations normally release. Her music is moody, dark and the lyrics can be profound. She has identified as an independent, original artist who has the capacity to make her music stand the test of time. 

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