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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

The 16-year-old singer was homeschooled by equally creative parents, both of them actors that encouraged Billie's early interest in dance and horseback riding. She's always been a singer, but it wasn't she and Finneas uploaded "Ocean Eyes" that the musical aspirations started to come to life. That was in November of 2015, and the success that has followed swept the whole family up in its current.

Luckily, they were prepared—Billie has the right people around her, and since signing to Interscope, she's become one of the label's most sought-after acts. By the time we visited the family's house in L.A., Billie had paired with Vince Staples on the "watch" remix and cooked up some unreleased heat with IDK and Denzel Curry.

For now, however, Billie Eilish's creative base remains in Highland Park. It's somewhere between the treehouse built by her dad (he made this ladder, too), the aerial trapeze in the backyard (her mom teaches circus lessons on the side), and the hidden wall of her bedroom, where Billie scrawls ideas in black marker. It's home, but it's also headquarters.

La chanteuse de 16 ans a été éduqué à la maison par des parents très créatifs, tous deux acteurs, ils encouragent l'intérêt précoce de Billie pour la danse et l'équitation. Elle a toujours été chanteuse, et c'est en collaborant avec son frère qui est devenu son producteur qu'elle a commencé à percer.

Billie discussed her Tourette Syndrome diagnosis with Elllen Degeneres.

She said she's lived with her whole life and which everyone in her circle knows about. "It's not anything different, you know? I never said anything because I didn't want that to define who I was," she said, explaining the strategies she's developed for helping to deal with the tic disorder that can cause involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. 

She's such an inspiration for all of us.

"WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?"

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish