Billie Eilish’s Success

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Photo Courtesy of Anna Downs

Billie Eilish at Governor's Ball Music Festival.

Andrea Alverca, Contributing Writer

When she was 17, Billie Eilish accomplished what takes most pop years: written songs that are no.1 on various charts, and selling out concerts. She also appeared on talk shows with Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon.

And just a few days ago, both Eilish and brother Finneas O’Connell took home 10 awards from the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Eilish’s music is a combination of pop, rock, hip-hop and electronic music and — surprisingly — it works. Eilish has been writing songs with her brother since they were children. Their first hit song was “Ocean Eyes” in 2016, released when the singer was just 14. In the span of just four years, Eilish has become one of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry, with scant little negative reviews. just barely receiving any negative views about her music and how she presents herself in media.

Her music uses language that mentions suicide, depression, and “wanting to end myself,” but her music doesn’t encourage teenagers to follow through on these actions. The songs are a way for Eilish to express how she battles with life. The young singer has been open about her depression, and how she’s struggled while growing up. She’s also removing stigmas about mental disorders, for teenagers who struggle with mental disorders.