Billie Eilish says wearing baggy clothes to control narrative around her “didn’t really work”

She added: “Of course, it didn’t really work. It’s really hard to control the narrative in a position like mine, right? You can’t really control it that much, but you can try.”

Billie Eilish. Credit: Kelia Anne MacCluskey

The star recently spoke out about the reaction to her British Vogue cover, in which she ditched the oversized clothes to pose in a range of lingerie. “I saw a picture of me on the cover of Vogue [from] a couple of years ago with big, huge oversize clothes [next to the new Vogue cover]. Then the caption was like, ‘That’s called growth’,” she said.

“I understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time, I’m like, ‘No, that’s not OK. I’m not this now, and I didn’t need to grow from that’.”

Eilish will release her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ on July 30 and released the latest track from it in the form of ‘NDA’ earlier this month (July 9). The singer shared a live version of the track yesterday (July 16).

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Speaking about ‘Happier Than Ever’ in a recent interview, the star said it is “much better” than her debut ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’,

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Listen to Inhaler’s anthemic cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Your Power’

The band decided to put an indie-rock spin on Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ single, blending together electric guitar, keyboards and Eli Hewson’s soaring vocals. Building to a heavy climax, the atmospheric cover can be streamed below.

Join us on @BBCR1 from 6pm tonight to hear us perform some tunes from IWABLT and something a little extra live from Maida Vale with @anniemacmanus – see you there pic.twitter.com/7ntOSU9SJ9

— Inhaler (@InhalerDublin) July 14, 2021

🎶 (parte 2) pic.twitter.com/IpwLfl3byx

— Inhaler Italia 🇮🇹 (@InhalerItaly) July 14, 2021

Speaking to host Annie Mac, frontman Hewson joked that it took “months of training” to pull off the falsetto vocals in the song.

“We wanted to do something that was popular. I think [Eilish] is a really good inspiration for people who wanna get into the pop world,” he explained.  “When you hear her songs, you really know that it comes from her heart. And I think the song has a great message.”

He added: “I think we did a good job, and hopefully she likes it and we didn’t butcher her song. It’s a great song.”

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You can listen to the full Radio 1 interview and live session here.

In a four-star review of Inhaler’s ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’, NME wrote: “[The album] is teeming with nervous energy over trying to find balance in a world turned inside out, while flashes of more mature reflections on saints, sinners, kings and dreams are also promising.”

Inhaler will tour the UK and Ireland later this year – the full schedule is as follows:

September
28 – Sheffield, Octagon
29 – Leeds, O2 Academy

October
1 – Newcastle, University
2 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
3 – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 – Nottingham, Rock City
6 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
7 – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
9 – Liverpool, The Mountford Hall
10 – Glasgow, Barrowland
12 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

December
14 – Belfast, Limelight 1
15 – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
16 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
17 – Killarney, INEC Acoustic Club
19 – Dublin, Academy
20 – Dublin, Academy
21 – Dublin, Academy
22 – Dublin, Academy

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Billie Eilish responds to critic saying she’s in her “flop era”

The pop star said in a new interview that therapy has aided her creative process, leading to the best music of her career so far.

“I genuinely believe that everyone, every human on earth should go to therapy, whether you feel this or that about your life, if you’re happy or anything. Anyone should go, even if they think their life is just amazing and perfect, and nothing’s wrong. Every single person should go,” she told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

“And I think it helps my creative process, because it makes me not word vomit, and it makes me not have everything up here. It makes me talk through things, and then I think about them constantly.”

Eilish’s recent interview comes after she released ‘NDA’ on Friday (July 9), complete with a self-directed music video.

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It’s the fifth song by Billie Eilish  to be shared from ‘Happier Than Ever’, following ‘Your Power’ and ‘Lost Cause’, as well as ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’, both of which were released in 2020.

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Billie Eilish announces new song ‘NDA’, arriving next week

She also shared what appears to be a still from the ‘NDA’ video, which features a blurry, double image of the singer against a black background. See it below now.

Billie Eilish – "NDA"
The new song and music video from the forthcoming album "Happier Than Ever" are out Friday, July 9.

"Happier Than Ever" is out July 30. https://t.co/SrqlceteE4 pic.twitter.com/rjugb8Nn7w

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) July 2, 2021

‘NDA’ will be the fifth song to be shared from her second record ahead of its release. It follows this year’s ‘Your Power’ and ‘Lost Cause’, as well as ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’, both of which were released in 2020.

Eilish is reportedly working with the BBC ahead of the release of ‘Happier Than Ever’. Last month, Polydor co-president revealed in an interview that the pop star had “big plans with the BBC” for the album. No further details have been confirmed at present.

Meanwhile, Eilish has reflected on the making of her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, saying she “hated every second” of making it. “I hated writing,” she said. “I hated recording. I literally hated it. I would’ve done anything else. I remember thinking there’s no way I’m making another album after this. Absolutely not.”

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Billie Eilish says she “hated every second” of making her debut album

“I hated every second of it,” she said. “I hated writing. I hated recording. I literally hated it. I would’ve done anything else. I remember thinking there’s no way I’m making another album after this. Absolutely not.”

Discussing what changed between then and writing her second album – due out next month – Eilish said: “No one has a say anymore. It’s literally me and Finneas and no one else.”

Elsewhere in the new interview, the singer discussed her now-famous British Vogue cover shoot, saying some of the reactions to the striking cover were “not OK.”

The cover shoot, for the June 2021 issue of the fashion magazine, drew a lot of attention owing to Eilish’s fashion choices. A photo she shared of the cover broke the all-time record for Instagram likes, and currently sits at nearly 17 million likes.

“I saw a picture of me on the cover of Vogue [from] a couple of years ago with big, huge oversize clothes [next to the new Vogue cover]. Then the caption was like, ‘That’s called growth’,” she said.

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“I understand where they’re coming from, but at the same time, I’m like, ‘No, that’s not OK. I’m not this now, and I didn’t need to grow from that’.”

Reviewing ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ upon its release, NME‘s Thomas Smith wrote: “‘When We All Fall Asleep…’ ticks all the boxes for a memorable and game-changing debut album. It’s enjoyable and familiar, but retains Billie’s disruptive streak.

“It’s a brave and resounding first step for an artist with bags of potential and over the next decade, you’ll no doubt see popular music scrabbling to try and replicate what this album does on every level.”

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Lorde says she and Billie Eilish bonded over “scrutiny” of teenage fame

She continued: “Obviously [Eilish is] pretty close with her family, as am I, which I think is really helpful at that age when your world is changing. Yeah, I mean the music is awesome. She’s just doing such a good job.”

☀️ @lorde talking about @billieeilish in a brand new interview with @anniemacmanus ☀️

You can listen to the full thing on @BBCSounds: https://t.co/a4KnFZhSWe 🎧 pic.twitter.com/GDHot7Jpmn

— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 18, 2021

The interview followed news of Lorde’s third album ‘Solar Power’ and its lead single of the same name, which was released last week (June 10).

Since then she’s shared new teaser video for the album, titled “Every perfect summer’s gotta take its flight”, which features wide aerial shots of a crop circle and a beach formation that both spell out the letters “SP” (the initials of ‘Solar Power’). Currently, no release date has been confirmed for the record.

Lorde. CREDIT: Abaca Press/Alamy

Meanwhile, Eilish is reportedly working with the BBC ahead of the release of her highly anticipated new albumHappier Than Ever’ next month.

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The singer is preparing the July release of the new LP, which will follow on from her 2019 debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’.

Speaking to Music Week, Polydor co-president Tom March said that Eilish has “big plans with the BBC” for her second album, which is set for release on July 30.

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Miley Cyrus says she wants to work with Billie Eilish

“I love Billie Eilish. I think she’s just the coolest. I love her, her messaging. I’d love to work with her.”

Miley Cyrus performs a Tribute to Frontline Heroes during the 2021 NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 03, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images for NCAA.

Although the pair have yet to team up, Cyrus did take on one of Eilish’s songs during a session for BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge last year.

In September, the US star delivered a new performance to promote her single ‘Midnight Sky’ and added a rendition of Eilish’s ‘My Future’ to her set. Performing in a room filled with candles and red carpet, Cyrus put her own smoky twist on the song.

The two artists will both headline this year’s Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas, alongside Stevie Nicks. The event will return for two weekends between October 1-3 and 8-10 in the city’s Zilker Park.

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Cyrus is also set to host a free concert in Nashville for people who have been vaccinated and to celebrate Pride Month. “If you’re in Nashville & vaxxed: come celebrate pride month with me and some v special friends!” She wrote on Twitter.

If you’re in Nashville & vaxxed: come celebrate pride month with me and some v special friends! Request here 🌈🌈🌈 gonna be singing covers and original songs with hand picked guests who are a part or allies of the community! https://t.co/rIRiuMHjzf

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 4, 2021

“Gonna be singing covers and original songs with hand picked guests who are a part or allies of the community!” The show will take place on June 8.

Meanwhile, Dave Grohl recently recalled the time he got high with Cyrus and Joan Jett after the latter was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2015.

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Amazon Prime Video announces new show featuring Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi

“Working with Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi to bring their music to life through these imaginative experiences has been incredible,” Ryan Redington, VP of Music Industry at Amazon Music said in a statement.

“Watching these globally renowned artists create three shows from the depths of their imagination has been unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We’re thrilled to bring fans along with us to celebrate these three remarkable artists and Prime Day.”

On June 17th, @billieeilish, @HERMusicx and @KidCudi are bringing us #PrimeDayShow. Watch the three part immersive musical event on Prime Video, presented by @amazonmusic. pic.twitter.com/2Fevg2L4ym

— Amazon Prime Video UK (@primevideouk) June 3, 2021

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, added: “These iconic artists have not only broken new ground in music but are inspired storytellers, culture creators, and visionaries.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Billie, H.E.R. and Cudi to bring these authentic and deeply personal specials to fans around the world as we celebrate Prime Day.”

See a description of each episode below:

Prime Day Show: Billie Eilish
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“Billie brings a timeless, Parisian neighborhood to life with a series of cinematic performances. Set in the city known as the birthplace of cinema, it was directed by Billie Eilish and Sam Wrench, and features new music from Billie’s upcoming album, ‘Happier Than Ever’. This breathtaking musical tribute was inspired by Billie’s long-time admiration of a long gone era.”

Prime Day Show: H.E.R.

“Once known as the hub of Los Angeles Black culture in the 1930’s and 40’s, the iconic Dunbar Hotel hosted some of the most prominent figures of its time, including musicians Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and many more. In a modern day musical tribute to this legendary and important piece of history and culture, H.E.R. imagines what The Dunbar Hotel would be like if it existed in 2021 featuring new music from her album, ‘Back Of My Mind’.”

Prime Day Show: Kid Cudi

“As he embarks on his biggest mission to date, Kid Cudi departs Earth to establish a new community on the moon in this intercosmic performance. Featuring music from his album ‘Man On The Moon III’, Cudi collaborates with the International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the International Space University as his backing band, in a musical collision defying sight, sound, and space.”

Meanwhile, the stage play of Fleabag is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video next month.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show, which she performed at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, provided the origins for the hit BBC series which ran for two seasons.

Four of the National Theatre’s highest-profile recorded stage shows will stream on Amazon from June 11.

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Billie Eilish adds extra UK tour date due to overwhelming demand

Tickets for the new show are on sale now and can be purchased here. 

UK: Due to overwhelming demand, Billie has added an additional show in London at the O2 Arena on Jun 25. Purchase your tickets now at https://t.co/6hWuy4ELSv pic.twitter.com/TfpXiJQNlX

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) May 28, 2021

The ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour will begin with a North American leg next February, with the first show taking place in New Orleans. Before that, Eilish will headline a handful of US festivals late this year, including Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful, Delaware’s Firefly, New York’s Governors Ball and Austin’s Austin City Limits.

Meanwhile, the teen star will return with her second album, also called ‘Happier Than Ever’, on July 30. The tracklist includes 2020 singles ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’, as well as the recently released ‘Your Power’.

Announcing the album, Eilish called it “my favorite thing i’ve ever created”. “i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it,” she wrote on Instagram.

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“I can’t even tell you. i’ve never felt so much love for a project than i do for this one. hope you feel what i feel.”

The record was co-written and produced by Eilish’s brother Finneas and recorded in LA. It will not feature any external songwriters or producers.

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Billie Eilish dyed her hair blonde because of a fan’s photo edit

She added that she was initially sceptical about dying her hair blonde because it was previously in “bad condition”.

“I thought I would burn it all off if I tried, but I did it.”

Eilish debuted her new look as she announced her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ last month with new single ‘Your Power’. She then appeared on the cover of Vogue, a picture of which saw her break an Instagram record for the second time.

Last week, meanwhile, Eilish hit back at an article accusing her of “selling out” by taking part in the Vogue photoshoot.

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On her Instagram story, Eilish re-posted an altered graphic of a headline from a Daily Mail article that originally read: “Proof that money can make you change your values and ‘sell out’: Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie in Vogue — despite years of vowing to ‘hide her body.’”

The graphic’s creator Emily Clarkson wrote “fixed it for ya”, crossing out part of the headline and highlighting the word “vow” which Clarkson said “[implies] she’s committing some mortal sin and [let] her fans down.”

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Watch Tim Minchin’s theatrical cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’

You can watch Minchin’s cover of ‘Bad Guy’ below:

The Requestival event returned this week after its first run in 2020, giving listeners the chance to program the station’s entire slate of broadcasted music.

As is custom for triple J’s Like A Version segment, Minchin also performed one of his own quirky piano-pop numbers, opting for recent single ‘Airport Piano’.

Twenty years after launching his career with an idiosyncratic, performance-focused blend of stand-up comedy and musical theatre, Minchin released his debut album, ‘Apart Together’, last August.

Speaking to NME, he said: “This album is about creating songs that belong on an album, as opposed to songs that belong live. And with all the punchline stuff – fuck putting that on a studio album. That’s not for an album, that’s for live. And the cutoff is – how can I make this sonically interesting so that if you’re sitting in your living room listening you’re like, ‘This is great’?”

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Minchin is due to perform at the 2021 Art Of Music event on Saturday July 17, appearing alongside Ngaiire, Kate Ceberano and The Teskey Brothers at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish has taken to the desert to give her first television performance of ‘Your Power’, aired during The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Matching the colour scheme from the song’s music video, Eilish performed the song acoustically while sitting on a stage in the middle of a desert, with her brother Finneas sitting beside her playing an acoustic guitar.

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Billie Eilish breaks Instagram record for second time with British Vogue cover

Eilish’s Instagram post of the cover has broken the record for being the photo on the platform to reach 1million likes the fastest. She achieved the milestone in under six minutes. It is currently at over 15.5million likes at the time of writing.

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It’s not the first time the teen superstar has broken the record. She previously toppled Selena Gomez’s claim to the title in March, when she shared a photo of her newly blonde hair. That picture reached 1million likes by the six-minute mark. With over 22.8million likes now, it is now the third most-liked photo on the social media site.

However, while the British Vogue cover may be the fastest photo on Instagram to reach 1million likes, another photo from the shoot that Eilish posted has zoom into the Top Five most-liked posts on the platform.

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A photo of the musician in a trench coat and corset is the fourth most-liked post of all time with more than 20.5million likes at the time of writing. Apart from Eilish’s blonde hair reveal, it is only behind XXXTentacion’s final post before his death and a photo of an egg.

Meanwhile, Eilish released the third single from her upcoming new album ‘Happier Than Ever’ last week (April 29), titled ‘Your Power’. The track follows last year’s ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’ and provides a haunting and potent response to abuse of power.

Speaking in the British Vogue article, the star discussed the power and influence that comes with being famous, saying: “Nobody should be given the power we’re given.

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Billie Eilish on fame: “Nobody should be given the power that we’re given”

“I would like people to listen to me,” she said. “And not just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because it’s not about that. It’s really not at all about one person. You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ – no, dude. It’s everywhere.

“I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men, too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”

On the song, Eilish sings: “Try not to abuse your power,” over melancholy acoustic guitar, attempting to establish a common understanding with the perpetrator.

Touching on fame and the power that comes with it, Eilish told Vogue she is aware that complaining about fame is unrelatable, but with fame, and especially for men, “There’s all these people who are incredibly vulnerable and would honestly do anything you say. That’s a crazy feeling. Nobody should be given the power that we’re given.”

Elsewhere during the interview, Eilish said she fell back in love with songwriting while working on her new album during lockdown, and that she also learnt to engineer.

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“I’ve grown so much and gotten so much better in my voice, it’s crazy to think about,” she said, proud of her growth. “I think change is one of the best gifts in the world.”

Last week, Eilish confirmed that her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ will arrive this summer.

The pop star announced the ‘When We All Fall Asleep…’ follow-up after billboards featuring the forthcoming record’s title and release date of July 30 popped up in cities across the globe.

“MY NEW ALBUM ‘Happier Than Ever’ OUT JULY 30TH! this is my favorite thing i’ve ever created and i am so excited and nervous and EAGER for you to hear it,” Eilish wrote on Instagram today (April 27).

“I can’t even tell you. i’ve never felt so much love for a project than i do for this one. hope you feel what i feel.”

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Listen to a snippet of Billie Eilish’s new single ‘Your Power’, out tomorrow

Taking to social media this evening (April 28), the singer posted a nine-second aerial shot from the official ‘Your Power’ video. The brief clip suggests the song will be a stripped-back, acoustic guitar-driven ballad.

Eilish wrote as the caption that both the visuals and track will arrive tomorrow evening – see the tweet below.

Billie Eilish – “Your Power”
The new song and music video from the forthcoming album “Happier Than Ever” are out tomorrow at 9am PT. pic.twitter.com/cOlOilxpgp

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) April 28, 2021

‘Happier Than Ever’ will contain 16 songs, including the aforementioned singles as well as ‘Everybody Dies’, ‘I Didn’t Change My Number’, ‘Not My Responsibility’, ‘Lost Cause’ and ‘NDA’.

According to a press release, the upcoming album was written by Eilish alongside her brother and collaborator Finneas – who also produced the LP in Los Angeles. It adds that the project does not feature contributions from any outside songwriters or producers.

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Eilish has described ‘Happier Than Ever’ as “my favorite thing I’ve ever created”, adding that she is “excited and nervous and EAGER” for everyone to hear it.

She continued: “I can’t even tell you. i’ve never felt so much love for a project than i do for this one. hope you feel what i feel.”

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BTS, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and more confirmed to perform at Grammys 2021

BTS, Swift, Eilish, and Megan will be joined by the likes of Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, and Haim in performing at the 63rd Grammys. Mickey Guyton, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch and Harry Styles will also appear.

It's going to be dynamite!

Watch BTS (@BTS_twt) bring the fire and set the night alight at the #GRAMMYs. You don't want miss their performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS: https://t.co/FSYA126ROz #ARMY pic.twitter.com/YNzbFlVBzq

— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 7, 2021

The Recording Academy has also confirmed that the ceremony will also pay tribute to independent venues, which have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. People who work at those venues, including bartenders and box office managers, will present some of the categories on the night.

The nominations for the Grammys 2021 were announced last year. Dua Lipa has the most nominations with five nods, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year.

Big news for #Swifties!@taylorswift13 will be performing at the #GRAMMYs. Watch her performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS: https://t.co/FSYA126ROz pic.twitter.com/cbOzqtyw4H

— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 7, 2021

Swift is in the running for four awards, while Eilish and Beyoncé are both up for three categories.

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The Grammys 2021 was originally scheduled to be held at the end of January, but was postponed at the start of the year due to the surge in coronavirus cases in LA.

The ceremony is traditionally held at the Staples Center. Interim Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason Jr. said earlier this year the 2021 ceremony would instead be held “in and around Downtown Los Angeles”.

Meanwhile, BTS have also been added to the lineup for Music On A Mission, a virtual concert and fundraiser by the Grammys’ MusiCares Foundation. The event will take place this Friday (March 12) and will also feature performances from Haim, H.E.R., Jhene Aiko and John Legend.

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Billie Eilish shares live version of ‘ilomilo’ from ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ documentary

Listen to ‘ilomilo (live in Houston)’ below:

The star has also announced a special premiere event st to take place ahead of the film’s debut. Fans will be able to tune in for free on the Apple TV and Apple Music apps, or Eilish’s YouTube channel to watch her give an exclusive, stripped-down performance.

The event will also feature “special video packages from the film”, an interview with director R.J. Cutler, and “an intimate conversation” with Eilish. It will be hosted by Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and will begin at 9pm ET on February 25 (2:00am GMT, February 26).

Immediately after the event, The World’s A Little Blurry will be released for Apple TV+ subscribers.

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Eilish spoke about her reaction to watching the documentary for the first time earlier this month. “We were in my living room,” she said. “I was like, ‘Nope, nobody’s allowed to see it – not my family – nobody’s allowed to see it until I’ve seen it, cos I knew there was some stuff in there that I was gonna be mortified by.”

“Shit happened. I had a stomachache the entire day, but I cried out of joy for a lot of it. I never would have thought that anyone would be able to capture exactly what was going on in such a beautiful, intimate way.”

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Billie Eilish says she “cried out of joy” when watching her documentary for the first time

“Shit happened. I had a stomachache the entire day, but I cried out of joy for a lot of it. I never would have thought that anyone would be able to capture exactly what was going on in such a beautiful, intimate way.”

Watch Billie describe her experience watching “Billie Eilish: #TheWorldsALittleBlurry” for the first time.

Coming 2/26 to Apple TV+ @appletvhttps://t.co/hMcO3wtNaG pic.twitter.com/zs2VMTuJTF

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) February 14, 2021

The World’s A Little Blurry was directed by R.J. Cutler and will premiere on Apple TV+ on February 26.

Last month, the pop star spoke about making the film, saying: “It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she said in a new interview. I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it. The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions…”

She went on to compare it to one of her favourite TV shows. “It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?” she said.

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Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this month (February 5) that Eilish was in talks to serve as an executive producer on an upcoming biopic about Peggy Lee.

Fever will be helmed by Carol director Todd Haynes and will star Michelle Williams as Lee.

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Billie Eilish touches on connection with fans in second ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ trailer

Another clip finds her addressing a concert audience, telling them: “You guys need to be OK because y’all are the reason I’m OK.”

Watch the new trailer for The World’s A Little Blurry below now.

Last week (January 26), Eilish spoke about making the documentary, which was directed by R.J. Cutler.

“It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she said in a new interview. I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it. The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions…”

She went on to compare it to one of her favourite TV shows. “It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?” she said.

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“I used to watch that episode and be like, That would be amazing if somebody did that and you could rewatch those parts of your life from a different perspective. And I did it!”

Meanwhile, the pop star is working on the follow-up to her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and has teased the new record’s length. During a recent Q&A session on her Instagram Story, a fan asked how many tracks approximately will feature on the next record, to which she replied with a blank image with the numbers 1-16.

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Billie Eilish says new album “feels exactly how I want it to”

“There isn’t one song, or one part of one song, that I wish was this or that I wish it was that,” she said.

Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images

Elsewhere in the interview Eilish spoke about The World’s A Little Blurry, which was filmed between 2018 and early 2020, and how it will reveal previously unknown, intimate details about her life – including relationships.

“That was a huge part of my life,” Eilish said of a particular relationship detailed in the documentary, “and nobody knew it. It was this main thing that was taking control of my life”.

She also revealed that she found watching an initial cut of the film difficult. “It’s really about my life, me, in such a way that I was not expecting, and was pretty brutal to relive,” she explained. But that experience has been ultimately rewarding — and it gave her something equally unexpected.

“I was going through hell in certain parts of my life, and I had no idea anyone was seeing it,” she said. “The fact that they have footage of it and you can see my emotions.

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“It’s like, I can’t help but think about the last episode of The Office when Erin was like, ‘How did you do it? How did you really get how we felt and what we were doing? How did you do it?’ I used to watch that episode and be like, ‘That would be amazing if somebody did that and you could rewatch those parts of your life from a different perspective.’ And I did it!”

In other news, Eilish recently released her long-awaited collaboration with Rosalíalisten to ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ here.

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Billie Eilish and Rosalía’s collaborative track ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ is coming this week

“You guys have been waiting for this,” the star wrote, confirming that the track will feature on an upcoming episode of HBO’s Euphoria. Check out the post below.

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Both Eilish and Rosalía also previewed their respective parts from the ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ video, which sees the pair standing in a blue-lit studio space.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac in 2019, Eilish said that she reached “some notes I have never even thought about” while recording her vocals for the song.

“[Rosalía] knows what she wants, it’s very refreshing… I was like, ‘Wow, you’re the only person I’ve met who’s really like this’. ‘It was dope to work with her. [She’s] the nicest girl, oh my god.”

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Billie Eilish is currently working on the follow-up to her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, which came out in March 2019 . Last year, she shared the singles ‘My Future’ and ‘Therefore I Am’ as well as her James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’.

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Billie Eilish announces release of new photobook and audio companion

The audiobook, meanwhile, will be published at the same time as the photo book, but will be a standalone product that will see Eilish reflect on her life so far. In it, she will share stories that have never been told before about her personal life and meteoric career, as well as see memories about the star shared by her parents.

“This is an audiobook like no other – providing a truly intimate window into her journey, in Billie’s own words,” the pre-order page reads. Both books will be released on May 11 and can be pre-ordered here now.

“Billie Eilish” – The photo book by Billie
Get the book and the audiobook companion (narrated by Billie) on 5/11.
Pre-order now https://t.co/PAYxvTW64A pic.twitter.com/MM95UUVI8Y

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) January 12, 2021

In a press release, Eilish said: “I spent many hours over many months pouring through my family albums and archives, handpicking all of the photos in this book. I hope you love it as much as I do.”

Gretchen Young, the Vice President of publisher Grand Central Publishing, added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working on the first book by iconic singer and songwriter Billie Eilish.

“Her unique combination of sophisticated artistic vision and tenacious creative energy shines through on every page, and the vibrant visual nature of how she has chosen to share herself and her truth captures perfectly the unassailable authenticity for which she is so beloved by her ever-growing legions of fans.”

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The books aren’t the only project Eilish will share this year that will give fans a bigger glimpse into her life. Next month, the Apple TV+ documentary The World’s A Little Blurry will premiere, going behind-the-scenes from the early days of her career to her current superstar status.

Meanwhile, late last year, the musician said she was getting ready to start “a new era”. Posting on her Instagram Story, she told fans she would be changing her hair style after the release of the Apple TV+ documentary and that would signal “the end of an era”.

“I’m gonna give you a new era,” she continued. “I have announcements to make, I’ve got some shit to put out.”

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Billie Eilish says she’s getting ready to start “a new era”

“I am making you a fucking album,” she said with a laugh. “I will not put it out if you keep making fun of my hair.”

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Eilish continued by saying that she would be changing her hairstyle after the documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry comes out in February, saying that that will signal “the end of an era”.

“I’m gonna give you a new era,” she continued. “I have announcements to make, I’ve got some shit to put out.”

Eilish previously spoke about her upcoming new album in an interview with Apple Music last month. However, her brother and creative collaborator Finneas said back in September that the record wouldn’t be released while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing.

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Earlier this week, Eilish recalled the initial mixed reaction among James Bond fans to the announcement that she would be singing the theme song for No Time To Die, describing it as “a rough period”.

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Billie Eilish announces festive new radio show ‘The Holiday Edition’

The special “radio + playlist” broadcast will air on the station this Friday (December 11) at 12pm (PT)/ 8pm (GMT). You can see it’s official poster, which features a toddler Eilish, below.

Billie Eilish – “the holiday edition”
A radio show + playlist on @applemusic 1
Listen this Friday at 12pm PT https://t.co/cooQcdCFvP pic.twitter.com/B7cjHTdk6P

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) December 9, 2020

Further details on the forthcoming show have not yet been revealed.

Eilish is also set to perform on Cyndi Lauper‘s 10th annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert on Friday evening, joining the likes of Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers for the virtual event.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish recently revealed some of her top songs of the year, giving a special shout out to The Strokes and their latest album ‘The New Abnormal’.

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“There is something about The Strokes, I don’t know what it is, man,” Eilish said of the NYC band. “I love ‘At The Door’, I love the melodies, I love the lyrics, I love everything about it. The Strokes hit a nerve.”

The singer recently cancelled her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour, having previously postponed the dates due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “We’ve tried as many different scenarios as possible for the tour but none are possible,” she told fans.

 

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Grammys nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish lead the way

Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has been nominated for Album of the Year for the album she created in lockdown, ‘Folklore‘. Among three other nods are Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Cardigan‘, which is also up for Song of the Year.

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There are multiple nominations too for Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance) and Beyoncé’s ‘Black Parade‘ (Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance).

Post Malone and Justin Bieber have also seen their work recognised, including an Album of the Year nod for ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ (Post Malone) and Best Pop Solo Performance nod for ‘Yummy’ (Justin Bieber).

And in the Best New Artist category are: Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, Ingrid Andress, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada.

See the list of nominations below (complete list here):

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Record of the Year

‘Black Parade’ – Beyoncé
‘Colours’ – Black Puma
‘Rockstar’ – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
‘Say So’ – Doja Cat
‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish
‘Don’t Start now’ – Dua Lipa
‘Circles’ – Post Malone
‘Savage’ – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Album of the Year

‘CHILOMBO’ – Jhené Aiko
‘Black Pumas’ (deluxe edition) – Black Pumas
‘Everyday Life’ – Coldplay
‘Djesse Vol.3’ – Jacob Collier
‘Women In Music Part III’ – Haim
‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa
‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ – Post Malone
‘Folklore’ – Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Song of the Year

‘Black Parade’ – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

‘The Box’ –  Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

‘Cardigan’ – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

‘Circles’ –  Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

‘Dont Start Now’ – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

‘I Can’t Breathe’ – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

‘If The World Was Ending’ – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best Pop Solo Performance

‘Yummy’ – Justin Bieber
‘Say So’ – Doja Cat
‘Everything I Wanted’ – Billie Eilish
‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa
‘Watermelon Sugar’ – Harry Styles
‘Cardigan’ – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album

‘Changes’ – Justin Bieber
‘Chromatica’ – Lady Gaga
‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa
Fine Line’ – Harry Styles
‘Folklore’ – Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording

‘On My Mind’ – Diplo & SIDEPIECE
‘My High’ – Disclosure feat. Aminé, and Slowthai
‘The Difference’ – Flume feat. Toro y Moi
‘Both Of Us’ – Jayda G
‘10%’ – Kaytranada feat. Kali Uchis

Best Rock Album

‘A Hero’s Death’ – Fontaines D.C.
‘KIWANUKA’ – Michael Kiwanuka
‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter
‘Sound & Fury’ – Sturgill Simpson
‘The New Abnormal’ – The Strokes

Best Rock Performance

‘Shameika’ – Fiona Apple
‘Not’ – Big Thief
‘Kyoto’ – Phoebe Bridgers
‘The Steps’ – HAIM
‘Stay High’ – Brittany Howard
‘Daylight’ – Grace Potter

Best R&B Performance

‘Lightning & Thunder’ – Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
‘Black Parade’ – Beyoncé
‘All I Need’ – Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
‘Goat Head’ – Brittany Howard
‘See Me’ – Emily King

Best R&B Album

‘Happy 2 Be Here’ – Ant Clemons
‘Take Time’ – Giveon
‘To Feel Love/D’ – Luke James
‘Bigger Love’ – John Legend
‘All Rise’ – Gregory Porter

Best Rap Album

‘Black Habits’ – D Smoke
‘Alfredo’ – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
‘A Written Testimony’ – Jay Electronica
‘King’s Disease’ – Nas
‘The Allegory Royce’ — Da 5’9″

Best Country Album

‘Lady Like’ – Ingrid Andress
‘Your Life Is a Record’ – Brandy Clark
‘Wildcard’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Nightfall’ – Little Big Town
‘Never Will’ – Ashley McBryde

Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Ona’ – Thana Alexa
‘Secrets Are the Best Stories’ – Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez
‘Modern Ancestors’ – Carmen Lundy
‘Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper – Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
‘What’s the Hurry’ – Kenny Washington

Best Folk Album

‘Bonny Light Horseman’ – Bonny Light Horseman
Thanks for the Dance’ – Leonard Cohen
‘Song for Our Daughter’ – Laura Marling
‘Saturn Return’ – The Secret Sisters
‘All the Good Times’ – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
‘YHLQMDLG’ – Bad Bunny
‘Por Primera Vez’ – Camilo
‘Mesa Para Dos’ – Kany García
‘Pausa’ – Ricky Martin
‘3:33’ – Debi Nova

Best Metal Performance

‘Bum-Rush’ – Body Count
‘Underneath’ – Code Orange
‘The In-Between’ – In This Moment
‘Bloodmoney’ – Poppy
‘Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live’ – Power Trip

Best Music Film

Beastie Boys Story – Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers

Black Is King — Beyoncé

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme — Andrew Fried, Video Director; Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart, video producers

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt — Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers

That Little Ol’ Band From Texas — ZZ Top — Sam Dunn, video director; Scot McFadyen, video producer

This is a developing story – check back for further updates

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Dame Shirley Bassey says Billie Eilish did a “good job” on Bond theme

Referring to Eilish’s track, she said: “She did a good job.”

Reviewing Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’ upon its release back in February, NME wrote: “Taking the understated road means that ‘No Time To Die’ is unlikely to be remembered as a top tier Bond theme in years to come; you also can’t help but wonder how an alternate version – channelling all of the artist’s unmistakable Eilish-isms – may have sounded.

“But regarded at face value, this is a solid effort that taps into Daniel Craig’s stealthy, solitary Bond with precision.”

The film No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s last in the iconic role, has been subject to multiple delays due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

After being delayed from its original April 2, 2020 release date, fans were expecting to be able to see the next instalment in the spy franchise in the UK on November 12 and in the US on November 20.

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However, as coronavirus cases in the UK rise and cinemas in key markets in the US remain closed, the studio announced back in October that No Time To Die will be delayed once more, now arriving on April 2, 2021, exactly a year since its original release date.

“We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year,” a statement from producers said.

While we wait for No Time To Die, the delays are reportedly costing studio MGM around $1 million (£750,000) per month in interest.

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Billie Eilish is releasing a new single called ‘Therefore I Am’ this week

The singer’s brother and collaborator Finneas added: “You are not ready.”

You are not ready https://t.co/p0rjBYlT7H

— FINNEAS (@finneas) November 9, 2020

‘Therefore I Am’ will be Billie Eilish’s first new music since the release of ‘My Future’, which came out at the end of July.

Reviewing ‘My Future’, NME wrote: “It’s not quite clear if this is the first piece of a second album but, if it is, it suggests a brighter set of songs could lie ahead. With an artist as unpredictable and inventive as Eilish, though, it seems like a fool’s errand to try and forecast what she’ll do next – who had money on jazzy ballad dedicated to herself?

“Regardless of what the future holds, this is a perfect piece of much-needed positive pop to put at the centre of your self-care routine ASAP.”

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Since the release of her 2019 debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, Eilish has shared ‘My Future’, another new song called ‘Everything I Wanted’ and her and Finneas’ James Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die’.

This week, Finneas took aim at US President Donald Trump on new song ‘Where The Poison Is’, singing: “There’s a snake that thinks it’s the President.”

Billie, meanwhile, reflected on Joe Biden’s election victory against Trump in a video messaging, telling fans: “Thank you for caring about the climate, about women’s rights, about social justice, about fucking surviving right now.”

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Billie Eilish toasts Joe Biden election victory: “This is unbelievable. I am so happy”

“This is unbelievable, I am so happy. I am through the roof. I wanted to say thank you to everybody that changed their mind, or got out there and fucking voted, even if you voted for the first time, whatever. Don’t let anybody tell you your voice does not matter.”

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She added: “It was so close, and it’s because of you guys fucking pushing through that we won this shit! Thank you for caring about the climate, about women’s rights, about social justice, about fucking surviving right now.

“I cannot say thank you enough. I am so happy right now. I love you guys. Be safe.”

An outspoken critic of Donald Trump, Billie Eilish has been repeatedly encouraging fans to vote in the days and weeks leading up to the election. Last week, she led a call for young voters in Texas to use their vote in the election on Tuesday (November 3).

Last month, a leaked document revealed that Eilish was among a number of celebrities and musicians blocked by the Trump administration from an advertising campaign aiming to raise spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Others in the entertainment world have also been reacting to Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Presidential election since it was called this afternoon.

“You just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen,” Lady Gaga wrote in a tweet directed to Biden, his running mate Kamala Harris and “the American people”. Others congratulating Biden on his victory include Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas and more.

Director Spike Lee, meanwhile, has taken to the streets of Brooklyn to start a dance party while drinking champagne.

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Billie Eilish and Harry Styles star in Gus Van Sant’s new Gucci film

Other guests will include Jeremy O. Harris, Arlo Parks and Florence Welch.

The film series is set to debut at GucciFest, the fashion house’s first-ever digital fashion and film festival, later this month.

Harry Styles is also set to star in Olivia Wilde’s new film, psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, which recently started shooting. He will be acting opposite Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Dita Von Teese and more. As well as sharing his new video for the single ‘Golden‘, the singer has also helped to fund a new £350million arena in Manchester.

Billie Eilish wrote the theme song for the forthcoming James Bond film No Time To Die earlier this year. Composer Hans Zimmer recently explained that there was a “box of songs” in the running before the team picked Billie’s.

He said ‘No Time To Die’ was “this small, leanly produced, very personal song to Billie”. He added: “I just went, ‘That’s it,’. And everybody said, ‘Well, but it’s not quite right. It’s not good.’ [I said] ‘No, no, no, here’s the mistake you’re making – she and Finneas haven’t seen the movie yet. They don’t know what they’re writing about. Get them on a plane, get them over here.’”

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GucciFest kicks off on November 16.

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Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and more cosign new Planned Parenthood voting campaign

“The damage already inflicted on our country will last for generations. We can’t afford any further assaults on our reproductive freedom — our right to control our bodies. We need your voice.”

Now, musicians have stepped in to cosign Planned Parenthood’s ‘We Need Every Vote’ campaign. Yesterday (October 28), the non-profit published a full-page advert in six swing-state newspapers – including Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Austin American Statesman – that was signed by hundreds artists including Eilish, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.

Credit: Planned Parenthood

Beastie Boys, Haim, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., The Breeders, The Chicks, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Bright Eyes, Margo Price, Weezer, and many others also signed.

Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement:
“Everything is on the line with this election. Voters across the country understand that we need leaders who will fight to protect our rights and access to health care in every branch of government – that’s why tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots by mail or in-person in states with early voting.

“As we face a Supreme Court that now poses an even greater threat to people’s health care access and reproductive rights, we know there is power in exercising our right to vote.

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“We are proud to partner with musicians for ‘We Need Every Voice’ to mobilise more people to use their voices and their votes to help elect leaders that will protect our futures, our health, our rights and our freedoms.”

Last week, Bright Eyes and Phoebe Bridgers released ‘Miracle Of Life’, a protest song about abortion rights in America. “This song should not exist in 2020 America,” Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst said of the song, which also features the band’s previous collaborators including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.

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Trump admin says Billie Eilish is “destroying our country and everything we care about”

Trump and a series of political appointees are then said to have omitted anyone who was critical of the President – with Eilish singled out for criticism.

According to a document obtained by the Post, Eilish was blocked because she’s “not a Trump supporter”. She was also accused of “destroying our country and everything we care about”.

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The Trump administration is also said to have blocked the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Justin Timberlake – reasoning that they are liberals who have supported Barack Obama and gay rights.

In the end, only 10 celebrities were approved for the program, including Latin singer Marc Anthony, country stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks, and Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias.

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The Trump administration is yet to comment on the claims, but Stereogum reports that Caputo is currently on a 60-day leave of absence after controversial comments made during a Facebook live stream.

It comes days before the US election (November 3), with Eilish previously voicing her support for Joe Biden.

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