Billie Eilish announces ‘Eilish’ perfume: “One of the most exciting things I’ve ever done”

“Fragrance has always been such an enormous part of my life and existence since i can remember, and it was a dream to create this scent and bring my ideas to life. this has been one of the most exciting things i’ve ever done. i can’t wait for it to be yours so soon!!!!!”

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The artist said that the fragrance will be available to purchase soon.

Meanwhile, Eilish is one of many stars of Dear Earth, a YouTube Original special set to air this Saturday (October 23) that seeks to encourage viewers to take better action against climate change.

The film is set to “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians,” according to YouTube’s global head of original content Susanne Daniels.

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Other acts involved in the project include BLACKPINK, Jaden SmithAnitta and Tinashe.

Earlier this month Eilish also added three more dates to the forthcoming Australian and New Zealand leg of her 2022 ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour.

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Billie Eilish launches her own vegan Air Jordan sneakers

The trainers will available from September 27 via Eilish’s official store, and on Nike SNKRS on September 30.

Speaking to Nike (via Page Six), the singer explained that the Air Jordan 15 was her “favourite” style – recalling “begging” for a black-and-red pair. “When I got them … I looked at them as if they were $1 million sitting right in front of me,” she said.

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Eilish hailed Nike’s Air Jordan KO 1s as “the best shape with everything – with pants, with shorts, with dresses, with skirts … I love the way they make your legs look.”

As for her choice of lime green, she said: “This colour is such a classic, stupid, little ‘old me’ thing, I guess. I really wanted to kind of have almost like an ode to myself … this was me, for a while.”

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Billie Eilish debuted three ‘Happier Than Ever’ songs during her headline set at Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas last night (September 20). She performed ‘I Didn’t Change My Number’, ‘NDA’ and ‘Therefore I Am’ for the first time – you can check out NME‘s photo review of the event here.

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Billie Eilish leads artists calling for Congress to act on climate change

Later this month, Congress will vote on the bill which will outline how to get the country to 80 per cent pollution-free electricity by 2030, provide tax incentives for solar, wind, energy-efficiency, electric cars, charging stations and cut subsidies for fossil fuels.

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If the Build Back Better bill passes, President Biden can enter global climate negotiations on November 1 with America setting out to cut climate pollution 100 per cent by 2050 while also encouraging other major nations to act accordingly.

Other artists and actors participating in the #CodeRedClimate campaign include Public Enemy‘s Chuck D, Dave Matthews Band, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and Mark Ruffalo.

Meanwhile, Eilish was included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world earlier this week alongside Lil Nas X and Dolly Parton.

Eilish’s entry was written by 2020 inductee Megan Thee Stallion, who wrote: “Billie Eilish is a unique soul, with a voice, style and attitude all unapologetically her own.

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“She is a rare spirit who speaks from her heart with no pretenses… a woman who stands up for herself and advocates for women everywhere.”

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Billie Eilish and Stormzy define what success means to them now in new interview

“A lot of people think success is something you have to sacrifice time for, that success is being busy and having no time to see any one or do anything, but I want to spend time with my nephews, with my mum. I want to have a week to relax.”

Stormzy headlines on the Main Stage during Day 1 of the Reading Festival 2021 at Richfield Avenue on August 27, 2021 in Reading, England. Credit: C Brandon/Redferns.

Elish agreed that “time is priceless”, adding that it’s “underrated and under appreciated”, but said that for her success means “joy”.

“I’ve learned recently that if you do these things because they’re a cool idea, they pay a lot of money, or they’re gonna get you this big campaign, but they make you miserable? That’s not success,” she said.

“It’s different if you really care about something and the process is miserable but it makes you happy after the fact. Then that’s valid, and worth it. But why make yourself miserable? Success is internal. It has nothing to do with anyone but yourself. Joy and love for yourself.”

Billie Eilish performing ‘Happier Than Ever’ on ‘Fallon’. CREDIT: YouTube/NBC

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When quizzed by Stormzy on what she considers to be failure, she answered: “I’ve felt like a failure a lot in my life. And it’s really easy to feel like a failure when so many people are looking at you and telling you you are one. It can be hard not to believe them. I grew up with the internet. I use social media for the same reasons everyone else does, and you come across these videos saying you’re ugly and you suck and you’re terrible and that makes me feel like a failure.

“There are other things too, more concrete things, like when I disappoint myself, when I don’t feel how I said I was going to feel, or do the things I said to myself I was going to do… but failure is an interesting thing because, like success, it’s really only in your head. You can literally physically fail at something but it can still be a success, and vice versa. Success and failure are all only about your perspective,” Eilish said.

In other news, Eilish has spoken out about Texas’ restrictive new abortion laws, saying “I really wish men cared more”. Stormzy, meanwhile, has said that one of his “proudest moments” ever was when Madame Tussauds London unveiled their authorised wax figure of him in August.

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Watch the trailer for new Billie Eilish concert film ‘Happier Than Ever’

“It’s a concert film, but it’s also a story at the same time, this kind of beautiful version of old Hollywood,” the singer explains in a voiceover. “And The Hollywood Bowl? It’s very timeless.”

The film also features animated elements, including cartoon-like shots of Eilish interspersed with real footage. It’s due to arrive on September 3 worldwide.

Watch the trailer below.

Eilish recently announced her support acts for the UK and Ireland dates of her forthcoming tour.

Jessie ReyezJungleArlo Parks and Girl In Red will join the star for the gigs, which begin in June 2022.

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Eilish is also strongly rumoured to be headlining next year’s Glastonbury Festival. It’s been noticed that the June shows lead right up to Glastonbury weekend.

She’s now listed as ‘To Be Confirmed’ on the eFestivals forum and rumours list.

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Watch Måneskin cover Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’

The news follows the band releasing a new version of their hit song ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’, with Iggy Pop now featuring on the single.

The original version of the song appeared on the Italian group’s second album ‘Teatro d’ira: Vol. I’, and landed in the Top 10 of the official UK singles chart.

Måneskin took to social media earlier this month to announce Iggy’s enlistment for a collaborative rework of the single.

They said in a statement: “It was such an honour that Iggy loved our music and wanted to work with us. It was touching seeing him sing ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ live in front of us, it was very powerful to see such a big artist being so open and friendly.”

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Meanwhile, Iggy is set to lend his voice to a documentary focused on the discovery and exhibition of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Titled Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, the film is expected to arrive at some point in 2022.

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Billie Eilish adds sixth and final UK tour date due to overwhelming demand

Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Wednesday (August 11) at 9:00am. To qualify, fans need to purchase a copy of Eilish’s new album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, from her webstore before 5:00pm BST tomorrow (August 10).

General tickets for the sixth and final extra date go on sale on Friday (August 13) at 9:00am BST.

UK: Due to overwhelming demand, Billie has added a sixth and final show in London at the O2 Arena on Jun 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 13 at 9am BST. https://t.co/xdAwqecmmn pic.twitter.com/nVQU3vlLih

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) August 9, 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.

On Friday (August 6), Eilish scored her second UK Number One album with ‘Happier Than Ever’.

The US pop star has gone straight in at the top of the charts with her new record, which was released on July 30 and was previously reported to be outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined in the midweek update.

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In a five-star review, NME‘s El Hunt said of the album: “Though it’s unlikely that her place among their ranks was ever in doubt anyway, ‘Happier Than Ever’ fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”

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Billie Eilish scores second UK Number One album with ‘Happier Than Ever’

‘Happier Than Ever’ is also the third-fastest selling vinyl album by a female artist this millennium, selling 9,500 copies. She follows Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (16,700 copies) and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Disco’ (13,500 copies).

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Reacting to her latest chart position, Eilish told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so, so much to my fans in the UK. It means so much to me that you guys love this album like I do. I miss you guys so much and can’t wait to come back to the UK soon!!”

The star’s debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, has also re-entered the Official UK Albums Top 40, moving up 11 places to Number 36.

The rest of this week’s Top Five sees last week’s Number One, Dave’s ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, drop to Number Two, while Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ holds steady at Number Three. Anne-Marie’s ‘Therapy’ falls to Number Four, while Prince’s previously unreleased album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is a new entry at Number Five.

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In a five-star review of Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, NME said: “[This album] fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”

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Billie Eilish says it’s “such a loss to always try to look good”

“I’ve noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you’re always standing a certain way, walking in a certain way, and always have your hair just so… It’s such a loss to always try to always look good. It’s such a loss of joy and freedom in your body.”

Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Kelia Anne MacCluskey / Press

Talking about her second album ‘Happier Than Ever’, which was released yesterday (July 30), Eilish revealed the song ‘OverHeated’ is about “people who promote unattainable body standards”. “It’s completely fine to get work done – do this, do that, do what makes you feel happy,” she said. “It’s just when you deny it and say, ‘Oh, I got this all on my own, and if you just tried harder, you could get it.’ That makes me literally furious. It is so bad for young women – and boys, too – to see that.”

She added that, even though she is aware that photos online are often edited or airbrushed, she also is made insecure by the images she sees. “I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake,” she explained. “Yet I still see it and go, ‘oh God, that makes me feel really bad’. And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life… I’m obviously not happy with my body, but who is?”

Eilish released ‘Happier Than Ever’ yesterday, achieving a five-star album review from NME. In the review, NME’s El Hunt said: “Though it’s unlikely that her place among their ranks was ever in doubt anyway, ‘Happier Than Ever’ fully establishes Billie Eilish as one of her generation’s most significant pop artists – and, better still, does so without repeating a single trick from the debut that turned her life upside down.”

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Billie Eilish announces ‘Happier: The Destination’ Spotify experience

Equipped with a wide range of exclusive content custom-created by Eilish herself, the new experience includes a series of the pop star’s curated playlists, a surprise easter egg, and more.

The Spotify hub contains three new enhanced album experiences, incorporating three different modes: ‘Fan Mode’, ‘Billie Mode’, and ‘Lyric Mode’, all made up of custom content that takes advantage of the streamer’s Canvas and Storylines, Playlist Clips.

Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Kelia Anne MacCluskey / Press

The breakdown of the different modes are as follows:

LYRIC MODE: This sees Billie talking about each lyric in exclusive audioliners overlaid with motion graphics, bringing the words behind her songs to life – playlist here.

BILLIE MODE: This features dynamic visuals exploring themes of self discovery – featuring various versions of Eilish embodying different positions and movements that reflect her journey. Eilish will address the camera directly as she shares her story – playlist here.

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FAN MODE: This includes exclusive interview content with Eilish featuring a soundscape of audio sent to the singer from fans throughout – playlist here.

Meanwhile, Eilish has announced details of her new BBC special, Billie Eilish: Up Close.

The programme will be broadcast in support of ‘Happier Than Ever’ and will air tomorrow (July 31) on BBC One at 10:30pm.

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Billie Eilish reveals conflict when writing song, ‘Getting Older’

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Billie Eilish says she no longer reads comments on social media

“I want to hear what people have to say, and also, because I’ve grown up on the internet, I mostly agree with a lot of what the internet says. Some of the things that they make fun of people for are funny because they’re kinda true, right? Which then worries me because I’m like, ‘Oh, God, are the mean things [about me] actually true? And what are they?’ I want to know them! But I don’t want to know them, because what is that going to do for me? Nothing.”

Billie Eilish performing ‘NDA’. Source: YouTube

Eilish went on to say most of the comments focussed around her body, illustrating her point by recalling the time she shared a picture of herself wearing a swimsuit after she turned 18. “And because you could see my shoulders, everyone was, like, ‘Oh, my God, she turned 18 and she’s a slut!’” Eilish said.

“…Every girl wants to feel desirable…But then there’s a whole world of men who argue that women say, ‘Oh, I don’t want men to sexualise me’ but then wear shirts that show their boobs and sing songs about having sex.’ I’m like, do you not get the idea that we want to wear what we feel good in but we don’t want you to jump in? It’s very dumb.”

Earlier this year, an intimate documentary about Eilish was released on Apple TV+. In its five-star review, NME called Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry a “searingly honest documentary offers a warts-and-all look at life as a young megastar.”

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Meanwhile, Eilish and Finneas recently shared a new acoustic live performance of Eilish’s recent single, ‘Your Power’.

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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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