Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles, Eilish began singing at a young age. She gained media attention in 2016, when she uploaded the song "Ocean Eyes" on SoundCloud, subsequently released by Darkroom and Interscope Records. Ocean Eyes was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Eilish's debut EP, Don't Smile at Me , reached the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? , debuted atop the Billboard 200 and became the best-performing album of 2019 in the U.S., also reaching number one in the UK. The album contains six Billboard Hot 100 top 40 singles: "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend", "Wish You Were Gay", "Xanny", "Everything I Wanted", and "Bad Guy", the last of which became her first number-one single in the US. Eilish has eight gold and four platinum singles in the US. Her accolades include two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, and three MTV Video Music Awards. She has received six Grammy Award nominations, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, becoming the youngest artist ever to be nominated in the four main categories in the same year. Early life O'Connell was born on December 18, 2001, in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Los Angeles' Highland Park. Her parents are actress and screenwriter Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O'Connell, both of whom are also musicians. O'Connell is of Irish and Scottish descent. She was homeschooled and joined the Los Angeles Children's Chorus at age eight.