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“I lived my life as if I were in my 70s”: Billie Eilish talks about how hard it is being a woman

The American pop-star gained popularity at a very young age. She rose to fame with her song "Ocean Eyes" in 2015, which became an instant hit

“I lived my life as if I were in my 70s”: Billie Eilish talks about how hard it is being a woman

Billie Eilish

Last Updated: 01.13 AM, Nov 14, 2023


Billie Eilish, who doesn't know the name! The singer, songwriter gained much attention overnight after releasing the song "Ocean Eyes" in 2015, when she was just 14 years old. Later Billie burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut extended play, Don't Smile At Me. The EP was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top 15 of record charts in numerous countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Billie's last album

Billie last released her studio album Happier Than Ever in 2021. Back then, she said that the pandemic was the biggest inspiration for making this album. Happier Than Ever has 7 songs including – "My Future", "Therefore I Am", "Your Power", "Lost Cause", "NDA", "Happier Than Ever", and "Male Fantasy".

Billie talks about her struggles of being a woman

 Recently Billie gave an interesting interview for Variety's Power of The Women cover story. She talked about various aspects in her life after being popular. “Being a woman is just such a war, forever", she shared, “Especially being a young woman in the public eye. It’s really unfair.”

Billie's achievements

For the unversed, Billie Eilish has won 7 Grammys, 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award. Not only that, Eilish has also achieved an Oscar for Best Original Song category in 2022. Even though she has earned such big achievements at a very young age, she seems quite down-to-earth in many interviews.

“It turns out that I’m young, and I have a whole life of shit I can do. Maybe because my life became so adult very young, I forgot that I was still that young. I settled in a lot of ways: I lived my life as if I were in my 70s. I realised recently that I don’t need to do that”, Billie further added.

Billie is proud of her works

Despite facing several challenges in life, Billie never blamed her popularity. Rather whenever she recalls her past, she feels proud of her early success. Back in 2019, when her song "Bad Guy" grabbed the no.1 position, she thought she achieved all the happiness. “That was all external validation though.” While expressing her thoughts about life, Billie shared, “I think at some point this last year, I realised that. I was like, ‘I gotta find stuff within myself and my personal life that has nothing to do with the outside world or the internet or my status that’s going to bring me that much joy'.”

Billie talks about her facing body shaming

Billie also talked about people's judgement about her body shape. She feels terrible when she gets sexualised for her huge size. While recalling people's judgement when she wore a tank top at the age of 16, and said, “You wear something that’s at all revealing, and everyone’s like, ‘Oh, but you didn’t want people to sexualize you?’.” She replied to the trolls saying, “You can s*ck my ass! I’m literally a being that is sexual sometimes. F*ck you!”

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