Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born December 18, 2001. This sudden superstar, an American singer and songwriter was born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles, she began singing at a young age. She gained a following in 2016, when she released her single “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud, subsequently released on the record labels Darkroom and Interscope Records. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Eilish is most known for her 2019 single “Bad Guy”, which topped the Hot 100. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. She is the youngest artist ever to have been nominated for the Big Four Grammy Awards. Her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me (2017), reached the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Eilish collaborated with American singer Khalid for the single “Lovely”, released in April 2018, and added to the soundtrack for the second season of 13 Reasons Why. Her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019) became the best-performing album of 2019 in the U.S. as well as reaching number one in the UK, Canada and Australia. The album contained four Hot 100 top 40 singles: “When the Party’s Over”, “Bury a Friend”, “Wish You Were Gay”, and “Bad Guy”, the last of which became her first number-one single in the US. She is the first and, to date, only artist born in the 2000s to record a number-one single in the US. Eilish has eight gold and four platinum singles in the US. We wish her continued success & we invite you to post nominations for her and all of your favorite artists on the New Music Weekly website for our 2020 New Music Awards. This is our Best of 2019 and with this issue we get to pay tribute to the very best in music over the past twelve months. Many of the top artists are still doing well on our charts from Mainstream to Country and all are in consideration for this year’s NMAs.
Ingrid Andress has turned out to be quite the pleasant surprise to close out the year. Many of our music and program directors are singing the praises of her current “More Hearts Than Mine” (Atlantic). It’s an excellent track that could really give this artist a start for some great things to come. Runaway June […]
Lukas Graham is back at the AC40 with yet another musical gem. His latest in “Lie” (Warner Music) keeps his stock rising ever so strong. Watch for some solid weeks ahead for this gem. Public is also taking the format by storm. Many of our music and program directors are singing the praises of “Make […]
Blackbear has got it all moving in the right direction at Top40 and many out there in the programming world are singing the praises of the red-hot “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope). We’ll see how this plays out getting through the holiday season. Was the timing right here? The Weeknd thinks his timing is spot on […]
It’s no secret that artists like CURTIS use their music to reflect and share their life experiences with creative expression. This Friday, January 24th, the world will yet again receive another dose of reality from the St. Louis based singer when he releases his latest single, “Sunset In July.” Like his previous work of late, […]
A deep, progressive take on the piano-driven original, the Dom Dolla remix of “One Night” by MK & Sonny Fodera featuring the sultry vocals of singer Raphaella—out today, January 17 on AREA10/Ultra Music–takes the listener on a captivating six-minute-journey into dance music’s most emotive corners. It is the first of many remixes to come. Listen […]