Billie Eilish has had a pretty great year. Duh.
It was a record-setting 2019 for the singer, who became the youngest ever to be nominated in all of the top four GRAMMY categories, thanks to her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Her debut helped her become the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one album, and made her only one of three women to top the Alternative chart twice.
Along the way she became a fashion icon, an inspiration, and one of the most important figures in all of music, all before she turned 18. So yeah, you could say it’s been pretty great.
In honor of Billie Eilish turning 18 on December 18, we’re looking back at our favorite Instagram moments from the “bad guy” star this year. Go back to the beginning with Billie, and help us wish her a happy birthday.
A Big Debut
Anticipation was unreal for Eilish to release her debut album, working fans into a fervor for months with singles before finally getting to unwrap the whole thing. Somehow, she delivered and exceeded all expectations.
Batting away internet creeps and instant opinions, Eilish created her own lane for fashion this year with a distinct style that's unmatched.
The rooms got bigger as the year went on, playing sold out shows around the world in venues that could barely handle her level of popularity. Next year, it's on to arenas, which are also already sold out.
Driving To 2020
Eilish has admitted that the thing she's most excited for when turning 18 is being able to drive without restrictions. Look out America, you've been warned.
A longtime fan of Justin Bieber, the two finally met at Coachella and the "Love Yourself" singer jumped on the "bad guy" remix a few months later. This throwback cover might be our favorite part of it all.
I'm With You
The success of this year has allowed Billie to cross paths with a lot of legends that admire her music. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters both gushed about the singer, and this meeting with Avril Lavigne was huge.
when the party's over
It's our New Year's resolution to be a fraction of this cool in 2020.
Eilish has flexed her way through luxury brands making them fit her own mold and creating something entirely unique.
Live From New York
Even with a bad foot, Billie delivered on Saturday Night Live, walking on the walls of a spinning room and then tugging on every heart string for a performance of "i love you."
Billie brought flames to the AMAs stage and walked away with two awards.
A Look Back
In a sweet montage, you can see the earliest musical ambitions of Billie Eilish with help from her brother FINNEAS. From the living room to the sold out arena. Happy birthday Billie!