Who would have thought that this woman named Billie Eilish could become a top-selling female performer? Did you know that she is the single most popular top selling female rapper on YouTube, and the seventh most popular female rapper overall? She recently released her second album, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as a successful clothing line called Billie’s Boutique. Her success is amazing, but many women don’t have her level of success or their record label’s distribution rights.
All of this begs the question, “How did Billie Eilish get where she is today?” And what does this have to do with her latest cover story in Allure Magazine?
First of all, I want to take a moment to talk about Billie Eilish’s commitment to herself and her craft. This is one of the things that really sets her apart from other female rappers. Unlike a lot of other artists who just put out an album, without really giving it much thought or putting any time or effort into developing the songwriting or recording process, Billie takes that same exact attitude towards making the album. She spends countless hours practicing, studying different beats, samples, and songs, and basically spends a great deal of time before even heading to the studio really trying to figure out what she wants to say and what to do about it.
Not only that, but she also spends literally hours at a time looking at lyric sheets, trying to figure out where she wants to take the music and if she can write better lyrics than other artists. In order to be able to write lyrics and rap well, she also needs to master the basics of the music industry and the art of recording. For example, she would often have to make an hour long call with an agent and a producer to discuss what song she would like to have recorded for her album. Because of these duties, she only has four hours to spend recording a song in which she is going to put out and market herself as an artist.
Not only does she put in a lot of hard work preparing herself for this, but she also spends the same amount of time putting out a single, as well. For this reason, her entire career is a seamless job, which, when you think about it, is kind of amazing. Since she’s not the kind of person who tries to force it, she doesn’t end up getting pigeonholed into one particular style of rap or music. She just is, and this allows her to stay ahead of the game and not be caught in the trap of “she was once” when she has literally accomplished so much.
Billie Eilish’s story of perseverance and dedication to herself is truly inspiring. What a remarkable woman.
Taylor Swift may not be that person, but this is definitely someone worth looking into. The real star of Allure Magazine is undoubtedly Billie Eilish. Consider this in 2020.