Eilish, who appeared on BBC's 'Sound of 2018' list of acts to watch out for this year, has seen her net worth rocket in the space of a year. The 16-year-old's debut single 'Ocean Eyes' placed her in the spotlight last year. Since then, her debut EP 'Don't Smile At Me' has amassed more than 750 million combined streams on Spotify alone.
The singer did her first interview with Vanity Fair in October of last year, when she was 15. In the powerful interview with Eilish, we hear vastly different answers to the same questions. For example, her Instagram followers have grown from 257,000 to 6.3 million; and she's gone from feeling no pressure at all, to feeling nearly too much for a 16-year-old to handle.
The interview gets deep very quickly, and Eilish emits a sense of poignancy. When asked how often she gets recognised nowadays, Eilish says "every time I go anywhere. Hands down. [...] It's really cool, but it's a lot."
Watching her past self, who used to get recognised once a week, the singer is "kinda jealous of Billie a year ago."
Watch the full interview below:
Billie Eilish's newest single 'When the Party's Over' was released in October.