BILLIE EILISH RELEASES 'HOSTAGE' MUSIC VIDEO
A COLLABORATION WITH STROMAE & LUC JUNIOR TAM (AKA MOSAERT) AND HENRY SCHOLFIELD
- Genre : Electronic
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Today, Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has announced she will be making her daytime television debut, performing ‘you should see me in a crown’ live on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Wednesday, October 10.
The appearance comes just 10-days before her highly anticipated SOLD OUT1 BY 1 North American tour commences in Oakland, California. For a full list of tour dates, see below.
In other news, the 16-year-old has also released the official music video for her song ‘hostage,’ taken from her debut EP ‘dont smile at me.’ The stunning visual was a unique collaboration between BillieEilish, Stromae, Luc Junior Tam (aka Mosaert) and Henry Scholfield (Dua Lipa: New Rules, Stromae: Tous Les Memes), and is available for the first time today on YouTube. Talking about the collaboration, Eilish elaborates “It was a dream for me to get to work with everyone involved. I was a big fan of Stromae and I was blown away with the treatment and vision he, his brother, Luc Junior Tam (collectively known as Mosaert) and Henry had for this song, which perfectly matched the thoughts behind the lyrics.”
Watch ‘hostage’ BELOW.
On September 24, Billie EIlish joined the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti for a very important voter registration campaign; urging all LAUSD high school students to register and all 16-to-18-year-olds to pre-register to vote. Every student that hosts a voter registration event on or after October 19, also enters their school for the chance to win a very special Billie Eilish concert at his or her campus. The more events the student’s hosts, the greater the chance they have to win. For more information and a Voter Registration Took Kit, go to: https://www.lamayor.org/LAVotes
Billie’s debut EP ‘dont smile at me’ has now amassed more than 1.5 billion combined streams worldwide, with tracks from the EP continuing to reach GOLD and PLATINUM status across the globe. “ocean eyes" is now certified RIAA PLATINUM while “bellyache,” “idontwanttobeyouanymore” and her collaboration with Khalid titled “lovely” are all now officially certified RIAA GOLD in North America.
Across the seas in Australia, “ocean eyes” and “bellyache”are both certified PLATINUM, while “lovely” (with Khalid) is now TWICE PLATINUM and both “watch” and “idontwanttobeyouanymore” are now GOLD. In the U.K, Billie is the first international artist to be awarded a BRIT BREAKTHROUGH AWARD for her debut EP. She is also the youngest artist to ever get listed in the BBC Radio 1 sound polls. She has consistently sold out headlining tours across the globe and is currently making waves with her latest single “you should see me in a crown,” garnering more than a million combined streams in the first 24 hours upon release.
Billie Eilish is currently working on her debut album and will be hitting the road this month for her third sold-out headlining North American tour.
Be sure to catch Billie Eilish perform “you should see me in a crowd” this Wednesday, October 10 on The Ellen Degeneres Show.