To say that 2019 has been a big year for Billie Eilish is a massive understatement. At a mere 17 years of age, the California singer-songwriter has already topped the Billboard Hot 100 and received six (6!!) Grammy nominations.
But as if that wasn’t enough to make me cry over the fact that the only thing I achieved in my 17th year of life was a semi-alright ATAR, she’s now scored herself a $25 million documentary deal with Apple TV+, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Huge. I know.
The unapologetically unique 17-year-old has taken the entire industry by storm since she dropped When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? back in March. All it takes is a quick look at your friends’/colleagues’/mum’s Spotify Wrapped to see that the whole fucking world loves this talented teenager.
The doco has already been shot, and follows Eilish (real name Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell) and her journey in the wake of her wildly successful debut album.
Considering Eilish was named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year, it’s really no surprise that Apple TV+ would be keen to snap up a documentary deal.
According to anonymous sources, the documentary has a budget of $1-2 million as part of the $25 million deal. However, this number has been refuted by a source close to the situation, according to Variety.
So we don’t know exactly how much cash money Billie will be taking home from this project, but it’s sure as heck more than any of us made before our 18th birthday, or… ever.
The currently untitled documentary is being directed by R.J Cutler in partnership with her record label, Interscope Records. Cutler’s works include mega-famous documentaries like The September Issue and The World According to Dick Cheney, as well as fictional works like If I Stay and Nashville, so the man knows what he’s doing.
Throughout the documentary, viewers will be given a candid, personal look into everything from her biggest public performances to her private, personal life with family and friends.
Billie’s documentary will be available via Apple TV+, the platform behind some of your other fave music docos like Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour live concert and Songwriter, Ed Sheeran’s documentary.
I could write a whole story on all of the huge things she’s achieved in her young life, but frankly there is just too much to write. She gave us the most-streamed album on both Spotify and Apple Music, she played Coachella (aka the biggest music festival in the fucking WORLD) and she was recently announced as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of 2019. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to stream this bad boy and pretend she’s my friend.
The documentary is expected to premier on Apple TV+ in 2020, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we’ve got an official release date.