first met Billie Eilish in October 2017 at Baby’s All Right, an intimate Brooklyn haunt where touring bands book underplays and indie blogs throw holiday parties. Draped in a camo puffer jacket and a tangle of neck chains, the then-15-year-old singer entranced a few hundred attendees with her breakthrough song “Ocean Eyes,” covered Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” and at one point, playfully chastised the young crowd for their phone use.

Two years later, Eilish has our undivided attention. In 2020, she will return to New York for sellout shows at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center on a three-continent arena tour whose North American leg sold out in minutes. She is the first artist born in this millennium to score a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the first to land a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. And she earned six Grammy nominations last month, becoming the youngest artist in history to earn nods in all four of the top categories. It’s been an undeniably meteoric rise, but Eilish sees it differently from the driver’s seat. Read more by clicking here: Spin Magazine