Billie Eilish lands number one with Bond theme

Billie Eilish becomes second-ever singer to score UK number one with James Bond theme song

2/21/2020

Billie Eilish becomes second-ever singer to score UK number one with James Bond theme song

No Time to Die becomes only the second-ever official 007 song to top the UK singles charts.

These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty No Time To Die by Billie Eilish has become only the second-ever James Bond theme song to reach the top of the UK singles chart. Sam Smith had the only other 007 chart success, when Writing's On The Wall from Spectre went top in 2015. Eilish, who turned 18 in December, is the youngest artist ever to record a track for the Bond franchise. The star performed No Time to Die live for the first time this week, at the Brit Awards in London. She also picked up the prize for best international female at the ceremony. The Brits mark turning 40 by refusing to look back No Time To Die racked up 90,000 equivalent chart sales in its first week; including 10.6 million streams. That makes it the biggest track of the year so far and also the fastest-selling Bond song (Smith's shifted 70,000 in its first week). 'Insane writer's block' Speaking to BBC Breakfast this week , Eilish said that her and brother/musical partner Finneas O'Connell had suffered an"intense amount of writer's block" as soon as they were given the nod to produce the track. Having made an unsuccessful attempt at writing it in a traditional recording studio, they eventually came up with the goods while on the road. "We wrote and recorded the Bond song on a tour bus in Texas," explained O'Connell. A meeting with the Bond film boss Barbara Broccoli in Ireland, following one of their live shows, helped the writing process as she gave then"a little hint of the first scene". Broccoli followed that up by sending the pair the script for the opening sequence. "It was so cool to read that," said Eilish."It was really helpful, it really wrote the song for us, I think". Read more: BBC News (UK)

🧐😍 Nice to samil soo nice Where was Sheena Easton with For Your Eyes Only? That was good too. Industry plant wins big Perfect!! Wasn’t my cup of T, but good luck to her. YESSS BILLIE!! That song is BEYOND phenomenal and I’m so proud of Billie She sings like shit wtf A VIEW TO A KILL BEST BOND SONG EVER Not gonna lie, but I wish it was Melanie Martinez. I used to be a BIG fan on Billie Eilish, but Melanie stole the spotlight in my taste of music. (This is not any hate on the Humble Queen though).

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Elevator music is in style.. ok 🟢 With about 10k sales Spine-chilling song. Excellent live performance. Extra points for triggering Boomers. She’s not going anywhere fellas - that ship has sailed. Too much talent, too many good songs AND she Is a human magnet. People who don’t like her music get addicted to her interviews instead.

Another plant in the commercial music business, congratulations to the masters of puppets. I got to hand it to you. I’m old and find most of today’s music rubbish to be honest , but that’s MY opinion it doesn’t mean I’m right . My parents used to think that my music was rubbish when I was young . It’s a generation thing .😃

Y'all upset for no reason. She killed it Having a number 1 single used to mean something.

Everything we wanted: the race to find the next Billie EilishThe search for ‘the new Billie’ is undoubtedly under way. But how will record labels attempt to replicate her success? Freshness fact: The next Billie Eilish will not the next Billie Eilish! And the new James Bond song was the most boring song of the Brits2020 Harry Styles song was a very close 2nd Stop calling artists “the next *other artist*,” they’re people. They’re their own beings.

Brilliant song by a brilliant artist, cant wait for album number 3 👍😎 freetree64 my runner up for the James Bond jawn......they said i get to do Guardians of the Galaxy So proud of her rn omfg Another nail in coffin for the Bond franchise ! Wow amazing.🕵 Congrats I love Billie she really deserves it Joke right? Talented maybe! Makes you think how crap the others were!

Won’t be as good as Thunder Ball sung by Tom Jones. Rubbish song. Boring.

Billie Eilish breaks down and admits she 'feels very hated' in BRITs acceptance speechThe singer won Best International Female Artist at the ceremony

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Everything we wanted: the race to find the next Billie EilishThe search for ‘the new Billie’ is undoubtedly under way. But how will record labels attempt to replicate her success? Freshness fact: The next Billie Eilish will not the next Billie Eilish! And the new James Bond song was the most boring song of the Brits2020 Harry Styles song was a very close 2nd Stop calling artists “the next *other artist*,” they’re people. They’re their own beings.



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