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At 17, Billie Eilish is the youngest female this decade to debut with an No 1 album

Her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

At 17, Billie Eilish is the youngest female this decade to debut with an No 1 album

(Photo: Facebook/Billie Eilish)

Electropop artist Billie Eilish has scored her first No 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the youngest musician this decade to debut at the pole position.

Eilish’s acclaimed album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was released on Mar 29.

Eilish is the youngest woman to reach No 1 since Demi Lovato debuted at No 1 in August 2009 with Here We Go Again, when she was a month away from her 17th birthday. In May 2005, pop singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes debuted at 16 years old with Handwritten.

The indie-pop darling logged the second-highest debut of 2019 with 313,000 equivalent album units, which measures traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums, reported Billboard. 

Eilish’s album was only bested by pop star Ariana Grande, whose fifth studio album Thank U, Next, garnered 360,000 units in February.

With 170,000 copies of the album sold, Eilish has also scored the second-largest sales week of 2019, behind Backstreet Boys’ DNA in February.

Eilish spoke about living with Tourette Syndrome “her whole life” during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Monday (Apr 1).

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes a person to have involuntary physical or verbal tics. In Eilish’s case, she exhibits physical tics, not verbal.

Following her appearance, Eilish performed her song When The Party's Over from her debut album.

Source: CNA/jv

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