Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother, was named best songwriter of the year

In the next few days it will be known who the most successful composers globally by 2020 on the main digital platforms. As revealed by Music Business Worldwide, Finneas, brother of Billie Eilish, it was the best last year on Spotify. The artist topped the list ahead of XXXTentacion and his own sister, while Juice WRLD Y Ed Sheeran completed the top five.

Finneas Baird O’Connell -his full name- is among the five best non-artist composers, surpassing Thomas Hull, also know as Kid Harpoon, who worked with Harry Styles in his album Fine Line, according to the data provided by the Blokur platform.

This mentioned list takes into account factors such as the success of songs on various platforms, as well as the percentage of each theme that is attributed to each composer. For example, Finneas wrote the 50% of your sister’s successesas well as releasing music as a freelance artist, and co-writing and producing songs that saw the light of day last year for Demi Lovato, Celeste, Halsey and Justin Bieber.

In February he announced that he was working on his first soundtrack, “The Fallout”, A drama about the emotional aftermath of a high school tragedy. In this last time he was involved in the release of Billie’s second album, Happier Than Ever , dated for the July 30, and of which we already knew some advances.

O’Connell was interested in the artistic environment from a very young age. At the age of 12 he started composing. Recall that he was responsible for much of the material of his sister’s successful debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which debuted at the top of the popularity charts of the USA and the UK.

“If I’m writing a song with Billie, I’m just trying to help her tell whatever story she wants to talk about, exchange ideas, listen to her opinions,” he explained to the magazine. Atwood in 2018.

“She deserves this,” Eilishe said, addressing Megan Thee Stallion when she received the award for Best Recording of the Year. (Photo: AP)

Bad Guy”, Co-written and produced by Finneas, it wowed the world as the new pop trend. It was the most listened to of 2019. He had previously been responsible for “Ocean Eyes”, a song that the brothers composed for Billie’s dance teacher to create a choreography that went viral on SoundClound in 2016 and led them to sign a major record deal.

In turn, his talent was awarded five Grammy Awards, including the best producer of the year in 2020. He also dedicated himself to acting. He participated in small roles as the student of Cameron Diaz on “Bad Teacher“Or alongside his parents, singer and actress Maggie Baird and musician and actor Patrick O’Connell, in the family drama”Life inside out”.

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, happy with their awards (Photo: Frederic J. Brown / AFP).

In parallel to his work with Billie, Finneas released an EP, Blood Harmony, in 2019 and released several singles such as “New Girl” (2016), “I’m in Love Without You“, the next year. In 2018 he presented “Break My Heart Again”, “Heaven”, “Life Moves On”, “Landmine”, “Hollywood Forever”, “College”, “Luck Pusher” y “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”.