Billie Eilish is climbing the charts and she's taking her brother with her. Finneas O'Connell, who simply goes by FINNEAS, actually collaborates with Billie on some of her music. He's helped her produce and write some of her hits, including the song Justin Bieber just remixed, "Bad Guy," and he actually has writing and producing credits on her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. But Finneas isn't a stranger to the spotlight. Aside from being a musician and playing in his own band called "The Slightlys," he's also made appearances on some of your favorite TV shows. Here's what you should know about Billie Eilish's brother Finneas.
1. Finneas is the lead singer and songwriter in his band, The Slightlys.
They've won awards and competitions in the LA area.
2. Finneas is the older sibling.
Billie is 17 and Finneas is turning 22-years-old in just a few days. He was born on July 20, 1997. Finneas has described his family as close-knit before, so we can probably assume that Billie and him are pretty tight. He even travels on tour with her.
3. He's also a talented actor.
He's most-known for his role as Alistair on the last season of Glee. Finneas has also had small roles on Modern Family, Aquarius and in the movie Bad Teacher.
4. Finneas wrote the song that helped Billie skyrocket to fame.
Finneas originally wrote the song "Ocean Eyes" for his band, but Billie Eilish ended up releasing it as her debut single on SoundCloud and the song took off.
5. Finneas is working on some solo music.
He released his first single "New Girl" in 2016, but this year was the first time he headlined his own shows. He sold out both of them, one in LA and one in New York. He told Billboard the experience had been on his bucket list since he was 11.
6. Billie and Finneas's mom, Maggie Baird, is an actress.
She's appeared on shows like Bones and The X-Files. Finneas told Billboard it wasn't as glamorous as it seems. "You might think of Hollywood as this full-on glamorous thing and to us it was like, ‘All right, mom's got an audition,’” he said. “'Do you want to sit in traffic for 50 minutes and go in with her?'”
7. Finneas told Atwood Magazine he enjoys making music because it's something other people can relate to.
"If you can use songs as a tool, vehicle for empathy and a deeper understanding of how people are feeling and how people’s emotions work, there’s a lot of good that can come from that," he said.
8. Finneas is dating a YouTuber named Claudia Suleweski.
He partly wrote a song for her called "Claudia" the night they met. People think that Claudia bares a striking resemblance to his sister, Billie.
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