Billie Eilish wants people to stop comparing her to Lana Del Rey: “Do not disrespect Lana like that!”.
Billie Eilish has spoken about being compared to other artists, suggesting that it’s disrespectful to the stars she’s measured against.
The pop star has been specifically compared to Lana Del Rey in recent months, as well as other acts including Avril Lavigne and Lorde.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Eilish said: “Everybody’s always trying to make everybody compete,” she said. “They’re like, ‘Billie’s album might pass Ariana’s…’ But just stop. I don’t care. I don’t want to hear that Billie Eilish is the new Lana Del Rey. Do not disrespect Lana like that!
“That woman has made her brand so perfect for her whole career and shouldn’t have to hear that.” She added that she doesn’t want to the cycle to continue once another new female artist arrives on the scene either, saying: “I don’t want to hear that somebody’s the new Billie Eilish in a couple of years.”
Last week (April 5), Eilish became the youngest ever female solo act to claim the Number One spot on the Official UK Albums Chart. Her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ went straight to the top of the charts, earning the 17-year-old the record.
Joss Stone previously claimed the title when she released her 2004 album ‘Mind, Body & Soul’. However, she was two months older than Eilish at the time.
Meanwhile, the cast of the US version of The Office had to personally clear a sample used on Eilish’s song ‘My Strange Addiction’. The track features dialogue clips from the episode “Threat Level Midnight”.