Billie Eilish Sets a UK Chart-Topping Record With James Bond Theme Song

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Billie Eilish was picked for the next 007 theme song and released “No Time To Die” just weeks ago.

With the release of this track though, the 18-year old went on to break a number of records on the UK charts.

This went on to help Eilish score her first no. 1 single in the UK and also become the first woman and the youngest artist to bring a James Bond theme to the top of the charts. Since its release on February 13, in just the first week, chart sales total 90,000, including 10.6 million streams, marking the all-time biggest opening week for a Bond movie theme. The track is also only the second Bond theme ever to hit the top of the charts after Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” in 2015.

Encompassing the melancholy Eilish is known to blend in so beautifully into her tracks, this song was produced by her brother FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by none other than Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley.

After taking home the coveted award for top International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, Eilish also recently surpassed a landmark 1 billion stream milestone in the U.K. Last month she also swept the big four at the 62nd Grammy Awards winning: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

The upcoming 007 film, No Time to Die, marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final film as the iconic James Bond, after starring in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. When Eilish was asked who she thought would make a good new James Bond, she went with Michael B. Jordan saying she thinks “he’d kill it.”

Melody Siganporia
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