Billie Eilish announced her upcoming "Me & Dad Radio," Apple Music's Beats 1 new radio show with her father, Patrick O'Connell.
The O'Connell father and daughter tandem will discuss their favorite music together in the six-episode special set to air later Friday, May 8, at 8 PM EST.
"My dad and I have had this relationship over the years of sharing music with each other," the "Bad Guy" singer told Beats 1's Zane Lowe in a recent interview where she made the announcement.
Eilish said that her dad had shown her "some of my favorite songs in the world, and I've shown him songs that he loves and adores also."
In an interview with Lowe, Eilish added that her dad has never done a radio show before and that her "dad was just hyped all around," adding that it was fun.
Eilish shared her insights on the show, saying that the latter episodes will be better since their first episodes were their "first go" and thought they got better along with the show. She also revealed that her mother, Maggie Baird, and brother FINNEAS would also make appearances in the Apple Music radio show.
Apple Music announced that "Me & Dad" will feature songs that "span decades and genres, from the popular and well known, to the rare and obscure."
Billie Eilish - "me & dad radio" on @applemusic @beats1
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Billie Eilish on Quarantine
Billie Eilish has been active in fundraising efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. Together with her frequent collaborator and brother, Finneas, she performed in Verizon's "Play It Forward Live," an online fundraiser in support of the country's small businesses. The one-hour live-streamed event featured Billie's performance with her brother's accompaniment. She also talked about her experience and insights on the pandemic.
Eilish was also recently nominated in the 2020 Webby Awards, which was also conducted virtually because of the shelter-in-place orders. She was nominated for the award together with rapper and songwriter Post Malone, and American indie rock band Bon Iver.
Also, the 18-year-old award-winning artist was among the artists who performed for a cause in Global Citizen and the World Health Organization's "One World: Together at Home." Lady Gaga curated the star-studded benefit last April 18. It featured artists and celebrities including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Legend, and more for WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
She also made an appearance in an earlier COVID-19 fundraising event, with Fox and iHeartMedia's "iHeart Living Room Concert for America." Hosted by Sir Elton John, the "at-home" concert raised funds for the country's food banks providing essential help to the millions of people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Eilish's 2019 debut "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" earned critical success. Her album made her the first female as well as the youngest to win all four main categories in the Grammy Awards at just 18 years old. She won "Best New Artist," "Song of the Year," "Record of the Year," and "Album of the Year." Her work has also contributed to her being awarded two Guinness World Records.