Billie Eilish in Bond shock


Eilish, 18, is also the first woman and the youngest act ever to achieve the feat, according to The Sun.

No Time To Die, also the title of the new 007 film out in April, earned 90,000 chart sales in the past week.

Billie Eilish has plenty to smile about as the first woman in history to have a No. 1 James Bond theme song. Picture: Matrix PicturesSource:Matrix

It had 10.6 million streams, the Official Charts Company has revealed.

Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall for 2015’s Spectre was the other 007 track to hit No. 1.

No Time To Die also outsold both Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall, which notched up nearly 70,000 chart sales, and Adele’s Skyfall, which earned 84,000 in 2012.

Sam Smith (L) also had a No. 1 with his Bond theme song, while Adele also had a hit. But Billie Eilish has outdone them both. Picture: Supplied

Sam Smith (L) also had a No. 1 with his Bond theme song, while Adele also had a hit. But Billie Eilish has outdone them both. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Sam Smith broke the “curse” of the Bond theme, which had previously seen many of the world’s biggest artists record the title song for the film franchise but always fail to top the music charts.

It comes in the same week that Eilish topped one billion streams across all her tracks in the UK, joining acts including Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.

In the album charts, Justin Bieber scored his second No. 1 with Changes, ahead of Lewis Capaldi.

Billie Eilish has won a slew of awards for her debut album. Picture: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Billie Eilish has won a slew of awards for her debut album. Picture: Joel C Ryan/Invision/APSource:AP

The teen superstar returned to the No. 1 spot on the Australian charts thanks to her slew of Grammy Award wins last month for her blockbuster debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go.

The Bond theme song is slow and brooding, a tune that Eilish wrote with her brother and co-writer, Finneas O’Connell, as well as with the collaboration of Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr.

Billie Eilish presents Mastercard Album of The Year during The BRIT Awards 2020 in London. Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Billie Eilish presents Mastercard Album of The Year during The BRIT Awards 2020 in London. Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Eilish took out the four big awards at America’s biggest music awards event.

No Time To Die, which will be Daniel Craig’s final film as James Bond, is released in Australian cinemas on April 8.

This story first appeared in The Sun and is republished with permission.



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