Billie Eilish last released an album in 2019. The star’s debut record, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was a smash hit, reaching number one in 24 countries and selling more than 200,000 units in six months. It also created a new record for the music industry.
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? set a new record in 2019 on Apple Music.
Billie’s album became the most pre-added album of all time on the streaming service.
This world record involves listeners saving the album before it has been released in an effort to show interest in the new entry.
Just a year later, in 2020, the record was broken by The Weeknd.
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The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, After Hours, broke the record with a staggering 1.02 million users pre-adding the record to their libraries.
The Canadian singer’s album also debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making quite the mark for the singer.
Despite being beaten once already, Billie’s second album has reclaimed her title once again.
Apple has announced Happier Than Ever has claimed more than 1.28 million pre-adds to users’ libraries – the most in Apple Music history to date.
Zane added: “People are excited about this record, Billie.”
Billie replied: “Hell yeah. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.”
She then went on to talk about what she hopes to bring to the table with her new album.
The 19-year-old said: “I really want to not make [my fans] feel like I’m gone because I’m not. I’m right here, and I’ve been here the whole time.”
Billie continued: “I think that the hard thing is that we haven’t done shows. I haven’t had a way to actually prove to them that I’m still theirs.
“And I think that that’s tough and I think that it’s made them go crazy, and I totally understand it. And I feel the same. It’s made me go crazy too.”
When asked if the album will be emotional, she added: “Yeah, it is. Oh my God. It’s crazy.”
Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever hits store shelves on July 30, 2021.