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Billie Eilish’s ‘Therefore I Am’ instantly becomes viral TikTok sound

Published: 16/Nov/2020 16:03

by Georgina Smith

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Popular singer Billie Eilish’s new song ‘Therefore I Am’ has already become a viral sensation on TikTok, with the star uploading some of her favorite videos to her Instagram story.

There’s no denying that 18-year-old Billie Eilish is one of the most popular artists of the generation. She along with older brother Finneas have produced some huge hits like ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘Everything I Wanted’ and has certainly become an icon to her many fans.

Billie recently made waves on TikTok when she finally made an account on the video sharing app, though fans were unsure whether it was her at first thanks to her brilliantly unusual username.

Two images of Billie Eilish using the TikTok timewarp filter, next to the TikTok logo
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Billie made her TikTok debut with the popular Time Warp filter

TikTok has become a hub for viral ‘sounds’ – the songs you are able to put into the background of your videos. This has breathed new life into long-forgotten songs, popularized internet gems, and often the first time someone will hear a new song is via TikTok rather than the radio.

Billie Eilish brings her brand new hit to TikTok

Billie Eilish seemed more than up for joining in on the TikTok fun with her brand new song ‘Therefore I Am’ which was released on November 12, and has even been sharing some of her favorite TikToks to her Instagram story.

The song has seen people lip-syncing to the effortlessly cool line “get my pretty name out of your mouth” with some incredible dances, makeup looks, and cool tricks.

@azzakabazzasCan we make this a trend♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

@dinaМАГИЯ вне Хогвартса 🔥♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

@baileysok1stop. ##thereforeiam ##fyp♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

Within only a few days of release, ‘Therefore I Am’ already has 297.3 thousand videos attached to it, with people captivated by the song’s unique feel, and inspired by the music video that was filmed entirely on a phone in an empty mall.

Billie Eilish’s once hilariously named TikTok account has now been converted into an official verified account, with many sad to see the username changed to simply ‘billieeilish.’

But with that blue tick added next to her name, and a rapidly increasing 10 million followers, it seems likely that Billie will stay put on the platform, leaving many excited that their videos may well pop up on the star’s FYP.

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Charli D’Amelio under fire for complaining about 95 million followers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:43 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio is known for having the most followers out of any other creator on the viral video app — but it seems that reaching less than 100 million in a year isn’t quite cutting it for the social media star.

2020 has certainly been a wildly successful year for miss D’Amelio; she surpassed longtime TikTok queen Loren Gray in March, becoming the platform’s most popular content creator in the process.

However, her winstreak wasn’t over, by far: Charli skyrocketed from 41 million followers to 99 million by November, marking an unprecedented rise to fame for just about any influencer.

Despite being on the precipice of a TikTok record, it seems that Charli was hoping to score the coveted 100 million follower mark within a year of hitting one million. However, it seems that time has passed on, leaving her craving for more time.

 

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She spoke about the situation during a YouTube video with makeup artist James Charles on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly complain about not reaching the coveted goal.

“I wish I had more time!” she exclaimed. “Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.”

“Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles joked.

“I was just saying like, even numbers,” Charli laughed, sticking out her tongue in the camera.

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Dixie D’Amelio attempted to quickly end the video as if on cue, with Charli following suit, marking for a humorous end to a discussion that not many viewers found all too funny.

“It’s so stuck up to act like 95 million isn’t enough,” one commenter wrote of the conversation. “She should be happy, she has her whole life set for her.”

“She deserves to be humbled, I can’t stand her,” another chimed in.

“It’s very obviously a joke on James’s part, but still, she’s more famous at 16-17 than most people will ever be in their lifetimes,” another added. “And being a famous teen can inflate your ego something fierce.”

Charles has since spoken out about the situation and clarified that his question was, indeed, just a joke — but in spite of the obvious humor, Charli’s privileged position and follower comments are leaving more than a few critics a bit burnt.