Natalie Jarvey and Kim Masters, writing for The Hollywood Reporter:
Billie Eilish’s big 2019 is culminating as she nears a deal with Apple TV+ for a documentary that comes with a $25 million price tag, according to multiple sources.
The film, which has already been shot, was directed by R.J. Cutler and produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records, for a budget that one source pegs as being between $1 million and $2 million. It is expected to follow the 17-year-old singer-songwriter in the wake of the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in March of this year. Cutler was granted deep access to Eilish’s private moments with family and behind-the-scenes of her public appearances.
That’s good. Things happen so rapidly now. It’s like people go through a cycle of music like it’s a fucking Instagram page, where you just sit there and flick through pictures all the time. I think it’s a new frontier for [Green Day], which is really fun. We’re not gonna have a record deal, which is awesome. I’m able to put out whatever I feel like anytime. I did the Longshot record, and I got to put stuff out on SoundCloud. So it’s like it doesn’t matter if you’re in a punk-rock band or in a pop group or hip-hop. It doesn’t matter anymore.
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? claims a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it set rises 3-1 in its ninth week on the list.
The set earned 62,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 30, according to Nielsen Music (down 1% compared to the previous week).
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, rising 2-1 in its fourth week on the tally and collecting its second total week at No. 1. The effort earned 88,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 25 in the U.S. according to Nielsen Music (up 10%).
Billie Eilish scores her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? storms in atop the tally with 313,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 4, according to Nielsen Music, scoring the second-largest week of 2019 for any album. Of the album’s starting sum, 170,000 were in album sales, the second-largest sales week for an album this year.