So, it's safe to say that 2020 feels like a whole simulation glitch. What with a pandemic going on, and celebrities doing the most bizarre things, who would've thought that the start to a new decade would turn out like this. Amidst all this craziness, we've just discovered that one of our fave singing sensations, Billie Eilish, is a fan of Arabic music. And, tbh, it has made our whole week.
Grammy award-winning artist Billie started a podcast during quarantine called, Me & Dad Radio, where her and her father, Patrick O'Connell, discuss and share music (unfiltered). During one of these episodes, listeners found that Lebanese superstar, Nancy Ajram, has just gained a new fan.
Billie gives a shoutout to Nancy on her podcast by playing 'Fi Hagat.' The 18-year-old star says "I’m going to cheer myself up by playing a very special song to me that’s in Arabic...this is Nancy Ajram who I love." Billie described how she found another popular Nancy Ajram song 'Enta Eih' and thought that the Arabic artist's vocals were "crazy." She even gave her opinion on Arabic music saying that it sounds like "melted chocolate."
Nancy herself even responded to Billie's praises later on by posting this on her Instagram Story:
If you thought that it couldn't get more surprising than this, you're definitely wrong.
Billie even mentioned Syrian singer Omar Souleyman during her podcast, and played his song 'Wenu Wenu,' saying that it "slaps" (aka it's absolute fire.)
Who knew that this crossover between Billie Eilish and Arabic music is exactly what we needed? We welcome her into the Arab community with open & loving arms.