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    Billie Eilish Explained Why She's Glad She Got Famous So Young

    "More and more I get grateful for it happening that young."

    Since releasing her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March, Billie Eilish has just gone from strength to strength.

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    You've definitely heard her songs, like "Bad Guy", which became the first song by an artist born this century to get to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    But Billie first made it big at 14 years old with the release of 2016's "Ocean Eyes".

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    The song went viral on Soundcloud after Billie and her brother Finneas uploaded it for her dance teacher to listen to.

    And during an interview with Howard Stern this week, Billie explained why she's actually grateful to have achieved her level of fame at such a young age.

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    "There's a part of me that feels like I did miss being a teenager — like, I didn't get to be a teenager," Billie said. "A normal one."

    But, she explained, she's glad to have been in the public eye for so long because people can't "dig up dirt" on her.

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    "I feel like if it had happened later, then people would have been able to dig up dirt from when I was that age," Billie explained.

    "If this hadn't happened at that age, I would've been doing some reckless shit," she went on. "I can't even think of an artist that hasn't had something happen, where they found some dirt, they found something they said."

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    Billie went on to say she thinks she handles fame better than her older brother, Finneas, who cowrites her music.

    You can watch the interview clip in full here:

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