Thursday, May 23, 2024

Billie Eilish Fans Reject New Single, “Your Power,” Downloading Only Six Thousand Copies, Never Made iTunes Top 10


After eight days, Billie Eilish’s “Your Power” is at number 36 on iTunes. The new single, about a teacher who took advantage of his student, never made the top 10 on iTunes.

The single was rejected by fans, who downloaded only 6,000 copies. They did stream it, pushing the number to 160,000.

But streaming is a passive sport, and doesn’t generate a lot of income for the singer. And a song doesn’t have to be streamed all the way through. Eilish and brother Finneas have a good start to the single, but it falls apart a minute into the song.

“Your Power” comes from a new album which will be released on July 30. A snippet of the title track sounds promising.

This was a wild PR week for Eilish, who appeared on the cover of British Vogue in a bustier with platinum blonde hair, very Madonna or Lady Gaga. It was a big change from her grunge look of overalls and sharply colored hair. Did the Vogue cover turn off her core fans? Well, everyone grows up. I thought she looked great!

On the plus side, “Your Power” has 46 million views on YouTube. That sounds good, but that and $3 will get you a subway ride. (Just kidding! An Uber!)



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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