Thursday, April 18, 2024

Forget the Sharpie’s: Billie Eilish and Finneas Say The New Album is Done — Coming Soon?


Everyone’s talking about the weird bit on the SAG Awards last night with Billie Eilish and Melissa McCarthy.

McCarthy insisted Eilish sign her forehead with a Sharpie while they were presenting an award. It was sketch that no one liked, wasn’t funny, and didn’t work — like most of this god awful show.

Melissa– please, you are a terrific actress. Don’t ever agree to anything this again.

But no one is talking about what Billie and brother Finneas told the Netflix red carpet person about their new album.

“It’s finished,” Finneas announced. “It’s done.”

So we should be seeing album number 3 — that’s 3 since 2019, Adele — pretty soon. Universal will likely let Taylor and Beyonce, and RCA will let Timberlake get their releases out of the way first.

Will the new album include “What Was I Made For?”. The Grammy winning, Oscar nominated hit is the O’Connells’ biggest thus far. But maybe it will just wait for a Greatest Hits package.

This is all good news. Katy Perry’s obviously working on something. This is a productive year, except for Adele. The music needs more releases by big names, and pronto!

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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