Billie Eilish is probably one of the biggest up and coming acts in the music industry, and she can easily become a massive success if she continues on the path that she is on. The singer had great triumph with her recent album and landed herself on the Hot 100 with a number one song.
Eilish is a prime example of young successes, and at only 17 years old, she is proving that anything can be done at any age. Along with Billie, there are countless other big names that made it big before the age of 18 and have gone on to become household names.
From Disney royalty, Netflix stars and singers alike, making it big before your 18 seems to be an industry pattern and one that definitely works! Without further ado, here is a list of stars like Billie Eilish that became famous before they were 18 years old.
20 Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish's first album 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' was released this past March and was an instant success! The singer landed her first-ever number one song on the Hot 100 with 'Bad Guy' and went on to create a remix with Justin Bieber that also topped the charts!
19 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is one of the many members of Disney royalty that broke out on the scene far before she was 18. The star played the role of Disney's Hannah Montana and instantly became an overnight success! The singer is no stranger to the industry, considering she is the daughter of country star, Billy Ray Cyrus.
18 Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is easily one of the most talked-about young starts today! The actress stars on Netflix's hit show "Stranger Things" as the telekinetic Eggo loving character, Eleven. The actress is only 15 years old and has amassed loads of success from this show and countless other projects the star is working on.
17 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber broke out on the scene when he was only a YouTube star. Luckily for the Biebs, he was recognized by Usher and Scooter Braun who instantly made the singer into a teen heartthrob. Bieber's first single "One Time" came out when he was just 14 years old and has since become one of the most successful singers of all time.
Normani first broke out on the scene when she auditioned for the X-Factor back in 2012 when she was only 16 years old. Although she didn't make it through as a solo act, she was put in the girl group, Fifth Harmony, that grew to become hugely popular. Normani has since gone on to a solo career and has had loads of success with her newest single "Motivation".
15 Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes is one of Canada's most notable singers who made it big before turning 18! Although Mendes first started off as a Vine star, he instantly became an overnight success with his song 'Stitches' back in 2015. The star is now 21 years old and is currently on a sold-out worldwide tour!
14 Camila Cabello
Speaking of Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello is also one of the industries youngsters that made it big before 18. Cabello also started her career on 'The X-Factor', joining the girl group Fifth Harmony before making it big as a solo act with hit songs such as "Seniorita" and "Liar".
13 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is definitely one of the original Disney stars who gained international success as a child actress. The star was only 12 years old when 'The Parent Trap' was released. She later went on to star in other Disney films such as 'Freaky Friday' and 'Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen' all before turning 18.
12 Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse, who currently stars on the hit CW show 'Riverdale', made his debut with Disney alongside his twin brother Dylan Sprouse in 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody". Although this was his breakthrough role, Sprouse has been in the business since he was 7 years old starring in 'Big Daddy' and 'Friends' as Ben Geller.
11 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is yet another member of the Disney royal family. The 'Lose You To Love Me' singer was not only a star on Disney's 'Wizards of Waverly Place' when she was just a teenager, but she starred on "Barney & Friends" when she was only 7 years old. Gomez has gone on to become an international success and role model for millions of people.
10 Noah Schnapp
Noah Schnapp, who is also a huge star on Netflix's hit show 'Stranger Things', made his debut back in 2015 in the film 'Bridge of Spies'. The 15-year-old also starred in the film 'ABE' as the lead role, which was released earlier this year. With a few movies and a hit television show under his belt, Schnapp is hands down one of the most successful actors under the age of 18.
9 Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers were without a doubt the most popular boy band of this decade! The brothers debuted their first album 'It's About Time' back in 2006, however, it wasn't until there second album and roles with Disney did they soar to international stardom.
8 Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff started her journey as the loveable Lizzie McGuire on the 'Lizzie McGuire Show'. Duff, who began her Disney career at the age of 13 years old, went on to star in countless popular hits such as 'Cinderella Story' and 'Raise Your Voice'. Luckily for 'Lizzie' fans, Hilary is currently working on a new series that follows the life of a 32-year-old Lizzie navigating her life in New York City.
7 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner made her debut on the hit reality tv show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'. Jenner, who was only 10 years old when the show started, has gone onto to become a makeup mogul with a company worth over $1.2 billion! Although she may have had a little help, her success story is without a doubt one that is worth taking notes on.
6 Kendall Jenner
Much like younger sister Kylie, Kendall Jenner also got her start on the E! show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'. The star always talked about wanting to be a model, and behold, she did just that! Jenner is currently the highest-paid model in the world walking shows for Chanel, Givenchy, Balmain, and other huge names.
5 Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been topping the charts since her debut back in 2006 with her self-titled album 'Taylor Swift'. The 16-year-old was brand new to the industry and had no clue just how big she would turn out. Swift is currently being honoured at the American Music Awards with the 'Artist Of The Decade' award.
4 Britney Spears
Britney Spears is known as the 'princess of pop', and rightfully so! The singer has not only paved the way for artists of today, but she has gone on to have one of the most successful pop careers of all time. Spears was a cast member on the "Mickey Mouse Club", however, it was her 1999 album 'Baby One More Time' that escalated her music career at the young age of 16.
3 Demi Lovato
Much like the rest of the Disney stars on this list, Demi Lovato also started her career on 'Sonny With A Chance' and 'Camp Rock'. Prior to her success with Disney and in the music business, Lovato also starred on 'Barney & Friends' with Selena Gomez way back in the day!
2 Zac Efron
Although Zac Efron is mostly known for his roles in comedies such as 'Dirty Grandpa', 'Baywatch' and 'Bad Neighbours', he started his career as a young teenager in the Disney series 'High School Musical'. Efron played the role of Troy Bolton, a basketball player with a love for theatre, and has since gone on to worldwide success.
Drake is easily one of the most successful rappers in the industry, but before he was making hits such as "Hotline Bling", "In My Feelings" and "God's Plan", he was starring on the Canadian hit show 'Degrassi'. Drake played the role of Jimmy Brooks for several years on the show, until his departure back in 2007.