Billie Eilish credits Sporty Spice for helping her be mindful after becoming youngest Grammy nominee to receive four main category nods
Billie Eilish after making Grammy Awards nomination history credited Sporty Spice with helping her to be more mindful on Thursday during a chat show appearance.
The 17-year-old singer spoke about coping with fame while visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood.
'A couple weeks ago I kind of decided to start living like I just woke up and this was my life,' Billie revealed.
Teen talent: Billie Eilish credited Sporty Spice with helping her to be more mindful on Thursday during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live
'In a good way. If I was my 12-year-old self and I suddenly woke up and this was my life, what would I be like ''Oh, my god, right now I'm taking for granted''. I've been trying to live like that lately,' she said.
Jimmy, 52, asked Billie if anyone advised her to take the unique approach.
'I kind of came up with it myself,' Billie said.
'I mean I heard a couple of things from certain people, like Sporty Spice was talking to me,' she added, referencing Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm, 45.
Good advice: Melanie Chisholm is shown backstage with Billie in March in London in a picture the Spice Girls members shared on Instagram
'She was saying how she was on stage with all the girls and they were all just smiling at each other. She was saying it was such a magical moment,' Billie added.
'At the beginning and the middle, it's like you work, work, work, work, and it's huge, huge, huge, and then it's done, and it's like ''Oh. Where did that go?'' And I just thought about that ''Oh, my god, I'm in that part of my life that in the future I'm going to be like, damn, I wish I'd been, whatever.'' So I'm going to try to be as present as possible,' Billie added.
Mel C saw Billie perform in London in March and later told Vice that she offered her advice backstage.
'I just told her to make sure she got some chill time because it's very important... You're not a robot,' Melanie said she told her.
Talk show: Jimmy interviewed Billie a day after she received six Grammy nominations and became the youngest at age 17 to receive four main category nominations
Melanie in an Instagram post in March featuring her and Billie also called the teenager an 'extraordinary talent'.
It was announced Wednesday that Billie had received six nominations at the upcoming Grammy Awards and she became the youngest person at age 17 nominated in the top four categories.
Billie also will make her first ever award show performance Sunday during the American Music Awards.
Show performance: Billie also will make her first ever award show performance Sunday during the American Music Awards
The first-time AMAs nominee has six nominations along with 26-year-old Ariana Grande, just behind the leading seven nominations captured by Post Malone.
Taylor Swift, 29, will receive the Artist of the Decade award at the AMAs and also is scheduled to perform during the awards ceremony at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Jimmy asked Billie if she got competitive when performing with other artists.
'It's like almost, but it's more like a competitiveness with myself. I go out there to like be better than myself,' Billie said.
Competitive performance: Jimmy asked Billie if she got competitive when performing with other artists and she replied that it's 'more like a competitiveness with myself'
She also lamented how the 'whole universe is like trying to pit every artist against each other'.
Jimmy noted that he was age 17 during perhaps the 'greatest year in American history' of 1984 and Billie asked the studio audience if they were born after that.
The audience roared and Billie whooped it up before holding up an L for loser sign at Jimmy who then gave her a retro quiz highlighting their age difference.
He asked her to 'name a Van Halen' and Billie answered, 'Who?'.
Retro quiz: Jimmy, 52, quizzed Billie about 1984 when he was age 17
She admitted that she didn't know Huey Lewis and when asked to fill in the blank, 'Run-D-M' replied, 'What? What is that?' before Jimmy explained the reference to the famous 1980s hip hop group Run-DMC.
She also wondered if a Cabbage Patch Kid was a candy.
Jimmy also asked Billie, 'What did Mr T pity?'.
'What is that question?,' Billie answered.
Good one: Billie laughed when Jimmy asked her about Van Halen, Run-DMC, Cabbage Patch Kids and Mr T
Los Angeles native Billie said she was excited to turn age 18 next month so she can drive her car past 11 pm.
She explained there's a driving curfew unless a driver is either age 18 or has had their driver's license for a whole year.
'My life was pretty crazy the last couple years. So I got to it a little bit late, even though it's something I really wanted to do my entire life. All I ever wanted to do was drive,' Billie said.
Birthday soon: The Bad Guy singer said she was excited to turn age 18 next month so she can drive her car past 11 pm
Teen talent: Billie wore a grey Tupac sweatshirt upon arrival at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre in Hollywood
Billie released her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March.
She will embark on her fourth concert tour Where Do We Go? World Tour in March in Miami and it will conclude in July 2020 in London.
Billie also introduced musical guest Jessie Reyez, 28, who nailed her rendition of the country classic Crazy by Patsy Cline.
Glasses on: The Bury A Friend singer accessorized with sunglasses
Critical acclaim: Billie was appearing on the talk show after receiving six Grammy nominations Wednesday after releasing her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in