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By now the name Billie Eilish is quickly becoming a household name as the 17-year-old songstress has skyrocketed to fame. It has really been quite a phenomenal journey to witness, being as she is the youngest woman to hit number one since Demi Lovato earned a number one spot back in 2009.
Many are now familiar with her hit single “My Strange Addiction” as it features a sample from the famous TV series “The Office”. It has now been revealed that Eilish actually had the sample that she used for the song from “The Office” personally approved by the show’s cast and creators.
According to The Rolling Stone, the cast of The Office personally approved Eilish to use the samples, which came from episode 143 “Threat Level Midnight.” Upon writing the song with her brother Finneas O’Connell, Eilish explained that the beat reminded her of Michael Scott’s (played by Steve Carrell) dance in the aforementioned episode, which lead them to interject the samples into the final version.
B.J. Novak, who played Ryan Howard, told The Rolling Stone Eilish needed to seek approval from all cast members before the sample could be cleared. “I was fine with it regardless,” Howard said. “But I was like, ‘Wow, bonus: This is a banger.’” He continued, “One of the funnier meta jokes is that, in Michael Scott’s delusion, of course, this would become sampled on a Number One album and done at touchdown end zone dances. You know in Michael Scott’s delusional fantasy this would happen, and in a way, it did in the real world.”
“My Strange Addiction” appears on Eilish’s debut studio album “WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” and has already racked up over 25 million streams on Spotify and continues to gain steam.
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