Billie Eilish w/ Reo Cragun
- Date: April 2, 2018
- Location: IMU Second Floor Ballroom
The young, Electropop rising star Billie Eilish will be performing in the IMU Ballroom on April 2nd. Billie is from Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Children's Choir when she was eight years old. Her debut single, "Ocean Eyes" (originally recorded for her dance teacher & released in November 2015), went viral and has racked up over 35 million streams on Spotify alone as of February 2018. Her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me was released in August 2017. Following the EP's success, Apple named Eilish as its newest Apple Music UPNEXT artist a month later in October 2017.
Reo Cragun is a rapper whose story to where he is today is one that you just can't make up. Raised in Vancouver, Washington, by two single mothers (his own mother and his aunt), he excelled in academics and earned a scholarship to pursue a degree in Biology in the hopes of becoming a doctor. He had always faced adversity growing up, first with his father being incarcerated up until his high school and then when unforeseen circumstances lead to Reo having to drop out of college.
One thing that has always manages to stay constant in Reo Cragun's life is music. Throughout his life he honed his musicianship that began early in his youth, picking up a new instrument to learn every year since the second grade until he could play violin, trumpet, guitar, piano, and more.