Pop star Billie Eilish has recorded the title track for the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, out on February 13, is set to hit UK N*1
Is the US singer about to become only the second artist in history to take a Bond theme all the way to the top of the Official Chart?
Billie Eilish looks set to not only score her first UK Number 1 single on Friday, but also become only the second act in history to reach Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with a Bond theme, as No Time To Die heads for the top of this week’s chart.
Billie sings the song for the next chapter of the James Bond film saga will be released tomorrow, February 13, at 4 pm (Pacific time zone) – in Europe it will already be 1 am on February 14.
Official Chart First Look Top 20
LW TW TITLE ARTIST
NEW 1 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
1 2 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND
2 3 THE BOX RODDY RICCH
4 4 DON’T START NOW DUA LIPA
3 5 BEFORE YOU GO LEWIS CAPALDI
7 6 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI
8 7 ROSES SAINT JHN
5 8 GODZILLA EMINEM FT JUICE WRLD
9 9 EVERYTHING I WANTED BILLIE EILISH
13 10 YUMMY JUSTIN BIEBER
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) February 12, 2020
The US singer, who turned 18 last month, is the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme for the franchise.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said the star, who called the assignment “a huge honour”.
“James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
The last two Bond themes, Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre), have both won an Oscar.
The singer’s official Twitter account announced the news on Tuesday.
“Billie has written and will perform the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, #NoTimeToDie,” reads the update.
Eilish, at the age of 18, will become the youngest recording artist to have performed a title tune for the franchise.
The Grammy-nominated music star said: “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour.