It’s been a massive year for breakout star Billie Eilish, who not only scored her first No. 1 album on the weekly Billboard 200 chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, but also earned her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “Bad Guy.”
It’s thus fitting that the 17-year-old singer-songwriter -- also Billboard's 2019 Woman of the Year -- closes out the year in grand fashion on the year-end charts, as she finishes as 2019’s top new artist, and takes home the No. 1 year-end Billboard 200 album with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance from Nov. 24, 2018, to Nov. 16, 2019. The year-end Top New Artists category ranks the best-performing new acts of the year based on activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally and the Billboard Hot 100 Songs list, as well as streaming, social media and Billboard Boxscore data. Data registered before or after a title’s chart run is not considered in these standings. That methodology detail, and the November-to-November time period, account for some of the differences between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Nielsen Music.