Happier Than Ever is the second studio album by American singer Billie Eilish. It was released on July 30, 2021, by Darkroom and Interscope Records. Eilish wrote the album with her frequent collaborator, her brother Finneas O'Connell, who produced the album himself. Eilish cited self-reflection during the COVID-19 pandemic as the biggest inspiration for the album. Primarily a downtempo pop album, Happier Than Ever is characterized by sparse, jazz-influenced, electropop arrangements set to meditative tempos, departing from the upbeat, trap-led sound of Eilish's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019). Consisting of torch songs about the downsides of stardom, Happier Than Ever draws heavily from Eilish's rise to fame and the drawbacks that come with it. Upon release, the album collected acclaim from music critics, who praised its stylistic, restrained production, and insightful lyrics. At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the album and its title track received a total of seven nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Seven singles: "My Future", "Therefore I Am", "Your Power", "Lost Cause", "NDA", the title track, and "Male Fantasy" were released in promotion of the album. The first three managed to peak within the top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100; "Therefore I Am" was the highest-charting song from the album, peaking at number two, followed by "My Future" at number 6, and "Your Power" at number 10. Happier Than Ever debuted atop the Billboard 200 as Eilish's second number-one album in the United States, and topping the album charts in 27 other countries. A Disney+ documentary concert film, Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, was released on September 3, 2021 and received a nomination for Best Music Film at the 2022 Grammys. To promote the album further, Eilish will embark on her fifth concert tour, titled Happier Than Ever The World Tour, set to cover Europe, Oceania and North America in 2022.
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