Alt-rock star Billie Eilish, 17, is the youngest woman at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart since Demi Lovato in 2009. Eilish’s breakthrough — and downright spooky — debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” sold more than 313,000 copies in its first week. One reviewer labels her an “anti-pop star” who is nonetheless successful and a swift departure from today’s syrupy-sweet pop hits.
Why the success? What’s the connection between pop music and social mood?
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