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Billie Eilish is guest starring on Sesame Street’s 52nd season

The Happier Than Ever singer is taking a break from tour to join the socially-conscious children’s show, alongside Anderson .Paak, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gordon

Taking a break from her worldwide Happier Than Ever tour, Billie Eilish is heading over to the iconic children’s show Sesame Street for a guest appearance.

According to USA Today, the pop star will join Sesame Street’s “resident vampire”, The Count, for the show’s upcoming 52nd season, which premieres November 11. 

Other stars joining Eilish will include poet Amanda Gordon, who will construct a poem with Elmo and tennis player Naomi Osaka, who will teach the gang about melanin and the importance of sunscreen. Rapper Anderson .Paak will also appear, performing a song for the season’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day episode, taking place during a two-part run discussing themes of racial justice.

“Children see race and understand it at a very young age, and we’re trying to give them the tools to be allies to each other and to show respect and be anti-racist,” explained Ben Lehmann, the show’s executive producer. 

Billie Eilish will also be making an appearance at Glastonbury 2022 – making history as the youngest solo artist to headline the festival. After Eilish teased the news on Twitter, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis tweeted: “We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wondrous Billie Eilish is headlining… at next year's Glastonbury Festival. This feels like the perfect way for us to return, and I cannot wait!”

Elsewhere, the Happier Than Ever singer called for world leaders to take “urgent action” on climate change, ahead of the United Nations’ 2021 Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Glasgow. Earlier this month, Eilish joined celebrities including BLACKPINK’s Rosé, Jaden Smith, former president Barack Obama, and David Attenborough to star in YouTube’s climate documentary Dear Earth

For Halloween, Eilish played spooky character Sally in a ‘live-to-film’ version of Tim Burton’s 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas in Los Angeles. There, so performed the eerie track “Sally’s Song”.

Check out Eilish’s posts from the event below.