Jared Leto almost signed Billie Eilish and Finneas before they were famous

On The Late Late Show With James Corden Tuesday night, Oscar-winning actor and 30 Seconds to Mars singer Jared Leto revealed that he kind of discovered Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas before the two became the mega pop music duo they are today.


"I met them through Emma Ludbrook and Tom Windish, I believe. They weren't signed, and I thought that maybe I would try and sign them, they were so incredibly talented and just special people. The music is one thing, but I think they're just incredibly intelligent, really empathetic, just really good people, and I quite like them a lot," shared Leto.
Following Eilish's sweep of the big four awards at the Grammys in 2020, both Eilish and Finneas are nominated for multiple Grammy awards at this year's upcoming ceremony. However, Leto still remembers when they were just two unknown musicians with a promising future.


"At one point, they played at my house. I had a little dinner for, like, 12 people and I said, 'Hey, will you guys come and play a couple of songs?' and they were, like, 'Yeah, sure,' and they showed up with a Guitar Center PA and played the most heartbreakingly beautiful music with, like, you know, it shouldn't have sounded that good, it was impossible that it sounded that good."


Leto concluded, stating, "I remember Leo DiCaprio was there and a couple of other people and they were just, like, 'How did you find these people and, like, who are they?' Everyone was just jaws on the floor, 12 people max at my place in the hills. Yeah, just great people. I'm huge fans, too."