During the COVID-19 pandemic, while most of us were sitting on our couches, teen actor Olivia Rodrigo morphed into an overnight sensation receiving worldwide recognition. The 18-year-old pop star, who recently graduated from high school, topped the music charts with her hit single “Drivers License.” Formerly appearing in Disney‘s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Rodrigo is experiencing newfound fame with her singing career. With that fame has come trepidation about changing a trait that has always been a part of her personality. But, after experiencing the successful launch of her debut album, Sour, Olivia Rodrigo claims she is ready to change her ways and stop being a people pleaser.
The multi-talented performer has made a name for herself in the music industry
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Rodrigo has struck a chord with listeners of all ages, as she has become a household name almost overnight. Her first album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, with two of the singles receiving significant radio airplay.
The young performer first appeared on the Disney Channel in 2016 on the television series Bizaardvark. Her recent crossover into mainstream music seemed to be a natural progression for the talented performer.
What started as a TikTok hobby turned into a wildly successful career. The New Zealand Herald points out that Rodrigo is unstoppable as she “flits between emo-indie rock and sad, slow songs with masterful ease.” They recommend having the tissues handy for “1 Step Forward” and “Traitor,” but suggest getting ready to “rage dance the feelings away” with “Brutal.”
With three VMA awards already under her belt, Rodrigo is a frontrunner for the winner of Song of the Year at the 2022 Grammy Awards Ceremony. Variety predicts the young performer also has a good chance of receiving Best New Artist as she goes up against Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X for Best Album and Best Record of the Year.
Olivia Rodrigo admits to being a ‘people pleaser’
brutal music vid out now!!!! had so much fun making this with my genius friend Petra Collins and I’m so stoked it’s out in the world!!!! hope u love! pic.twitter.com/a60UxdnGr5
— Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo) August 23, 2021
In a recent GQ interview, the “Happier” artist admitted that while she has always been a “people …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet