You know that song about a girl getting her driver’s license and her heart broken that you heard on a continuous loop for about a good three months?? Well, in case you’ve been living under a rock, that song is called “Drivers License” by the one and only Olivia Rodrigo.
Just that one song was enough to skyrocket her into instant stardom almost overnight, and it was literally just the beginning of a massive 2021. Here are 16 of her biggest moments from this year:
Speaking of “Drivers License,” Rodrigo dropped the song just eight days into the new year, and it actually stopped the world. It broke several massive records, including being the first song in Spotify history to hit 80 million streams in seven days.
Along with that, “Drivers License” secured Rodrigo with her very first Billboard Hot 100 song when it debuted at number one, becoming the youngest solo artist ever to debut at number one — where she stayed for eight weeks.
Her debut album, Sour, came out earlier this year and, of course, broke record after record.
Not only was she nominated for seven awards, but she is now the second youngest artist, behind Billie Eilish, to receive a nomination in all four main categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
President Joe Biden invited her to speak at the White House to promote and encourage younger Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
During a behind-the-scenes video of her time at the White House, Olivia gave more insight on why young Americans should be getting vaccinated, despite not being at a greater risk.
She was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for the first time in May and performed two of her biggest singles — “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U.”
She announced her first-ever tour, which starts next year and currently has 48 shows scheduled across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
She performed her first-ever concert at the Las Vegas iHeartRadio Festival and absolutely rocked the house!
She’s gotten praise from some huge names in the industry for the success of her album, including from her ultimate role model, Taylor Swift.
When “Drivers License” came out and was charting right alongside Taylor Swift’s deluxe Evermore tracks, Swift gave Rodrigo some sweet words of encouragement.
She attended her first-ever Met Gala and looked absolutely stunning while doing so.
She wore a punk-glam-inspired “cat suit” by Saint Laurent for her look.
This year, she has won plenty of awards, including an American Music Award, two People’s Choice Awards, and three Video Music Awards.
Speaking of awards and accolades, Olivia was recently named Variety’s songwriter of the year.
During her interview with Time, she spoke about her musical influences and how being a woman in the industry has been so far for her.
She performed at the VMAs for the very first time and, of course, SMASHED IT!!!
During the interview with Rolling Stone, the theme of heartbreak was mentioned, given that both Olivia and Alanis wrote their first albums about that universal experience.
Well, there you have it! Of course, these are only 16 of her biggest moments, but if I listed them all, this post would probably never end since she’s had such a great year! So I can’t wait to see what big things she has planned for 2022!
Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity