If you have been living under a rock, you might not know about the iconic Olivia Rodrigo. Not only is she the sweetest and cutest person, but she also has one of the best voices of the Gen-Z generation. We just know as she continues her career, she is going to become a household name. Get ready, Olivia is going to take over the world!
Start of Her Career
We first met Olivia Rodrigo when she got hired on to star as Nini Salazar-Roberts on Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. She is not only an actress, but she penned the song ‘All I Want’ from the series within three days of filming. The song went viral on TikTok and has gone on to become certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Olivia’s official debut single, ‘drivers license,’ is really what kicked off her music career. Not only is the song an amazing track that documents a heartbreak that Olivia went through, but it also broke a string of records! The song broke the Spotify record for the most single-day streams for a non-holiday song, topped the US Billboard Hot 100, and spent eight weeks at number one! Olivia is the first non-American Idol female artist to have their debut single sit at number one since Lauryn Hill in 1998. She is also the youngest artist to ever debut at the top of the chart.
Olivia released her debut album, SOUR, on May 21st through Geffen Records. This album was highly anticipated and definitely lived up to the hype. We don’t know what we were expecting from Olivia’s debut album, but we are so obsessed with the entire album. Although each song can stand on its own, we believe the best way to listen to the album is to listen to it from top to bottom. Each song is perfectly placed and easily moves from one to the other.
Our favorite albums usually follow one storyline, but add different perspectives, and SOUR did just that! This genre-hopping, angsty, yet self-aware album is going to top the charts and our playlists for months and years to come. THP HQ has been blasting this album on a loop since the release, and we are not sorry about it!
Our absolute favorite tracks are: ‘jealousy, jealousy,’ ‘brutal,’ ‘good 4 u,’ and ‘favorite crime’.
In conclusion, Olivia Rodrigo is the biggest artist on the rise. She has broken many records and continues to amaze us with the talent that she has. Olivia is an incredible songwriter that is able to break our hearts, while simultaneously giving us so much joy. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this starlet. She’s officially on our Ones To Watch list!
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