How Olivia Rodrigo is Slaying the Game

Staff Writer: Miriam Cousin

Olivia Rodrigo is an 18-year-old actress and music artist who is absolutely killing it. Rodrigo released her debut single “Driver’s License” about a year ago on January 8, 2021. It is now the longest-running number 1 debut single in the UK in 15 years. Shortly after, she released her album Sour on May 21, 2021. The album became one of the best-selling albums in 2021, and her first three singles were in the top 10 of the Hot 100. Sour was the first debut album in history to earn two number one debuts on the chart. 

Olivia Rodrigo in in her debut single “Driver’s License” 
Photo Credit: YouTube

Rodrigo is now going on her first ever tour for her album Sour. She’s playing across the United States and in other parts of the world such as Berlin, Milan, and Paris, as well as right here in Atlanta. Most dates and cities are sold out or close to selling out.

There have also been speculations that the singer is going to drop a new album soon, with fans saying it will be called SweetSour was more of an angsty/heartbreak type album, while Sweet is rumored to be the opposite: an album full of love songs. It has been confirmed by Rodrigo herself that a new album is in the works. “It’s my little secret. I’m still kind of working on the rest of it,” Rodrigo stated.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album cover
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Along with her music, Rodrigo is still acting. She has been acting since 2015, when she was 11. She was in an Old Navy commercial as well as a Disney Channel show called Bizzardvark, which ran from June 2016 to April 2019. Most recently, she’s been starring in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS), another Disney show where she plays one of the main characters, Nini. There have been speculations that she was going to quit the show to pursue her music even more, but these rumors have been shot down. She states that she is still committed to HSM but wants to focus primarily on music. Olivia will be returning for Season 3 of HSMTMTS, but it might be her last season.

Regardless of what Olivia Rodrigo decides to do, fans are continuing to be supportive of her and whatever she does, just wanting her to be happy. Many more amazing things are going to happen for her in the future, and everyone can’t wait to see what’s next!

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