Welcome to the BRIT Awards, Olivia Rodrigo. The younger starlet made her first look on the present, hitting the pink carpet forward of her highly-anticipated debut UK efficiency.
All eyes have been on Olivia Rodrigo in the course of the 2021 BRIT Awards on Tuesday (Might 11.) After the 18-year-old singer kicked off the yr along with her smash hit, “Drivers License,” it was secure to say that hers was going to be essentially the most anticipated efficiency of the evening. Nonetheless, earlier than she might sing in entrance of a U.Ok. crowd for the primary time in her life, she wanted to strut down the pink carpet – and he or she did! She introduced some taste to the pink carpet along with her vibrant, lime-green outfit and sharp black pumps. It was a youthful and fashionable look, one which captured the present vibe of the second. She wore her hair unfastened, and her make-up was on level.
What a distinction a couple of months make. On the finish of 2020, Olivia – as a musician – was solely actually identified for “All I Need,” the 2019 track she written for Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence. She was extra often called a Disney-branded actress – along with her starring roles in Bizaardvark and HSM:TM:TS. Olivia’s “All I Need” was a minor hit, debuting at No. 90 on the Billboard Sizzling 100. It trended on TikTok and has been licensed Gold by the RIAA – which led to her signing with Interscope, per W Journal. Whereas this average early success hinted at what was coming subsequent. She teamed with producer/songwriter Dan Nigro, and collectively, they co-wrote the track that might be thought of Olivia’s true breakthrough: “Drivers License.” It debuted at No. 1, broke Spotify streaming data, and made her one of many 4 artists born within the 2000s to have a No. 1 track.
The success was attributed to it being a “hovering energy pop ballad full of teen angst,” which captured the zeitgeist of a yr spend in a pandemic (and the effervescent temper of GenZ.) The track additionally had some notoriety behind it, because of the rumored private drama involving Olivia’s HSM costar Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter. There’s additionally the truth that Olivia has cultivated an viewers by way of TikTok, so there was a fanbase prepared for this track. All that resulted in an explosive debut that made Olivia the brand new huge music star.
About three months after “Drivers License,” Olivia dropped “Deja Vu.” Just like the prior track, “Deja Vu” focuses on heartbreak and love, which has prompted many to criticize her for under writing about relationships. She famous, in a latest interview with The Guardian, that she’s suffered some “sexist criticism of songwriters like me being instructed that they solely write songs about boys,” to which she factors out that she’s not even sufficiently old to drink legally in the US but.
“I’m a teenage lady, I write about stuff that I really feel actually intensely,” she mentioned, including that she channels what feels “genuine and pure” to her. “I don’t actually perceive what folks need me to put in writing about; would you like me to put in writing a track about earnings taxes? How am I going to put in writing an emotional track about that?”
Followers will get an concept of her songwriting scope when she drops her debut album, Bitter, on Might 21. One week earlier than it arrives, Olivia will share “Good 4 U.”