From Disney Channel star to music superstar! Olivia Rodrigo first stepped into the spotlight when she starred as Paige Olvera in the fan-favorite series Bizaardvark for three seasons from 2016 until 2019. Now, the actress-turned-singer has dipped her toe into the music industry and she’s killing it!
On January 8, 2021, she debuted her first single “Drivers License,” which is rumored to be about Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter, whom he was linked to in the past. Along with spilling some major tea in the song’s lyrics, she also garnered some flattering comparisons to Taylor Swift (who even responded to the song’s success).
From there, everyone knew who Olivia was. She released two more singles, “Deja Vu” and “Good 4 U.” Then, on May 21, 2021, she released her first full-length album, SOUR. The album earned praise from her fans and music critics and was number one on the Billboard 200 chart for five weeks! Her album became the longest-reigning number one album by a female artist in 2021.
In November 2021, Olivia scored seven Grammy nominations, including some of the most prestigious nominations like Best New Artist, Song, Record and Album of the Year.
The successful songwriter also announced her SOUR Tour at the end of 2021. Tickets for each show sold out almost instantly.
In February 2022, Olivia announced a Disney+ documentary called “Driving Home 2 U.” The film shares behind-the-scenes footage of the making of SOUR as well as personal insights from Olivia herself. The SOUR film premiered on March 25, 2022.
Before dropping her own solo music, the talented teen showed off her singing skills during the first season of Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series while playing the role of Nini. While chatting with Euphoria Magazine in December 2019, Olivia called her experience on the show “life-changing.”
In the second season, fans got to see even more of Nini’s talent, from her acceptance into the youth conservatory to writing an original song for the upcoming musical. The season also ended with Nini receiving a potential record deal!
With all the accomplishments of the successful songwriter, fans were unsure if she would return for season 3 of HSMTMTS. But Olivia confirmed in December 2021 that she is returning to the series!
Now, with the success of her own solo music and season 3 of HSMTMTS on the way, Olivia has become a household name. Scroll through our gallery to get to know Olivia, and find out everything you need to know about the Grammy-nominated songstress.
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