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Last night, viewers of RuPaul’s Drag Race were treated to a nice surprise! During the show’s Lip Sync for Your Life segment, the three queens in danger of elimination were made to lip sync to Olivia’s good 4 u. Notably, this marks one of the quickest turn-arounds for a song to be licensed as a lip sync; the season, which was filmed in June of 2021, would’ve begun its production only a few weeks after the song and album’s release.


Olivia Rodrigo was a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show! Check out the highlights below.

No to Social Media Scrolling; Yes to BoredomHeartbreakSorry, Not Sorry
Olivia Rodrigo talks to Drew about being “pereptually single,” why she tries to limit her time on social media and looking at her phone and the importance of boredom.

Olivia Rodrigo joins Drew to give her a behind the scenes look at the heartbreak that she sings about in “Sour.” She also tells Drew about her new film “OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u,” which premieres on Disney+ on March 25.

Olivia Rodrigo talks to Drew about her Disney+ film “OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u,” reveals exactly who she writes her songs for and why her vulnerability is key to her success.


Olivia Rodrigo Used Her Driver's License To Visit a British Pub

James welcomes his guests Olivia Rodrigo and actress Renate Reinsve, who are both having incredible years. After celebrating Olivia’s 7 Grammy nominations and Renate’s BAFTA nod, Renate shares how she got a job working at a Scottish bar when she was just 16. Then, the 19-year-old star of “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u” shares how she was able to use her real ID to get into a pub after the Brit Awards.


Olivia Rodrigo Names Her Favourite Lyrics off 'SOUR'

Ahead of the release of her new film “Driving Home 2 U (A SOUR Film)”, which drops this Friday on Disney+, we chatted with pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo about her favourite lyrics of her debut album “SOUR”! The star reflects back on her smash hit “Driver’s License” and what fans can expect from the new film.


jealousy, jealousy from OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)

Check out this clip of jealousy, jealousy from OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a sour film), streaming March 25 on #DisneyPlus!


Olivia Rodrigo

The biggest new artist of 2021 on her upcoming film, first-ever tour, and recording new music

Olivia Rodrigo’s past year has been nothing short of triumphant. Beginning with the smash success of her debut single drivers license, she’s become one of the most interesting and evocative new stars in pop music, not to mention the biggest. Her album Sour, released last May, built on the emotional promise of drivers license, but injected it with surprisingly punk-y energy, like on hit single good 4 u and opening track brutal. The album hit number one, went platinum, and netted the 19-year-old seven Grammy nominations.

There was just one issue: Thanks to the pandemic, Rodrigo barely got to perform live for her fans. Now, she’s solving that problem in two ways. Her first ever tour starts next month, the headlining Sour trek. But before that, she’s partnered with Disney+ for the film Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film), which will be released on the streaming platform March 25. Structured like a road trip between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, the special features live performances of Sour tracks, intimate interviews about the songs, and behind-the-scenes footage shot during recording sessions with producer Dan Nigro.

“For a year, I filmed a show in Salt Lake City,” she says, referring to the Disney series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. “So I started writing there and ended writing and producing [the album] in L.A.” She re-created the trip between the cities late last year for the film, stopping in spots like the Mojave Airplane Boneyard and the Red Rock Canyon State Park. “You get to see the beautiful scenic drive.”

Going back and watching the footage of herself recording Sour with Nigro was its own kind of journey. The pair installed a GoPro in the L.A. studio where they worked soon after “Drivers License” was released. They were still very much finishing up the album, and the camera captures them picking apart arrangements, lyrics, and song order as it gets down to the wire.
“When you put out an album or put out singles, they take on an entirely different meaning. I think that’s the beautiful part about music,” she explains. “It was really interesting to go back and watch footage of when the songs are kind of beginning to form. I think there’s magic to that creative process, and they’re really fond memories in my life.”

Many of the live performances in the film are made even more special by the all-girl band Rodrigo has assembled. Together they perform even more rock-focused arrangements of the songs, upping the grunge-y kick of tracks like brutal and jealous, jealousy. Most of the band should be joining the singer on her upcoming tour, which starts just days after the film is released. “I think it’s so cool to watch women in rock, and I feel like there’s probably not enough of that shown in the media,” she adds.

That tour will be Rodrigo’s first ever. Back when she appeared on Rolling Stone’s cover alongside Alanis Morissette, she asked the icon about what it’s like to be on the road. Now, it’s finally happening, and Rodrigo is both a little nervous and very excited. “It’s a brand-new experience for me that I’ve never really had a test of, so it’s going to be really fun,” she says. “I put out my music in the isolation of COVID, so I’ve gotten to play very, very little shows. I’m excited to see my fans in real life. There’s something so special about that that can’t be captured by social media and technology.”

When she thinks of concert experiences she’s had that she wants to emulate for her fans, Lorde’s Melodrama tour comes to mind. “I was 14, and it was so incredible and so artful,” she reminisces. “I remember walking out of the Staples Center and being like, ‘I want to make a show and a piece of art that transports you.’ That was the gold standard for me.”

For Rodrigo, the film provides two important elements to the impending end of her Sour “era.” For friends and fans who can’t make the tour, they can still at least get a taste of what the songs will sound like on tour. driving home 2 u is also a victory lap for her debut album. She even added a previously unreleased song to the end credits, a scrapped and still-in-progress iPhone demo that currently doesn’t have a name. “I was listening to some of them and heard it and thought, ‘Oh, it’s kind of good!’ With the film, I wanted people to have a new bit of Sour content with it.”

As for the next chapter, she’s already been back in the studio working on her second LP, trying to get as much done as possible before hitting the road. “It felt like a closing chapter for me,” she adds. “I’m so, so excited to put out new music and to create the next set of worlds.”

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Olivia Rodrigo Performs deja vu at the 2022 Billboard Women in Music Awards

Watch Olivia Rodrigo perform her hit ‘Deja Vu’ at this year’s Women In Music awards.


Alanis Morissette & Olivia Rodrigo sit down for Rolling Stone

Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morissette have a surprising number of similarities, despite their age difference of nearly three decades. Here’s the advice that Morissette gave the young singer and what they have in common besides finding success in the music industry.

Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morisette have a lot in common

Alanis Morissette and Olivia Rodrigo have a great deal in common, so it makes sense that Rolling Stone had them interview each other in October 2021.

Although the two stars have a nearly 30-year age difference, they have had similar career paths. They were both child actors – Rodrigo starred on Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, while Morissette was on the Canadian sketch show You Can’t Do That on Television.

But they both rocketed to new heights of fame when they pursued music careers, and some of their best songs are about bitter breakups. Rodrigo’s relationship with her Disney co-star, Joshua Bassett, inspired nearly all of the songs on her award-winning debut album Sour, including the lead single drivers license. As for Morissette, one of her most beloved songs is the scathing, seething hit, You Oughta Know.


SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo claims Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart once more.

The most-streamed album of the week, SOUR knocks Ed Sheeran’s Equals back down to Number 2, though Equals is the most physically purchased and most downloaded album of the week in Ireland.

Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits climbs two this week, landing at Number 3.

Further down, on the week of the release of (most of) Donda 2, Ye – AKA Kanye West – sees two of his previous albums fly into this week’s Top 50, 2007’s Graduation (35) and 2021’s Donda (45).

Other albums making a return to the Top 50 are Dave’s Psychodrama (40), Michael Jackson’s Number Ones (42), When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish (48), and Oasis best-of Time Flies: 1994-2009 (50).

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