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Who is Olivia Rodrigo?
Olivia Rodrigo is an American singer–songwriter and actress who was best known for her lead acting roles in Disney Channel's comedy series Bizaardvark and the 2019 Disney+ mockumentary series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. After signing to Geffen Records in 2020, she released her debut single drivers license on January 8, 2021 to unprecedented commercial and critical success. Billboard later declared the single one of the most dominant number-one songs in Hot 100 history.
SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo
Sour debuted at #1 on the US albums chart with 287K units, making Olivia the first female musician to debut at #1 on their first album. It is expected to spend a second week at #1 on the US albums chart with 150-170K units sold.
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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.
Jodie Comer, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Tesssa Thompson, Jennifer Hudson and Ruth Negga are among the stars who feature in the video.
Most of the celebrities interpret the song as a story of teen angst, while others like Comer showcase their impressive vocal skills as they belt out the lyrics.
The video comes ahead of the 2022 Oscars, which takes place on Sunday, March 27.
Stepping into a DMV when you’re about to take your first driver’s test, while nerve wracking, is something of a milestone. And Olivia Rodrigo has been hitting milestones with frequency this year: her first album SOUR debuted at the top of the charts in May after the success of three previously released singles, most notably the viral “drivers license” (hence the DMV locale and its “interesting vibes.”) Her pop stardom may seem sudden, but Rodrigo has been entranced by music and songwriting for the majority of her 18 years, as if she’s been observing the right moves from the backseat of the car until it was time for her to get behind the wheel.
Rodrigo and her band take on the Tiny Desk mentality as they experiment with arrangements throughout this performance, embracing new sounds for her songs. The set begins with an acoustic version of the pop-punk-ish single “good 4 u,” and a similar setup continues with the addition of an echoey, electric guitar in “traitor.” “drivers license” features only Rodrigo and her keyboard, a shift from the recorded version well-known for Dan Nigro’s production and the ever-present beeping of a car door sensor. “deja vu” starts softly with just an acoustic guitar until the chorus ramps up to a full band after she exclaims, “Do you get deja vu, huh?”
SOUR tells the story of a first heartbreak, one that inspires an intense anguish most accessible when you’re a teenager. That open wound, empty-chest feeling of a breakup, especially when you’re as young as Rodrigo, is difficult to shake. The album allowed listeners to bask in Rodrigo’s heartache as if it were their own, but as she dances around an empty DMV and laughs along to a song about betrayal, she proves that time heals all wounds.
Olivia Rodrigo performs “driver’s license” Live at Austin City Limits. Olivia Rodrigo’s Austin City Limits performance premieres December 4 on PBS. Watch live or stream the episode at pbs.org/austincitylimits.
The gallery has been updated with HD captures from the music videos for drivers license, deja vu and good 4 u. You can check out the thumbnails and links below.