Olivia Rodrigo is one of the best success stories of 2021 so far, becoming the first female artist to ever have two debut singles hit number one on the Billboard Global 200 and Hot 100 charts.
This now eighteen-year-old kicked started her career back when she was just twelve years old, playing Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark. The show ended back in 2019, but in the same year, she debuted as Nini in the Disney+ new series “High School Musical the Musical the Series.”
Beginning to gain more popularity from her television roles, she began to dabble in the music industry as well. Rodrigo wrote the song “All I Want”; which was performed by her character Nini in the show. This song was well received reaching 70 million views on Youtube alone, but this is nothing compared to the success she reached in 2021.
On January 8, 2021, Olivia Rodrigo released her hit song “Drivers License” which has reached over 214 million views on Youtube and broke a Spotify record for most streams in one day for a non-holiday song. The record was broken with 15.17 million global streams in one day and then broke its own record again the next day with 17.01 million streams.
However, “Drivers License” was not her only song as it was just one of eleven on her new album “Sour”. In May 2021 the album was released and now is in the top ten on the Top 50- USA charts, on Spotify.
This teenager has a bright future ahead of her, having already performed at the BRIT Awards and on Saturday Night Live. As for her album “Sour”, it is easy to guess that many people will be streaming her songs this summer.