Olivia Rodrigo is quickly rising to the top of the music world, becoming 2021’s breakout star. Since the release of her hit single ‘Driver’s License’ in January, Rodrigo has become the biggest name in pop music, generating millions of streams and hitting the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Her success is remarkable, even for an artist of her young age, and has seen her grow from a high school freshman to an international superstar in a matter of months. With the release of her debut album ‘Sour’ and recent hit single ‘Good 4 U’, Olivia Rodrigo is set to become one of the biggest names in the music industry.

Born in Temecula, California, in 2003, Olivia Rodrigo has been passionate about music since she was a child. She started playing piano at the age of five, and began writing her own songs at just seven years old. She became obsessed with Taylor Swift after seeing the country icon’s Red tour in person and began to explore her love of songwriting even further. By middle school, she was playing guitar and recording music for fun, and in 2019, signed with La La Land Records.

It was in 2021 when Rodrigo’s career really began to take off. Following the release of her debut single, ‘Driver’s License’, the song soared to the #1 spot on the charts, and made Olivia the youngest artist to ever top the Billboard Hot 100. The powerful ballad quickly accrued millions of streams, and soon after, Rodrigo released her very first EP, ‘Sour’, debuting in the Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

Olivia Rodrigo’s musical style is wide-ranging, encompassing pop, rock, country, and folk. She has a unique ability to create deeply personal music, often dealing with themes of heartbreak and growing up. Rodrigo’s songwriting has been largely autobiographical, allowing listeners to connect to her music on a much deeper level. Although her songs feature simple arrangements, Olivia’s powerful vocals and emotionally-driven lyrics make her songs incredibly powerful.

The young singer is also celebrated for her incredible work ethic and down-to-earth attitude. Despite her newfound fame, Olivia is still a regular 16-year-old girl, albeit with a rapidly increasing fanbase. She is an advocate for inclusivity, especially in the music industry, and she often takes to her social media accounts to speak out against inequity and injustice.

Whether it’s through her music, her activism, or just being a great role model for young fans everywhere, it’s no surprise that Olivia Rodrigo is one of the most talked about rising stars of 2021. Her debut album ‘Sour’ has already achieved major success and proves that Olivia Rodrigo is here to stay. With a talent for writing meaningful lyrics and a voice that knows no bounds, she is well on her way to a long and successful career in music.