Who is Olivia Rodrigo, the ‘Disney girl’ who has arrived at the White House

At just 18 years old, Olivia Rodrigo has ousted Justin Bieber himself at the MTV Video Music Awards 2021, where he has won three statuettes. We review who Olivia Rodrigo is and why she has become the new superstar of music… and a necessity for the White House.

You surely don’t know who is olivia rodrigo. Nothing happens: until a few months ago, this 18-year-old Californian was practically unknown to the general public. Despite moving between castings and scenarios since she was just a child. His name has begun to sound strongly as a result of the MTV Video Music Awards 2021, in which he has taken three of the most desired statuettes. Specifically, it was crowned at the MTV awards for best new artist, song of the year and push performance.

But where does Olivia Rodrigo’s success come from? Your song ‘Drivers License’ has part of the responsibility. A song released on YouTube at the beginning of the year and already close to 290 million views. And growing. In fact, it is one of the most listened to songs on Spotify, but not the only one. Your subject ‘good 4 u’ has been the most listened song in Spotify during the summer… in all the planet. It has touched 600 million views, in addition to the 253 million it accumulates on YouTube.

Who is Olivia Rodrigo and why is she the new music superstar

It is clear that Olivia Rodrigo is an artist of great numbers. On Instagram it exceeds 17 million followers, on Twitter it accumulates 1.4 million and on TikTok it sweeps with almost 11 million (and 73 million ‘likes’). Such is its influence among young people that the White House opted for her for a campaign that sought to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The images of her appearance before the accredited media at the seat of US power show that Olivia Rodrigo is much more than a passing star.

In fact, this young artist has spent her entire life between cameras and spotlights. When she was just a child, she participated in an advertising campaign for the Old Navy brand. And in 2015 she landed her first movie role, ‘An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success’. Then came his signing for Disney, where he participated in the series ‘Bizaardvark’ between 2016 and 2019. Then she made the leap to Disney + to be one of the protagonists from ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, where he also wrote (and performed) part of the soundtrack. It was time to combine acting with music, as other ‘Disney girls’ such as Hillary Duff, Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez.

In fact, in 2020 he signed his first record deal and in May of this year he released his first album, ‘Sour’. The rest is history … and it will continue to be: we are dealing with an emerging artist who has ceased to be. The new trendy singer is already among us, and comes stomping as hard as Taylor Swift (whom she confesses to admire and who she is a friend of). Do not stop the party.

Miguel Angel Ossorio

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Who is Olivia Rodrigo, the ‘Disney girl’ who has arrived at the White House

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