Before achieving fame, the journey to get there might take years for many people. However, it appeared as though 18-year-old singer and composer Olivia Rodrigo sprang out of thin air and effortlessly ascended to the top of the charts overnight. Even though she was born into a family that had ordinary lives and was raised far away from the bright lights of Hollywood, she always gave off the impression that she was meant to become a famous actress.
How exactly did she get to be the phenomenon that she is today? The following is information on her extraordinary ascent to stardom.
First TV gigs
In 2015, Olivia landed her first significant role on television in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success.
The next year, 2016, saw the singer known as "Deja Vu" make the shift to Disney, where she appeared in the film Bizaardvark in the role of Paige Olvera.
Before the programme was discontinued in 2019, Olivia played the part for a total of three seasons, during which she had her first opportunities to showcase her vocal abilities.
In 2017, she also had a guest appearance on New Girl, where she shared the screen with Zoey Deschanel.
2. High School Musical: The Series, The Musical
Olivia played Nini Salazer-Roberts, one of the key characters in the reboot of High School Musical, which is considered to be one of her most significant roles to date on television.
She realised that her hits from High School Musical were climbing the charts in the United States after she performed them, giving her the opportunity to showcase her vocal abilities even more.
Just before to the release of her debut album, 'Sour,' the second season of the High School Musical follow-up series that airs on Disney+ was shown.
3. The 'Drivers License' Is Made Available
In the year 2020, Olivia secured her first record deal, and the following year, in January 2021, she released the song 'Drivers License,' which she describes as the tune that "changed her life."
Within a week, it had climbed to the top of the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States and was shattering several records on Spotify. It broke the record for the most plays in a single day and achieved 100 million plays in the shortest length of time ever recorded in the annals of Spotify's service.
It has been speculated that the song is about ex-boyfriend and current co-star Joshua Bassett.
4. The relationship between Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift
Olivia, a self-proclaimed Taylor Swift superfan, just couldn't help but perform some of her own renditions of Swift's songs, which ultimately led to Swift herself praising Olivia for her abilities.
Even the vocalist of "Shake It Off" sent her congratulations when Olivia scored her first number one single.
The song "Deja Vu" by Olivia is supposedly influenced by "Cruel Summer" by Taylor Swift. This is according to Rolling Stone.
5. Debut album, titled "Sour".
Olivia released her first studio album, titled "Sour," in May 2021, just a few short months after the popularity of her single "Drivers License." It had her best songs, such as "Good 4 U," and of course, it became the number one album in every country in the world.
Now fans are already demanding for a second album, and here's hoping that we won't have to wait too long for it!
6. The initial excursion
Fans of Olivia were overjoyed when she announced that she will be bringing her record on tour in 2022 around the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and other European countries.
Tickets were sold out almost as soon as they were made available, and Olivia had to reassure her devoted following that they will have many more chances to witness her perform live in the future.