Olivia Rodrigo Biography

Olivia Rodrigo’s rise to stardom has been a wild ride. From her starring in the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark to playing Nini in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to Olivia dropping her debut album SOUR the star has done a lot in her life already. 

Olivia was born and raised in Temecula, California, on February 20, 2003, making her 18 years old. From the start, Olivia said that she’s always loved singing and writing songs. She would perform for her family and would sing silly little songs. Her fame, however, came to grow during 2019, when the first season of HSMTMTS was released. The show’s soundtrack was a memorable album, but one song that stood out against the others was “All I Want,” written and sung by none other than Olivia Rodrigo. The track made it to the Billboard charts a year later and was the most streamed song off of the show’s album. With the song’s success, Olivia faced a lot of doors opening. Before COVID hit, she met with the team from Interscope/Geffen Records, where she met Dan Nigro, the producer behind SOUR. And that’s how her music career started. 

During quarantine, Olivia wrote songs in her living room, bedroom, basically all over her house. And then later, she and Dan would produce them in a garage, including ‘drivers license’. In an interview with Apple Music, Olivia shared the story of how the song came to be, “I was driving around my neighborhood, actually listening to really sad songs and crying in the car, and I got home, and I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll write a song about this, crying in the car.’ So I just sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I liked.” When writing and releasing the song, she never expected it to get the response it did. The song stayed no. 1 on Billboard’s chart ‘Hot 100’ for four weeks. After the single was released, fans were just as excited when she dropped her second single, ‘Deja vu’ but were even more excited when she released a punk-pop song called ‘good 4 u’. The single was Olivia’s second song to reach no. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100! 

Shortly after ‘good 4 u’ was released, Olivia released her debut album, ‘SOUR’. The album includes eight new tracks along with the three previously released singles. Olivia talks about a lot of her experiences with different things, from heartbreak to jealousy to proudness. Every song on the album expresses a different feeling, and all have their uniqueness. 

Olivia Rodrigo has made a mark in the music industry by releasing authentic songs, and she’s not stopping any time soon. Her music continues to make an impact on people’s lives and their perspectives. Many things await her in the future, and many people are excited to see what they are.