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Olivia Rodrigo Wins Best New Artist at Grammys


Olivia Rodrigo won her first Grammy for Best New Artist on Sunday night.

Rodrigo, who rose to fame for her role in the Disney+ original series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” also took home the trophy for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Drivers License.”

The 18-year-old singer has been nominated for seven awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, which together are known as ‘Big Oven”. She also received nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Video.

Her wins came as no surprise, as her single “Driving license” spent its first eight weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The musical artist also won the title from Billboard’s Woman of the Year in February.

Olivia Rodrigo arrives at the Variety 2021 Music Hitmakers Brunch at City Market Social on December 4, 2021 in Los Angeles.

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While other artists racked up more nominations – More precisely Doja Cat, Jon Batiste, Justin Bieber and SHE – Rodrigo was the only nominee in each of the “Big Four” categories. She is also the first Filipino American and the second-youngest artist to be nominated in all four top categories.

In addition to playing the role of Nini in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series“, the pop sensation also wrote several original songs for the show, including “All I Want” and “The Rose Song.” She also co-wrote “Just For a Moment” with her co-star Joshua Bassett.

In March, Rodrigo released a documentary on Disney+ titled “Drive home 2 Uabout her hit album, “Sour.” She will fire her sold-out US tour on April 5 in Portland, Oregon, before heading to Europe in June.

The California-born artist celebrated her seven Grammy nominations last November by post a picture a congratulations cake on Instagram as well as a list of his nominations.

“When I was younger, my family lived a few blocks from the Staples Center, where the Grammys were held every year,” Rodrigo captioned. Publish. “I was still walking outside the arena and staring at the plaques on the ground with all the names of the winners in wide-eyed wonder.”

“A lot of dreams have come true for me this year, but this one is probably the most meaningful,” she said.



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