“Drivers License” will serve as the lead song of Rodrigo’s upcoming EP, which will be released later this year.
To celebrate the release of a lovely ballad, Billboard has put together five things you need to know about the up-and-coming star.
She’s the next generation of Wildcat.
What team? Before branching out to a solo song, the 17-year-old took a big break with acting in the original Disney + series. High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesRodrigo plays music student Nini Salazar-Roberts as Gabriella Montez, a role played by Vanessa Hudgens in the film. In the production of East High’s first musical High school music(Season 2 series is currently filming)
She started on the Disney Channel.
Rodrigo is now better known as part of the High school music The Universe, however, had a major role on TV for the first time. BizaardvarkThis is another Disney Channel original series that ran from 2016 to 2019.The teen star played Paige Olvera, a guitarist who made a viral video with her BFF, along with co-stars Madison Hu and Jake Paul. 3 seasons
She has Taylor Swift’s seal of approval.
After the release of “Drivers License”, none other than Taylor Swift expressed support for the single, proudly commenting on Rodrigo’s post about seeing her song below the superstar duo. Forever Bonus Tracks – “Right Where You Left Me” and “It’s Time to Go” – on the iTunes chart.
However, that’s not the first time Taylor has expressed his love for Rodrigo on social media. Back in April 2020, younger stars covered. Lovers– The fan-favorite “Cruel Summer” for MTV’s Alone Together Jam session and Swift noticed the performance on her Instagram Stories. “THE TALENT” she wrote “Love This !!! Thank you for this beautiful show @ olivia.rodrigo “
Naturally, Rodrigo was quite excited about shouting out of her idol and sharing her happy reaction on her own Instagram feed. ”TAYLOR SWIFT is the reason I wrote the song. And she posted me on her story and told me I was mentioned ??? When Ashton Kutcher, Gonna jumped out of the hustle with a camera !!!! ???! ??! “, She wrote and declared,” I, GONNA, framed this screenshot and hung it over me. Forfeited my first one “
She changed one important detail into her “driver’s license”.
While her debut single is clear about the breakup, Rodrigo has not yet publicly confirmed whether the song was inspired by ending a relationship with an ex. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Co-star Joshua Basset (The duo reportedly split in 2020 and he was later spotted with Sabrina Carpenter more than a few times) However, many fans have noticed the change in the lyrics from the “Drivers License” version. Previous leaked They theorize that the track is targeted at Basset.
“Olivia changed the lyrics from” with that brunette “to” that blonde. ” “When I told you I was screaming, girls were screaming Queen of Truth,” one fan tweeted. Another Twitter user announced, “I’m not a fan of Olivia Rodrigo. But it’s her new song ???? Joshua basket or whatever name you dare to hurt her like, wtf. “
However, it should be noted that Basset liked Rodrigo’s Instagram post revealing the release date and cover image of the single.
She has written the Hot 100 Hit already.
A “driver’s license” may have been provided for Rodrigo’s musical career in another lane. But she was also on the podium to hit the Billboard Hot 100 before the single was released. High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesFor the theme song, the star wrote the piano-driven ballad “All I Want,” her character starred in the fourth episode of the first season. Thanks to its weak lyrics and fan popularity, the song finally ranked 90th on the Hot 100 and received gold certification after the soundtrack in January 2020.