Olivia Rodrigo was having a big night at the VMAs on September 12, 2021. The 18-year-old pop star has been nominated for several awards and managed to take home a few.
Here’s what you need to know about Rodrigo’s VMAs experience.
2021 was Olivia Rodrigo’s breakout year
It’s no surprise that Rodrigo had a great night at the annual awards show. Her name is on everyone’s tongue, and her songs have been ubiquitous ever since she released her first full-length album, Tart, in May.
Although it’s only been a few months since the album dropped, Rodrigo’s fame has skyrocketed in that short time. He already had a fan base for his role on Disney High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and her first single, “Driving License,” broke Spotify’s record in January.
While Rodrigo is still a teenager, he has already found himself embroiled in some highly publicized relationship drama. Reportedly most of her albums, which consist almost entirely of breakup songs, were inspired by her former romance with her Disney co-star, Joshua Bassett. Speculations about his personal life have only served to increase Rodrigo’s popularity and appeal.
With the backing of established artists like Taylor Swift, Halsey, and Selena Gomez, Olivia Rodrigo has found herself in the ranks of pop’s elite. 2021 was Rodrigo’s breakout year, and fans are eagerly waiting to see what she’ll do next.
He earned nominatedanion for six awards
According to hay-stalker, Rodrigo received a total of six VMA nominations, including nominations for Artist of the Year, Best Pop, and Song of Summer.
She won three of the six awards she was nominated for, this year tying with Lil Nas X for the most wins of all the nominees. Rodrigo took home the Moon Person for “Driving License,” Song of the Year for Best New Artist and Push Performance of the Year.
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Olivia Rodrigo performs ‘Good 4 You’ live
Rodrigo won over fans with a live performance of his hit single at the VMAs. She appeared on a dreamily decorated stage illuminated in shades of purple and blue and covered with imagery of hearts, stars and butterflies. The melodious, pleasant stage set was in direct contrast to his angry, angry songs.
Rodrigo poured out his heart for the crowd while masked dancers swirled around him. As she walked across the stage, interacting with fans in the audience and the dancers behind her, she smiled and glowed gracefully for the camera. One line of the song is, “Good for you, I think you’re getting everything you want; you’ve bought a new car, and your career is really taking off.”
Bitter Line is about an ex who easily moved away from him. But it seems as though Rodrigo has manifested these words in his being. Her career has certainly taken off, as her successful night at the VMAs proves.