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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Olivia Rodrigo

Posted on February 20, 2021

Get to know the girl who’s taking the world by storm.

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1. It’s her birthday!

Olivia Rodrigo turns 18 today 🎉 She was born on February 20, 2003 in Temecula, CA, and refers to herself as a “spicy pisces,” as per her Instagram bio.

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2. She broke the Spotify record for most streams of a song in a single day that isn’t a holiday song

Driver’s License climbing the charts all over the world, so it’s no surprise she’s making history. Not bad for a debut!

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3. Driver’s License isn’t her first lyrical masterpiece

When Olivia Rodrigo posted one of her original songs on Instagram, Disney execs took note and asked her to write ‘All I Want’ for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series when she was just 16 years old. She also co-wrote ‘Just For A Moment.’

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4. She’s a Harry Styles stan

She even brought a cardboard cut-out of him to his Hollywood Bowl concert. What a relatable queen.

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5. She played a low-key role in New Girl

Check her out in season 6, episode 18 titled “Young Adult.” Fittingly, she plays a young adult named Terrinea

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6. She’s really into cars

When Nylon featured Olivia as their newest It Girl, she confessed that her first memory of singing was to Taylor Swift’ Picture to Burn, where she famously disses the truck her ex never let her drive. It makes sense that she would be inspired to write her own vehicle-themed breakup anthem!

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7. She’s “the biggest Swftie in the world”

Check out how excited she was when Taylor showed her support on Olivia’s Instagram showing Driver’s License on iTunes’ top songs, next to Taylor Swift.

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8. Her goal is to create music fans can connect with, above all else

It’s no secret there was some speculation surrounding who Driver’s License was about. When asked about the supposed love triangle, she told Billboard,

“I totally understand people’s curiosity with the specifics of who the song’s about and what it’s about, but to me, that’s really the least important part of the song. It’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important.”

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Listen to Driver’s License here.

Watch the music video here.