A stand-out success

Olivia Rodrigo deserves the hype


I remember driving down the street in early July when a song suddenly came on the radio, “Drivers License.” From that moment on, I knew Olivia Rodrigo would become a vital part of my playlist. 

Rodrigo is not an overrated artist. She is incredibly talented for her age: she’s been nominated for six Grammy awards and has unique song ideas, despite complying to current pop genre trends.

Rodrigo released her first hit single at the age of 16, which landed on the Billboard Hot 100. When she was 17 years old, she released a number one hit on the Hot 100, “Drivers License,” making her the youngest artist to ever accomplish this. 

At 18, she released “Deja Vu,” and became the first artist to have her first two singles hit the Top 10. These feats prove the fact that she is one of the most talented young artists of her time.

Singing is not the only part of her background that is impressive. She’s been acting since she was 14, being seen in episodes of Fox’s “New Girl” and Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” This just goes to show how her talents have gotten her a very long way since then.

Not only is she one of the most successful young artists in the past couple of decades, but she is able to do so without stealing ideas and copying other artists. Taylor Swift writes about multiple boys and how she got her heart broken every single time, while Rodrigo wrote an album about only one boy and the hardships of ending that relationship.

Although these may sound the same, they’re not. Rodrigo puts a unique spin on all her songs so that she doesn’t sound like anyone else. Her chord progressions, dynamics and overall singing talent is unparalleled to other artists. All of these reasons prove how she is not overrated. Just because she is successful and extremely popular doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve it. She is a talented young artist that needs more recognition for the incredible things she has done.