If you are a fan of pop songs, then you must have heard of the name Olivia Rodrigo in recent times. If not, then let’s make it easy for you and introduce her. Olivia is an uprising sensation in the pop music industry who has already garnered the attention of millions.
The 18-year-old singer got her first big break when she released her debut single titled Drivers License in January 2021. The song was an instant hit, reaching the top of the charts of different countries, including in the U.S. Ever since then, the aspiring singer-songwriter's life has completely changed.
She currently relishes a fan following of almost 10 million on Instagram and 1 million on Twitter. In addition to that, she also has more than 3.73 million subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel and almost 43 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with the numbers increasing every day.
Now that we are quite familiar with 2021's biggest break-out star let’s dive deep and learn her biography, early days, rise to fame, and net worth details!
Olivia’s Short Bio Plus Family
Hailing from the suburbs of Temecula, California, Olivia was born in 2003 as Olivia Isabel Rodrigo. The rising singer celebrates her birthday on the 20th of February every year. Likewise, her birth sign is Pisces. On February 20, 2021, she celebrated her 18th birthday. On the special occasion, she took to her Instagram handle and thanked all of her fans for their warm birthday wishes.
Olivia Rodrigo celebrating her 18th birthday (Source: Olivia's Instagram)
Her father, Ronald Rodrigo, is a therapist, whereas her mother, Sophia, is a school teacher. Her father is an immigrant from the Philippines and is of Filipino descent. As for her mother, she is of Irish-German descent. Olivia is the only child of her parents.
Is Rodrigo Dating Anyone? Her Relationship Status
The uprising sensation is very private about her personal life. She has maintained a very low-key relationship profile and hasn't posted pictures alongside any handsome hunk via her social media handles.
As a result, her current relationship status remains unknown. However, the same cannot be said when it comes to her past dating life affairs.
As per meaww.com, it is known that Olivia was in a relationship with her Bizaardvark co-star Ethan Wacker. The two first met each other in 2018 while filming Bizaardvark and seemingly began to date. Their togetherness was also usually seen on their social media handles. Sadly, just a year later, in 2019, they decided to part ways. The decision to split was mutual, and they kept a friendly relationship afterward.
Following that, the aspiring singer was linked to two other persons. One was her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star Joshua Bassett (in late 2020), while the other was a fellow singer Conan Gray (in early 2021).
Olivia Rodrigo alongside her rumored beau Joshua Bassett (Source: meaww.com)
However, the talks of Olivia dating either of the two got limited to just speculations as no official confirmation came. Besides, she even clarified that she and Conan were just good friends, and there is no romantic relationship involved. As for Joshua, he was later seen with another girl named Sabrina Carpenter.
She Started Her Career As An Actress
The Filipino-American singer was into acting and singing ever since she was 6 years old. As she grew up, she began taking acting classes and even acted in theater productions during her middle school days.
Olivia’s first major acting gig was in an Old Navy commercial. In 2015, she made her debut when she portrayed the lead role of Grace Thomas in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success. Next year, she received some limelight when she appeared as Paige Olvera in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark.
She portrayed the role for three seasons. In 2019, she was once again selected by Disney to play the role of Nini Salazar-Roberts for their Disney+ series titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Not only that, but she also wrote “All I Want” and co-wrote the “Just for a Moment” soundtrack for the series.
Rodrigo’s Rise To Fame
After investing some years in the acting industry, the Temecula, California native decided to make some career changes and began to write songs. In January 2020, she joined hands with Interscope Records and Geffen Records.
Almost a month later, on January 8, 2021, she dropped her debut single titled Drivers License. In less than a week, the song grabbed the attention of millions, either on YouTube or in Spotify or iTunes. It became the number one song in Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and the United States.
It also reached number one on Billboard Hot 100. Speaking of such a grand hit during an interview, Olivia mentioned: “It's been the absolute craziest week of my life ... My entire life just, like, shifted in an instant.” As of this writing, the song has over 213 million views on Youtube, and it has been streamed over 774 million times on Spotify.
Almost three months later, on April 1, 2021, she released her second single, Deja Vu. The song also received a good response, and it reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, making Rodrigo the first artist whose first two songs got in the top 10 of the Hot 100. The Deja Vu song currently has 77 million views on YouTube and has been listened to almost 195 million times on Spotify.
On May 14, 2021, she released her third single named Good 4 U, which was an instant hit. Much like her debut single, it also debuted at number one on the Hot 100. A week later, on May 21, 2021, she released her debut album titled Sour. As the hype for the album was built up so amazingly that it received very positive reviews from the public and other artists.
The album contained two more songs, Traitor and Brutal, apart from the other three [Drivers License, Deja Vu, and Good 4 U] that were previously released. Ever since her debut album was released, Olivia has been relishing the limelight and the wonderful responses.
The Grammy Nomination Talks
After the young singer's debut single, Drivers License, hit the market and smashed numerous records, many people believed that Olivia would surely grab the Grammy Award nomination. But, to their disappointment, the songwriter wasn't nominated.
This led people to wonder the reason behind it. However, as it turns out, the reason was sensible as well as reasonable. The main reason was that Rodrigo's Drivers License was released on January 8, 2021, and the announcement of Grammy Award nomination was done a few months before the song was released, i.e., on November 24, 2020.
Nonetheless, seeing the rise in popularity of Olivia and her songs being loved by everyone, the time isn't far when she will receive the nomination.
How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Olivia Rodrigo started her career as an actress, and she currently relishes her life as a break-out singer. Her songs have been receiving millions of streams and views and breaking records like no other artists’ songs have for the past few years. And, as we all know, those millions of views and streams are very useful in generating income.
In addition to that, her new line of merchandise has also been quite useful in adding more income to her plate. Considering all of that, it must be sure that the 18-year-old singer-songwriter has a net worth amounting to some millions. In January of 2021, Popbuzz predicted that her net worth is around $500,000.
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But, after her huge success, the numbers have increased quite rapidly. As per Celebrity Net Worth, the current net worth of Olivia Rodrigo amounts to $4 million. Now that’s what people call a turn-of-events and good fortune!