Olivia Rodrigo Dominates Grammy Nominations After Breakout Year

Olivia Rodrigo Dominates Grammy Nominations After Breakout Year

2021 breakout star Olivia Rodrigo is the only artist to be nominated in all four of The Grammys core categories. 

The singer-songwriter has been nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

She also swept the pop nominations, up for awards for Best Pop Solo Performance (drivers licence), Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video (good 4 u).

Rodrigo released her debut single, drivers license, on January 8 this year and no one could have predicted what followed.

With the help of multiple TikTok trends, the single shot Rodrigo into global stardom.

The song broke a number of records at the time of its release, including the most single-day streams on Spotify, spent eight consecutive weeks at number one to become the longest-running number-one single in chart history, and more.

It has since amassed over one billion streams on Spotify alone, as well as gaining over 300 million YouTube views on its accompanying music video.

Rodrigo followed it up with two more equally successful singles, deja vu and good 4 u, with the latter also hitting over one billion Spotify streams.

And finally, in May 2021, her highly-anticipated debut album Sour was released.

The eleven-track record had the biggest opening week for an album by a female artist at the time of its release, prompting its Grammys nomination.

Rodrigo is up for seven Grammys in total after her record-breaking year.

The 2022 Grammys will take place on Monday 31 January in Los Angeles.

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