2021 looks bright for 17 year old Olivia Rodrigo whose debut single outside of Disney titled, ‘Drivers License’ has made her gain widespread recognition.
Olivia’s first major role was in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark in 2016 where she played Paige Olvera, before her second major role in the High School Musical Mockumentary, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, starring as Nini Salazar- Roberts.
The song is already being called song of the year, as fans and critics alike have praised the song, calling her the next Taylor Swift and the next Lorde, both of whom are Olivia’s biggest inspirations.
Though the song itself is wonderful, it’s safe to say that a major reason why it has blown up is because of the drama behind the release of the song. Fans have developed many theories about the song, saying the heartbreaking lyrics are about her HSMTMTS costar Joshua Bassett, who she has been rumored to have dated.
Joshua Bassett, 20, has been frequently seen with Sabrina Carpenter as of late; they even appeared in each other’s Tiktoks once during Halloween, and now fans think they are dating.
Allegedly, Joshua seems to have broken up with Olivia for Sabrina because of the age difference. Olivia is 17, while Sabrina is 21 (Olivia sings this in her song as well, ‘She’s so much older than me.’)
However, if the song is about Joshua or not, Olivia is making waves and earning new fans. She even got a shout-out from her idol, Taylor Swift who called Olivia ‘her baby’. Olivia’s fan following is also increasing, as she has gained over 1 million followers after the release of her song.