Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo bagged the coveted Best New Artist Grammy on Sunday, a long-awaited win that caps a milestone year for the breakout star.
“My biggest dream came true,” she said upon receiving her gramophone in Las Vegas from an emotional Rodrigo, who beat rivals like Saweetie, Glass Animals, Finneas and The Kid Laroi to win the prestigious award.
The 19-year-old artist who emerged as a Disney actress released her first single, “drivers license,” last year to critical and popular acclaim for its stripped-back production and raw, cathartic lyricism.
The song made Rodrigo, who has cited Taylor Swift and Lorde as influences, the youngest artist to debut on Billboard’s Top Songs chart, where she spent eight straight weeks at number one.
With the single “drivers license” and the album “Sour” the Californian became one of the most nominated for this year’s Grammys with seven, including the most important categories of album of the year, recording of the year, song of the year and the one already obtained from best new artist.