Olivia Rodrigo became America's Sweetheart last year and honestly, the rest is history.
Her title was cemented in summer 2021 when the pop star visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on July 14th to meet with President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, to record videos about the importance of vaccination for young people.
"It's important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated, and actually get to a vaccination site," Rodrigo said at the time
The trip to the White House was proof of how meteoric Rodrigo's rise to fame has been off the success of her explosive hit "Driver's License," a battle cry for the broken-hearted. And after the release of her debut album, which earned her a whopping 7 Grammy nominations, and a budding relationship, it seems the "Sour" songstress continues to be all anyone wants to talk about.
To get you all caught up on pop's newest princess, here's everything to know about Olivia Rodrigo: boyfriend news, career updates, fun facts, and more.
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Who is Olivia Rodrigo? Meet pop's new It girl
Although most people immediately think of "Drivers License" when they hear the name Olivia Rodrigo, the starlet actually rose to fame for acting. She appeared on Disney Channel's "Bizaardvark," where she played Paige Olvera.
Her streak with Disney continued when she landed the lead role of Nini Salazar-Roberts in the Disney Plus series "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series." The show is a continuation of the famed Disney Channel Original Movie that caused a frenzy in the mid-2000s.
Where is Olivia Rodrigo from?
Olivia Rodrigo hails from Temecula, California. After growing up in Murrieta, CA, she moved to Los Angeles for her acting career.
Is Olivia Rodrigo Filipino?
Yes, Olivia Rodrigo has Filipino heritage. Her father is Filipino-American, while her mother is of Irish and German descent.
In a May 2017 video for Disney Channel in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Rodrigo proudly discussed her ancestry. “My heritage is a part of who I am,” she said. “I’m part Filipina on my dad’s side of the family. My Filipino heritage comes from my great-grandfather. He came on a boat from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. Can you imagine moving to a whole new country all by yourself?”
Rodrigo continued: “Some traditions that have carried over to my generation are that we actually make Filipino food. My great-grandpa had a garden and he also was a really good cook, so he’d make lumpia which is kind of like Filipino egg rolls and really yummy."
Olivia Rodrigo 'Drivers License': Inside the viral hit
In early 2021, "Drivers License" caught the attention of listeners everywhere—and even inspired a skit on Saturday Night Live. The passionate ballad is not actually about obtaining a license, but who the singer was planning to go visit once she had said license.
"Drivers License" is a single that she co-wrote with Dan Nigro, former band member of As Tall As Lions. The track appeared on her first album, Sour, which was released on May 21, 2021.
Olivia Rodrigo's first album 'Sour'
If you thought "Driver's License" was a bop, Rodrigo took things up a notch with her first full-length album, which debuted in May 2021. Naturally, other songs of love gone wrong were a huge hit amongst listeners, particularly "Good 4 U" and "Deja Vu."
"Every song is so personal and close to my heart," she wrote on Instagram. "Getting to share them with people is the most special thing I’ve ever done in my life."
Rodrigo continued: "I hope you guys enjoy the 34 minutes and 46 seconds of me spilling my guts out that is called sour. thank you for helping me turn all my unhappy feelings into one of the best moments of my life."
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Olivia Rodrigo net worth 2021: How much is she worth?
According to various outlets, the 18-year-old is valued at a cool $4 million.
Olivia Rodrigo boyfriend: Who is Adam Faze?
Although those "sour" sentiments inspired a fun album, perhaps Olivia Rodrigo's next body of work will be all about relationship highs, especially now that she's linked to 24-year-old video producer Adam Faze.
While the two have yet to confirm or deny their romance, they were spotted smooching on one occasion and cuddling up during the 'Space Jam 2' premiere, so we have a feeling things are heating up for the two.
Plus, she did provide some insight about her forthcoming tracks to PEOPLE.
"I'm writing songs and I'm really happy. I'm a lot happier than I was when I wrote that record, which is great," she said.
Adam, we have a feeling there's a song with your name on it!
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Who is Olivia Rodrigo's ex boyfriend?
Naturally, someone with a few breakup songs under her belt has a relationship story.
According to sources, people believed Olivia Rodrigo was once tied to her High School Musical castmate, Joshua Bassett. (Season two of the show coincidentally debuts on May 14 on Disney Plus.) Fans believe that the "blonde girl" Rodrigo references in "Drivers License" is about Bassett's rendezvous with Sabrina Carpenter.
This caused friction between the three, but it appears that (at least) Bassett and Rodrigo are now on good terms, as he congratulated the singer on the release of "Deja Vu" via Instagram stories.
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