Olivia Rodrigo Wins New Artist Award

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Olivia Rodrigo accepts the award for New Artist of the Year on the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Not so bitter! Olivia Rodrigo took dwelling the trophy for New Artist of the Year on the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, incomes her the report for many wins in a single year by a first-time nominee.

“Thank you so much to the AMAs and to the fans who voted for this award,” the 18-year-old musician stated whereas accepting her award. “It means so much to me. Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world, and I am so grateful for everyone who has embraced my music.”

The “Brutal” singer had probably the most nominations of any artist on Sunday, incomes nods for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist — Pop, Favorite Trending Song, Favorite Song — Pop and Favorite Album — Pop.



Olivia Rodrigo accepts the award for New Artist of the Year on the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star was up towards one in all her idols in a number of classes: Taylor Swift. The “All Too Well” singer, 31, was additionally nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist — Pop and Favorite Album — Pop. The Valentine’s Day star gained the latter two awards.

“I’ve always looked up to Taylor since I was literally five years old,” Rodrigo informed NME in May. “Obviously, I think she’s the best songwriter of all time, but she’s so business-savvy and she really cares about her career in that regard too — that’s been really inspiring for me to watch somebody take control of their career and their life like that.”

The “Good 4 U” singer additionally gave Swift songwriting credit score on “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back” from her debut album, Sour.

“We interpolated ‘New Year’s Day,’ which is Taylor’s song from Reputation,” she defined throughout a May interview with Zach Sang. “I came up with the ‘1 Step Forward’ concept, and I sort of wrote a verse and a chorus. … I was in the car on a road trip, and when I got home, I decided to sing it over the chords of ‘New Year’s Day.’ I think they’re really beautiful chords. I was lucky enough to get that approved, and it’s on the record now.”

Rodrigo later added the “Red” songstress to the credit of “Deja Vu” together with Jack Antonoff, who produced a number of of Swift’s albums, and St. Vincent.



Olivia Rodrigo performs “Traitor” on the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Disney star and the Cats actress have by no means collaborated collectively, however they did get to satisfy one another on the 2021 BRIT Awards in May. Swift additionally despatched Rodrigo a handwritten letter to congratulate her on the success of “Drivers License,” launched in January.

“I don’t want to divulge too much because it’s really sweet and personal, but she talks a lot about how, I think, you make your own luck in the world,” Rodrigo informed Billboard of the word in May. “And when you do kind things to others, good things come your way.”

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