Not so sour! Olivia rodrigo won the trophy as New Artist of the Year at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21, giving her the record for most wins in a year by a first-time nominee.
“Thank you so much to the AMAs and the fans who voted for this award,” the 18-year-old musician said as he accepted his award. “It means so much to me. Writing songs is my favorite thing in the whole world, and I’m so grateful to everyone who has taken my music to heart.”
The “brutal” singer had the most nominations of any artist on Sunday, earning Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Artist – Pop, Favorite Trend Song, Favorite Song – Pop and Favorite Album – Pop.
That High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Star was up against one of his idols in several categories: Taylor Swift. The “All Too Well” singer, 31, was also nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop and Favorite Album – Pop. That Valentine’s Day star won the latter two awards.
“I’ve always looked up to Taylor since I was literally five years old,” Rodrigo said NME in May. “Of course I think she’s the best songwriter of all time, but she’s so business savvy and she’s really worried about her career in that regard too – it’s been really inspiring for me to see someone take control of their careers and their lives. thus. .”
The “Good 4 U” singer also gave Swift songwriting credit for “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back” from her debut album, Angry.
“We interpolated ‘New Year’s Day’, which is Taylor’s song from Reputation, ”She explained during a May interview with Zach sang. “I came up with the concept ‘1 Step Forward’ and I wrote like 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 from ‘New Year’s Day’. I think “It’s really beautiful chords. I was so lucky to get it approved and it’s registered now.”
Rodrigo later added the “Red” singer to the credits of “Deja Vu” along with Jack Antonoff, who produced several of Swift’s albums, and St. Vincent.
Disney star and Cats The actor has never collaborated together, but they managed to meet each other at the BRIT Awards 2021 in May. Swift also sent Rodrigo a handwritten letter congratulating her on the success of the “Drivers License,” released in January.
“I do not want to divulge too much, for it is really sweet and personal, but she talks a lot about how, I think, you create your own luck in the world,” Rodrigo said Billboard of the note in May. “And when you do good things to others, good things come to you.”
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