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Here's Why Olivia Rodrigo Is Going to Be the Next Gen Z Superstar

Pop Culture

Fri, June 07

Olivia Rodrigo is a superstar in the making.

Her journey has been commendable, from her acting debut as 'Grace Thomas in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success to her starring role in the hit Disney series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Her journey from actress to pop star is very entertaining. Her ability to hypnotize and create a magnetic surge of energy in any room she is in is truly fascinating. Her concerts sell out because she's a phenomenal singer, and her lyrics have her unique mark on them. Her songs are blockbuster hits because she captures real emotions and feelings in her lyrics, which speak to her audience, especially teenagers and young adults.

She has a natural charisma that draws people in, whether that be her audience or her other fellow artists. She is a respected artist who values ethics and principles and is humble and kind despite her fame, which sometimes tends to deteriorate with the pressure of being in the limelight.

What was the starting point?

Olivia Rodrigo signed with Geffen Records in 2020, advocating for herself and successfully securing ownership of the masters of her music.

In October of 2021, she released her debut single, Drivers License. It was an instant pop hit that broke records all over the place. Her song debuted at the number one spot on Billboard's top 100. In an interview, Olivia said, "It's been the absolute craziest week of my life ... My entire life just, like, shifted in an instant."

Check out her pop hit on YouTube here.

With immense speed and power, Fame came to her like a lightning bolt. Her music speaks to people in a way that makes them feel something, whether that be joy or sadness. This is what sets her apart from other artists.

Her albums have always captured emotions incredibly well—not that other artists don't, but the difference between them and Olivia is her ability to create songs that are not only meaningful but also relatable to most if not all, teens and young adults.

Her album 'SOUR' reached a huge audience and was a global hit. Every song on that album performed incredibly well and became the center of attention for months, from trendy TikTok audio to covers and dance tutorials.

What is a 'Popstar Quality'?

A true popstar isn't made solely on the basis of their music but on their entire persona. She has the perfect blend of charisma and enchantment. Her concerts and performances are out of this world. From bizarre props to beautiful costuming, it all comes together perfectly. Her entire personality screams "superstar."

She is the prime example of an all-rounder, with unreal talent and skills evident in her performances and shows. Her voice is one of an angel. With her heartfelt lyrics and bold personality, she shines on any stage she steps on and delivers more than what's expected of her. She curates her performance to perfection and thinks of each detail; everything is taken care of, from costumes to props, to create a different world.

Her concerts have a different aura. People enjoy forgetting about everything, being in the moment, and having a good night. This is exactly what she gives—an unforgettable performance.

What is labeled as 'trendy music' nowadays?

In our generation, the definition of trendy is vast. Categorizing music as trendy is quite difficult as it is subjective to specific communities and ages. Anything and everything can trend nowadays. The only difference is what factor it is known for.

Music can trend just because it's hated. Songs disliked by the community, even those torn apart online, are still played by listeners, which technically makes them trend and hit the charts. As people say, there is no such thing as bad publicity. This rule applies to Olivia as well.

But when music is incredible, it's everlasting. Tends come and go, but music like Olivia's does not fade away. Her music isn't just a trend—it is worthy of being remembered decades later and has the capability to be enjoyed by generations.

Why Olivia Rodrigo?

She is the perfect example of a pop star because I believe she has qualities that can help her be the next big thing in the music industry. She brings something new to the table, and people are curious to learn more about her. She is what the music industry needs to flourish and keep growing further. I believe she has the power and talent to produce something that will leave its mark in history.

She can potentially destroy the charts and give the world a banger. Olivia is a powerhouse; her skills are not restricted to one thing. She has such a wide range of what she can do with her music, which is not easy to come by. If she is given the opportunities and supported enough, she can easily conquer the music industry and give the world something to keep in the loop.

She needs to be given more credit for her work and discussed more. She is a serious artist with serious talent that cannot be ignored. The music industry is going to witness some magic in the upcoming years. I look forward to it.

Kashvi Taunk

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