Entertainment Just How Big Will Olivia Rodrigo’s Grammy Night Be?
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’ Extends U.K. Chart Reign
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” enters a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 in the U.K., and by doing so, becomes the longest-reigning rock-influenced No. 1 single for 18 years. The teenage U.S. phenom clocks up 9.8 million U.K. streams during the chart week, and bags more than double the chart sales of its nearest rival, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (Republic Records/XO), the OCC reports.The last single with rock at its heart to log four weeks at the summit was Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life,” back in 2003.Meanwhile, 2021 Eurovision winners Måneskin from Italy now have a U.K.
We all know thatis headed for a big night at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. She is an overwhelming favorite to win as best new artist and is the clear front-runner to win record and song of the year for her widely admired smash “drivers license.”
That song spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1 on theand also topped Billboard’s list of the 50 Best Songs of 2021 So Far: , where Rania Aniftos called Rodrigo “pop’s most captivating new storyteller” and noted: “With just one song, Rodrigo proved herself as a compelling vocalist and a songwriter well beyond her years.”
Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Recreating Hole Album Cover: 'Manners Is Manners'
"Spot the difference," Courtney Love wrote, posting an image from Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, which appears to be heavily influenced by the art for Hole's 1994 album Live Through This "I'm just constantly learning and growing at such a rapid rate," Rodrigo recently told PEOPLE after debuting Sour. "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. I'm a lot more confident, which I think is a good aspect of growing up. We'll see what the next era brings, but I'm excited to start working on it.
Rodrigo is also likely to be nominated for album of the year for her debut, Sour. The album is currently in its fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That’s one of the three longest stays in the top spot of any album released in this eligibility period (Sept. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021). The others are’s Dangerous: The Double Album (10 weeks) and ’s Evermore (also four weeks). Sour also made history as the first debut album to contain two songs that entered the Hot 100 at No. 1 — “drivers license” and “good 4 u.”
Sour was included on Billboard’s unranked list of the 50 Best Albums of 2021 So Far:. Writing about the album, Josh Glickman was impressed by Rodrigo’s songwriting. (She wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs on the album.) He observed: “From its starkest lyrics of insecurity to its most biting one-liners, her songwriting prowess is on full display throughout.”
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second total week, as the album steps 3-1 in its fifth week on the list. Plus: H.E.R. scores first top 10 album with arrival of “Back of My Mind.”The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.
Sour has a solid 83 rating at, the review aggregation site.
Rodrigo is also likely to benefit from the Grammys’ long history of favoring young, female singer/songwriter breakout stars in the top categories. This dates back to, who wrote and recorded the haunting 1967 smash “Ode to Billie Joe.” Gentry, 23 at the time, was the first artist to be nominated in each of the Big Four categories in the same year.
Other young female singer/songwriters — Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Amy Winehouse and Billie Eilish — have since matched that feat. Other young women who have scored big at the Grammys over the years (even though that particular feat eluded them) include Alanis Morissette, Lauryn Hill, Swift, Norah Jones and Lorde. Rodrigo has been compared to several of these winning artists for her music and artistry.
Video: GRAMMYs 2022: BTS, Olivia Rodrigo & More Early Big Four Nomination Front-Runners | Billboard News (Billboard)
Elvis Costello Says Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Brutal’ Riffing Off His Classic ‘Pump It Up’ Is ‘Fine By Me’
Riffing off old songs is par for the course in rock ‘n’ roll, according to Elvis Costello. With Olivia Rodrigo facing multiple claims of plagiarism, Costello responded on Twitter to someone pointing out the similarity between her song “Brutal” and his classic “Pump It Up”. RELATED: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Returns To Top Of Billboard 200 "This is fine by me," the rock legend said, adding, "It's how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand-new toy." This is fine by me, Billy.It’s how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That’s what I did.
With all this going for it, Sour could win album of the year. That would make Rodrigo just the third artist in Grammy history — following Christopher Cross and Eilish — to sweep the Big Four awards in one night. Even if she loses album of the year, and winds up with “just” three of the Big Four awards, she’ll still be in very good company.
Let’s take a closer look at best new artist winners who, that year, won three or more of the Big Four awards.
Clean Sweep (all four awards):
: At the 1981 ceremony, Cross became the first artist to sweep all four awards. He won album of the year for his eponymous debut and record and song of the year for his hypnotic ballad “Sailing.” The Texan was the last major star to emerge before MTV’s arrival in August 1981 put a greater focus on image and looks.
: At the 2020 ceremony, the then-18-year-old prodigy became the first female artist to sweep all four awards. She won album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and record and song of the year for “bad guy” (which she co-wrote with her brother, .)
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour Prom’ Was ‘Way More Fun Than Mine’: Check Out the Reaction
As “Sour Prom” streamed, Rodrigo die-hards laughed, they cried and they shared all their thoughts on social media. Check out some of the reaction below.I think it's safe to say #SOURprom was way more fun than mine. pic.twitter.com/52qWn0xv2o— MTV (@MTV) June 30, 2021SHE IS AN ICON, SHE IS A LEGEND AND SHE IS OLIVIA ISABEL RODRIGO. #SOURprompic.twitter.com/O0nlyrAwz1— hourly olivia. (@oliviahourly) June 30, 2021olivia rodrigo delivered on vocals and visuals #SOURprompic.twitter.com/v2t12rrV32— valeria (@kateofbish) June 30, 2021the way olivia mashed up the two best songs on sour her mind is just- #SOURprompic.
Near Sweep (three of the four awards):
: At the 2003 ceremony, Jones’ debut, Come Away With Me, won album of the year and her silky “Don’t Know Why” won record of the year. “Don’t Know Why” also won song of the year, but Jones didn’t write or co-write the song. The award went to its writer, Jesse Harris.
: At the 2008 ceremony, Winehouse’s zesty, retro-shaded “Rehab” took record and song of the year. Her second solo album, Back to Black, was nominated for album of the year, but lost to ’s River: The Joni Letters.
: At the 2015 ceremony, Smith’s soulful ballad “Stay With Me” won record and song of the year. (Smith co-wrote the song with James Napier and William Phillips.) His debut, In theLonely Hour, was nominated for album of the year but lost to ’s Morning Phase.
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