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Olivia Rodrigo Floated Down On A Purple Cloud In Her First-Ever VMAs Performance

"There might be some flying."

I think we can all acknowledge that Olivia Rodrigo has dominated the music industry this year.

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She is the moment. 

So it's only fitting that she took the stage at the 2021 MTV VMAs for her first-EVER performance there.

Arrow pointing to Olivia onstage with her background dancers
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But before she even entered the actual ceremony, she won an award on the red carpet for Push Performance of the Year.

Olivia on the red carpet holding a microphone and smiling with her award
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Queen shit.

But now for her performance: Because she knows what the people want, she sang "Good 4 U."

Olivia singing into a microphone
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The second that "baaah, duh, bum" hit, the audience screamed.

First off, I'm OBSESSED with this look.

Olivia accepting her award while wearing a short tiered dress
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The purple, the hair clips, the gloves, her bouncing, dark curls — perfection.

Second, she wasn't kidding when she teased earlier that "a little flying" might be involved in her performance.

Olivia shown far above the stage during her performance and in a close-up
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This is such an iconic entrance for your first performance. 

And let's not forget about the glitter. It's everywhere.

Olivia singing intensely and surrounded by glitter
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But beyond just that, the energy alone that I felt from this performance...immaculate.

Olivia performing onstage with captions saying "immediately in character" and "running to her fans"
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She just seemed so genuinely happy to be there and so excited to perform.

Olivia singing into the microphone with her eyes closed
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Her joy is contagious.

Olivia smiling onstage with her background dancers kneeling around her
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And then, immediately following her performance, she won ANOTHER award, for Song of the Year, for "Driver's License."

Olivia smiling onstage and holding an award
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We have no choice but to stan.

Olivia Rodrigo

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