Who Is Olivia Rodrigo? A Brief Explainer
A queen, TBH.
If you've been on social media for even five minutes in 2021, you've definitely come across people talking about how much they love the song "Drivers License" by Olivia Rodrigo.
The pop ballad broke the Spotify record for most daily streams for a non-holiday song with over 15 million streams.
With numbers like that, it looks like 2021 has its first big music star.
So let's just answer the question: Who is Olivia Rodrigo?
Olivia was born in California and is also Filipino, Irish, and German. She explained her father's background in an interview with Center for Asian American Media:
"My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well. My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation. Every Thanksgiving we have lumpia, and things like that."