To have a good time the one-year anniversary of her debut album, ‘Bitter’, Olivia Rodrigo shared a put up reflecting on its creation and subsequent success.
‘Bitter’ was a right away smash-hit upon its launch final Might, main Rodrigo to smash a number of chart data; she gave the US’ Billboard 200 chart the greatest first-week figures it’d seen for 2021, made UK chart historical past as the primary feminine artist with three of the highest 5 singles in the identical week, and have become the youngest artist to land a UK Quantity One on two concurrent charts – a milestone that she hit two weeks in a row.
Within the months since its launch, the album has racked up 15 Platinum certificates throughout seven international locations, together with three every within the US, Canada and Norway.
Honouring the file’s first birthday, Rodrigo stated it was “not possible for [her] to sum up in phrases how a lot this album means to [her] and the way grateful [she is] to have gotten the privilege to make it and watch it exist on the earth”. She additionally gave a shoutout to producer Dan Nigro, and thanked “everybody who has embraced [her] 17 yr previous lamentations and without end modified [her] life within the course of”.
‘Bitter’ was launched on Might 21, 2021 by way of Geffen, flanked her breakout hit ‘Driver’s License’, in addition to singles ‘Deja Vu’, ‘Good 4 U’, ‘Brutal’ and ‘Traitor’. To observe it up, she launched two Disney+ movies: ‘Bitter Promenade’ and ‘Driving Residence 2 U (A Bitter Movie)’.
NME gave ‘Bitter’ a four-star assessment, author Rhian Daly saying: “When your first launch is a observe as ubiquitous as ‘drivers license’, it should be powerful going to make a complete album that matches up. For probably the most half, Rodrigo has handed the bar she set on that single, sharing with us an almost-masterpiece that’s equal elements assured, cool and exhilaratingly actual. That is no flash-in-the-pan artist, however one we’ll be dwelling with for years to return.”
The file additionally featured in NME’s listing of the most effective debut albums launched final yr, and received Finest New Act In The World on the 2022 BandLab NME Awards.
Again in February, Rodrigo stated she already has a reputation picked out for her second album, and has reunited with Nigro to create new songs. Boasting that she nonetheless writes a lot of her music in her bed room, Rodrigo stated: “It’s actually thrilling to consider the subsequent world that’s arising for me. I simply love writing songs. I’m making an attempt to not put an excessive amount of strain on myself… simply type of discover and have enjoyable proper now.”
Rodrigo is within the midst of a sprawling world tour in assist of ‘Bitter’. Following her present North American run, she’ll head to Europe and the UK, with 15 dates supported by Child Queen on the playing cards – discover extra particulars right here.
Throughout her North American tour, Rodrigo has lined a handful of pop-rock classics, together with ‘Simply A Woman’ by No Doubt, ‘Difficult’ by Avril Lavigne and ‘Seether’ by Veruca Salt. Lavigne herself even joined Rodrigo on-stage for the quilt in Toronto, whereas in Vancouver, Rodrigo linked up with Conan Grey to cowl ‘The One That Obtained Away’ by Katy Perry.
This month additionally noticed Rodrigo weigh in on the US Supreme Court docket’s personal vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade resolution, which made abortion authorized. “As a result of we’re in DC, I couldn’t cross up the chance to say how heartbroken I’m over the Supreme Court docket’s potential resolution,” she informed the group at her present in Washington.