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Olivia Rodrigo Dishes On When She Found Out Taylor Swift Commented On 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo Dishes On When She Found Out Taylor Swift Commented On 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo is opening up about being the biggest Swiftie!

In a new interview about her debut single “drivers license,” the 17-year-old revealed just when and how she found out that Taylor Swift commented on her song.

“I’ve never met her in person, but I posted a cover of one of her songs off of Lover, ‘Cruel Summer,’ like a weirdo, and I did it on Instagram Live and she found it and she posted it on her story and was like, ‘This is amazing. Thank you so much.’ And I screamed my head off, I was so excited,” Olivia told Apple Music.

“I’m just the biggest Swiftie in the whole world, so I tweeted at her all the time and just post stuff about her just organically because that’s how I’m feeling as a 17-year-old girl,” she continued. “But this time, I was dead asleep and my friend called me on the phone and I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s 6:00 AM, can I call you back in two hours?’ And he’s like, ‘No. Absolutely not. Check your Instagram right now.’ And in the grogginess of my sleep, I checked my phone and she commented on my photo and I just about died… just about died. Literally, I’ve looked up to her as long as I can remember, so it was so sweet of her to do that.”

Olivia also talked about her song and how she wrote it.

“I wrote the bulk of the song literally crying in my living room, and I think that it definitely has that feel to it,” she shared. “I was driving around my neighborhood, actually listening to really sad songs and crying in the car, and I got home and I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll write a song about this, crying in the car.’ So, I just sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I liked and it kind of happened that way. But it was really, really natural and organic. Very much me writing in the depth of my emotion. I think that’s really cool.”

See more from Olivia, including what’s next, in the video right here!


Olivia Rodrigo on Apple Music

If you missed it, see what records Olivia broke with “drivers license”!

Olivia Rodrigo's Idol Taylor Swift Says She's 'Really Proud' of 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo's Idol Taylor Swift Says She's 'Really Proud' of 'drivers license'

Olivia Rodrigo is having the best premiere for her debut single “drivers license“!

The 17-year-old singer and actress debuted the song, and it has quickly climbed the charts.

Over the weekend, “drivers license” was sitting at No 3 on iTunes, right behind two of Taylor Swift‘s songs.

“next to taylor on the us i tunes chart i’m in a puddle of tears 😭😭😭😭,” Olivia captioned a photo of the chart.

Taylor then commented on her post!

“I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud 💗👏,” she wrote.

Olivia freaked out over the comment, understandably, and shared a video of her lip-syncing to Taylor‘s speech at the 2007 CMAs and saying, “I can’t believe this. This is definitely the highlight of my senior year.”

This isn’t the first time that Taylor has commented about Olivia. She reacted to a cover Olivia did back in April.

“drivers license” is currently the number one song and music video on iTunes, and it’s looking like the song could debut at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100!!

If you missed it, fans are looking into the lyrics of the song and have a theory about who the track is about

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Taylor Swift Debuts 2 New Songs on 'evermore' Deluxe Album

Taylor Swift Debuts 2 New Songs on 'evermore' Deluxe Album

Taylor Swift has released two additional songs from her latest album evermore!

The 31-year-old songstress debuted “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go” on the deluxe version of her album.

“the evermore deluxe album with 2 bonus tracks ‘right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ is now available! The first is a song about a girl who stayed forever in the exact spot where her heart was broken, completely frozen in time. ‘it’s time to go’ is about listening to your gut when it tells you to leave. How you always know before you know, you know? 🍂,” Taylor shared on Instagram.

Last month, Taylor also opened up about changing up how she makes music when she was creating folklore and evermore.

If you missed it, one of Taylor‘s biggest celebrity fans, who some fans are calling the next Taylor Swift, just released her debut single!

Listen and download to the evermore deluxe album HERE!


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Taylor Swift Opens Up About Not Adhering To a Checklist For 'folklore' & 'evermore'

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Not Adhering To a Checklist For 'folklore' & 'evermore'

Taylor Swift recently opened up about the writing process for her latest albums folklore and evermore.

The 31-year-old musician surprise released the two albums within six months of each other this year.

Taylor shared that while creating these records, she didn’t adhere to her normal checklist like she has in the past.

“Pure is a really, really perfect word for that because what happens to you as your career builds and builds and builds and builds is that if you’ve accomplished a thing in the past, all of a sudden you’re expected to accomplish that thing plus another new thing, plus this other thing over here,” she told Apple Music. “It becomes sort of like I had felt at times when I felt a lot of pressure, I had felt like I was doing some sort of obstacle course. And that’s not how you should feel when you’re creating.”

“You shouldn’t feel like, ‘I need to make a track list where this one’s for the stadium show, this one’s for radio, this one’s for people who want to get in their feelings,’” Taylor continued. “Check, check, check, and you can end up doing that. And it’s good to have friends who are artists who have similar pressures. Like Ed Sheeran and I talk about this a great deal. This was a time when we both stepped back, and I would say to him, ‘This is the first time I felt like I threw the checklist away.’”

“Like I threw it away and I definitely could have gone into the pandemic thinking, ‘I’ve got to wait for everything to open up so I can do things exactly the way that I am used to doing them.’ But then about three days in, I thought, ‘Wait, this could be an opportunity for me to do things in a way I haven’t ever done them before. What would my work sound like if I took away all of my fear-based check listing that I have inflicted on myself?’ So I guess – I know the answer now.”

In case you missed it, Taylor is up for three 2020 Just Jared Jr Fan Awards – Favorite Song of 2020 for “Cardigan,” Favorite Album of 2020 for folklore and Favorite Music Video of 2020 for “The Man” and “Cardigan.” Be sure to vote for Taylor here!!

Taylor Swift Has Funny Response To This 'The Office' Star Saying He Doesn't Know Her

Taylor Swift Has Funny Response To This 'The Office' Star Saying He Doesn't Know Her

Taylor Swift Addresses 'Woodvale' Rumors & Joe Alwyn's Pseudonym During 'Kimmel' Interview

Taylor Swift Addresses 'Woodvale' Rumors & Joe Alwyn's Pseudonym During 'Kimmel' Interview

Taylor Swift responded to a bunch of rumors while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night (December 14).

The 31-year-old singer was asked about the theories that she has a new album called Woodvale on the way and she also was asked about her boyfriend Joe Alwyn‘s songwriting pseudonym William Bowery.

“Your boyfriend wrote some of the lyrics to some of the songs under a pseudonym, William Bowery. Who chose that name?” Jimmy asked.

Taylor replied, “He did.”

When asked for the inspiration behind the name, Taylor said, “You gotta ask him because it’s really more of his story than mine.” Jimmy then told her to turn the camera around and let him talk, which led her to let out a big laugh.

Keep reading to learn all about the Woodvale theories… More Here! »

Taylor Swift Books First TV Interview for 'Evermore,' Sales Numbers Coming In

Taylor Swift Books First TV Interview for 'Evermore,' Sales Numbers Coming In

It’s a very, very big weekend for Taylor Swift with the surprise release of her ninth studio album and her 31st birthday tomorrow.

Now, the almost 31-year-old singer will be giving her first TV interview for support the new album Evermore. She will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, December 14.

Also, the initial sales figures for Evermore‘s first week have been revealed.

Hits Daily Double is reporting that the album is on track to move between 300,000 to 350,000 total units for its first week of release. That number includes 150,000 to 170,000 copies of pure album sales.

In comparison, Folklore opened with 846,000 units for the first week with 615,000 pure album sales. The Evermore numbers are still very early predictions and the total could still go up or down depending on how the next few days go.

Whatever happens, it’s pretty clear that Taylor is on track to earning her eighth number one album!

Kid Cudi‘s new album will likely debut in the number two slot this coming week with around 150,000 to 175,000 total units.

Find out why fans think a third Taylor album from the pandemic is on the way.