Olivia Rodrigo may have given her fans a roadmap for heartbreak through the tracks on her debut album, and navigated her own heartache through penning a break-up anthem for the ages about the healing a driver’s license can bring, but last night’s Grammy awards left Rodrigo solving a mystery of her own: What to do after breaking a Grammy award!
19-year-old Rodrigo made a clean sweep through the Grammys last night, winning three awards!
The “Jealously Jealously” singer was the recipient of the Best New Artist award, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Even before Rodrigo graced the Grammy stage three times, she gave the MGM Grand Garden Arena a memorable performance with a powerful rendition of her breakthrough hit “Driver’s License.”
Later on in her eventful night, she took a moment to pose with her Grammys and chat with photographers backstage, but soon faced a moment anyone would want to process later in their journals: She lost her grip while attempting to juggle her trophies, and dropped one!
Olivia’s Grammy Slip
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The blush-worthy moment was captured on film moments after Rodrigo dropped her Grammy.
According to People, the photographers who witnessed the moment sprang into action, and “gave her reassurance” the moment would quickly pass!
Rodrigo’s brief backstage blunder will likely turn out to be a moment which falls by the wayside in comparison to her incredibly eventful year.
Red Lights, Stop Signs, And Career Defining Moments
Rodrigo was taking the world by storm even before her debut album “Sour” was released.
Four months before the album arrived in May of 2021, buzz was generated by the sudden smash success of Rodrigo’s first single “Driver’s License” on TikTok.
The heartbreak anthem about a landmark event in a teen’s life and the pinnacle of freedom, occupies a giant piece of her heart over a year after it rose to the top of multiple charts, and fan speculation surrounding its lyrics dominated TikTok feeds.
Of “Driver’s License” and its sudden impact, Rodrigo made sure to take in the surreal moments of the song’s rise to fame.
Rodrigo spoke to The Grammys website as per People, about those early days, revealing “The first few weeks that ‘driver’s license’ came out was some of the weirdest few weeks of my life…”
Her family were also on hand to experience those rollercoaster weeks.
The teen queen went on to tell a story of her mother hearing the track blaring out of someone’s stereo speakers while taking a walk.
Rodrigo reflected on the experience, sharing she thought it was “Crazy. That was one of the most surreal moments of my life and it’s only gotten crazier.”
Lights, Camera, Action!
Rodrigo’s success stories were also captured on film and the footage was developed into a documentary that was recently released on Disney+!
The Blast was on hand when news of the documentary dropped.
Music industry insiders had plenty of praise for the doc before its release.
John Janick, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and Interscope films said, “It’s a unique and fresh approach to a music film, and that’s just what we’ve come to expect from Olivia. It’s an authentic look into her creative process, her incredible drive, and who she is as an artist and person…”
Even though Rodrigo now has three Grammys to her name, she has not lost the sense of excitement and gratitude surrounding her big wins last night.
“I’ve been watching the Grammys since I was a little girl and always dreamed that I would come and visit,” she revealed to People while on the Grammy red carpet.