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Who is Drivers License singer Olivia Rodrigo? Meet the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star


High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Olivia Rodrigo is making waves (Picture:Getty/Rex)

Olivia Rodrigo is the latest Disney star to see her star rising to greater heights after storming the charts with her single Drivers Licence.

The actress and singer is best known for starring in the Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

However, her flourishing music career has opened the star up to a whole new legion of fans.

Here’s rundown of everything you need to know about the talented teen.

Who is Olivia Rodrigo and how old is she?

Olivia, 17, is an American actress and singer who was born in Temecula, California.

The star is of Filipino descent from her father’s side and German and Irish from her mother’s side.

After starring in theater productions during her school years, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

What has Olivia Rodrigo starred in?

In 2016, Olivia was cast as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

She played the role for three seasons before she was then cast as Nini Salazar-Roberts on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

On the show, Nini is dating Ricky Bowen, who is played by Joshua Bassett.

The actress is a lead on the Disney Plus series, alongside Joshua Bassett (Picture: Walt Disney Pictures/Kobal/REX)

Did Olivia Rodrigo date Joshua Bassett?

Olivia and Joshua, 20, were rumoured to be dating in real life after working together on HSMTMTS.

Then in August 2020, Olivia posted a TikTok captioned ‘And that’s on failed relationships’, featuring All I Want from the HSMTMTS soundtrack, which she wrote and sang on the show about Joshua’s character, Ricky.

After Joshua’s alleged split from Olivia, he was seen hanging out with fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter, 21, as well as her sister. 

Now people think that Olivia penned Drivers Licence about Joshua.

What songs has Olivia Rodrigo released?

Rodrigo has written multiple songs for HSMTMTS including its most popular original, All I Want.

The heartfelt ballad amassed more than 193 million streams on Spotify.

Elsewhere, Olivia has claimed herself the first smash hit of 2021 with heartbreak banger, Driver’s License.

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In a recent interview with Billboard, Spotify’s head of global hits confirmed that her new original song set the platform’s record for most daily streams for a nonholiday song at more than 15.17 million — and then again at 17.01 million.

Olivia also topped the UK singles chart, setting a new record for the number of streams in a single day for a non-Christmas song.

The Official Charts Company said the US artist’s song beat the record previously set by Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You.

She also had the biggest opening week of overall chart sales for a number one debut single since Zayn Malik’s Pillowtalk in February 2016.

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