At just 20 years old, Olivia Rodrigo has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the youngest individual to be honored with the BRIT Billion Award. This remarkable accomplishment was attained in mid-July, and the award was officially bestowed upon her recently during her visit to the UK to promote her latest single, ‘Bad Idea Right?’
Introduced earlier this year, the BRIT Billion Award is a recognition bestowed upon artists who achieve an incredible milestone of accumulating one billion digital streams within the United Kingdom. Since its inception in May, notable recipients of the award include ABBA, Coldplay, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Lana Del Rey, Queen, Becky Hill, James Arthur, Rita Ora, Lewis Capaldi, and Ellie Goulding.
Olivia Rodrigo’s highly anticipated second album, ‘Guts,’ is scheduled to be released on 8th September through Geffen Records. Leading up to the album’s release, Rodrigo has already unveiled two tracks from the twelve-song collection: the lead single ‘Vampire’ released in June, and ‘Bad Idea Right?’ earlier this month.
Rodrigo has recently unveiled the complete tracklist for her upcoming album, marking the successor to her Grammy-winning debut ‘Sour’. Among the featured tracks are ‘All American Bi**h’, ‘Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl’, ‘Love Is Embarrassing’, ‘Pretty Isn’t Pretty’, and several others.
During the earlier part of this summer, the singer shared that she had already conceived the title for her second album before her debut ‘Sour’ had even been released. She reminisced about the thought process behind it, describing, “I had it in my head. I’m like, ‘Four letters, all caps, just like ‘Sour’.” She thinks it’s an intriguing word choice.