A Life-Changing Influence for Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo, 20, credits Lorde for influencing her music career, recalling how she was blown away by Lorde's Pure Heroine album and its relatable lyrics about teenage life.
Lorde's debut album, released when she was 16, included hit songs like 'Royals,' 'Team,' and 'Tennis Court,' and resonated with Rodrigo, inspiring her to pursue songwriting.
Cynthia Erivo, Dua Lipa, Jon Batiste, Julia Michaels, and Billie Eilish also shared the albums that influenced them in a roundtable discussion.
Lorde's most recent album, Solar Power, was released in 2021, and she hinted at a follow-up in December 2023 through social media posts.
During a subway encounter with a fan, Lorde confirmed that she was 'listening to myself,' teasing the potential release of her fourth studio album, which could be a highlight for Rodrigo.
Rodrigo is nominated for six awards at the 2024 Grammys, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, showcasing her rising success in the music industry.