The Drop: Olivia Rodrigo

The Drop: Olivia Rodrigo

The GRAMMY Museum welcomed 3x GRAMMY-awarded artist Olivia Rodrigo to the Museum’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for a special evening featuring an intimate conversation celebrating Olivia's critically acclaimed sophomore album, GUTS. Moderated by songwriter and GRAMMY-award nominated producer Linda Perry, the conversation discussed Olivia's career, creative process, and more, with a short performance that followed.


Hailed by The New York Times as ”a songwriter of rather astonishing purity,” Olivia Rodrigo took up piano at age seven and began crafting her own lyrics at 12. On her record-breaking, culture-defining debut album SOUR, she offered up a wildly resonant account of her very first heartbreak. Featuring her 5x Platinum breakthrough single “drivers license,” SOUR made history as the longest-running debut album on the Billboard 200 top 10 this century, landed at No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2021 list, and earned Rodrigo three GRAMMY® awards.

At 20, she released her highly anticipated sophomore album GUTS – a body of work that magnified the raw power of her genre-bending sound while delving deeper into her vast and vivid inner world. “I love how that word can be used in so many ways—‘hate your guts,’ ‘spill your guts,’ ‘guts’ as a synonym for ‘courage,’” she explained. “All those meanings are so different from each other, but I completely resonate with every one of them.”


GRAMMY, Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice Award-nominated producer, and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is one of the most accomplished people working in music today. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non -Blondes, she has profoundly impacted pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry, helping shape the sounds of P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Adele, Arianna Grande, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, and many more.

The Drop: Olivia Rodrigo