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32 | U trendingu » Trending kultura / culture Ol i v i a Rodr i go, B i l l board ’ s Woman of t he Y ear Generation Z has a newheroine As if we required more proof that 2021 was Olivia Rodrigo’s year, this 19-yearold star received a whopping seven Grammy nominations, including the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year With her record-breaking, quadruple-platinum debut single Drivers License in early 2021, singer-songwriterOliviaRodrigo conquered the world. Raw and candid, her first album, Sour, was proclaimed the No. 1 album by Rolling Stone, while the New York Times dubbed it one of the best albums. Olivia Rodrigo ended an epic 2021 by being proclaimed Billboard's Woman of the Year, an acknowledgement that she received at the start ofMarch. “Her talents as a storyteller and songwriter have made Olivia one of the most authentic new artists to explode onto the scene in years,” said Billboard director HannahKarp, beforeadding: “Weare thrilled tocelebrate her unique voice and the enormous impact she's had on fans around the globe in such a short time. Connecting with audiences across generations through emotionally charged songs about heartbreak, jealousy and growing up, she's achieved absolutely incredible chart success.” Sour had the most audio streams ever in America for a debut album by a female artist, breaking the record for the album with the most first week streams in the history of Spotify, with over 385 million global streams. All of the album’s 11 songs reached the Top 30 of Billboard's Hot 100’s chart, making Rodrigo the first woman to have 11 or more songs simultaneously charting in the Top 30. Since Rodrigo first appeared with the ballad Drivers License, which spent eight weeks at the top of the charts – itself an achievement that’s almost unheard of for a debut single – it was clear that this girl is more than just a fleeting sensation. She literally became an overnight heroine of girls the world over, singing about things that are familiar to everyone, but which aren’t discussed enough, with such rawness and candour. As Foto: Profimedia.rs / Alexander Amosu via Bestimage / Bestimage