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Trending » U trendingu | 33 Prethodne nagrade za ženu godine ponele su Tejlor Svift, Kardi Bi, Bili Ajliš, Arijana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madona i Ledi Gaga... Previous BillboardWoman of the Year award winners include Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna and Lady Gaga... she drives past the home of the boy who left her, Olivia wonders if he’s with the blonde who’s everything she’s not, stripping bear the vulnerable soul of a teenage first love, and in such a way that some of her fans commented on how they cried over being left by a boyfriend that they don’t even have. Olivia confirmed that she’s here to stay with the fiery hit Good 4 U, which proved itself to be equally pervasive, with a chorus that’s shouted, raging guitars and drums, only to go on to reveal the qualities of the world in which she lives with the classic indie rock track Brutal. Olivia says in the song that she's sick of being 17, that she'll cry if someone else tells her to enjoy her youth (“And I'm so sick of 17, Where's my fucking teenage dream? If someone tellsme onemore time, “Enjoy your youth”, I'm gonna cry”). She then makes the point of a conclusion that every teenager reaches sooner or later, and quite frankly not only teenagers: “God, it's so brutal here” (“They say these are the golden years, But I wish I could disappear, Ego crush is so severe, God, it's brutal out here”). However, themost attractive aspect of hermusic is the fact that it has a rock'n'roll sound, without an ounce of the electronic, hip-hop and trap genres, thanks to the influence of her mother’s records alongside which she grewup, covering key female alternative rock figures of the ‘90s, fromAlanis Morissette to PJ Harvey, and her most important role models: Taylor Swift and Lorde. The influence of strong women in music helped Olivia form herself into a strong woman, confirming that the world desires precisely those kinds of role models, the best testimony to which is the already cult status achieved by someone as young as Billie Eilish. It thus isn’t peculiar that Sour, her debut album, became a global event at the end of May last year, prompting U.S. President Joe Biden to invite her to the White House and encourage her, as the “president” of teens worldwide, to get vaccinated against Covid-19. While she waits to clean up at the Grammys on 4th April,withsevennominationsalready inthebag,Rodrigo is preparing for her Sour tour, which she is also launching in April and which will lead her across America and Europe until the start of July. Though there’s no doubt that she could fill the biggest arenas, she’s mostly chosen smaller amphitheatres and concert halls… “I think It’s important not to skip steps in my career,” she says. “I’m just really excited to play thesemore intimate venues and get to knowmy fans on a deeper, more personal level… A really beautiful thing about songwriting is watching songs that are so personal to you go out into the world and kind of take on another life. So, performing the songs now is evenmore special than it was when I was writing them inmy bedroom, because they now have so many other people’s stories intertwined within them, too. I’m really excited to experience that first-hand on tour.” Meanwhile, Billboard's Woman of the Year is already laying the foundations of her next album. And this time around it will be a different process for Rodrigo than it was when she was still a high school student and a Disney TV star… “I have a title for my next album and a few songs. It’s really exciting to think about the next world that’s coming up for me. I just love writing songs. I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself... It’s definitely a different experience writing a second album after having a debut that was so well received. I still write so much of my music in my bedroom though, and I don’t think that experience will ever change. Writing songs will hopefully always be an outlet for me to process my feelings before anything else,” says this fantastic girl, whose era has just begun. Foto: Profimedia.rs / Doug Peters / Alamy