Olivia Rodrigo named 2022 Woman of the Year by Billboard Mag – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo has been named the winner of Billboard magazine’s 2022 Woman of the Year award, continuing the 18-year-old Temecula native’s meteoric rise to stardom. musical.

The award — which recognizes artists, creators, producers and executives “for their contributions to the industry and the community” — will be presented during Billboard’s Women in Music Awards on March 2 at the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park.

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The show will be hosted by Ciara, the magazine’s 2008 Woman of the Year.

“Olivia’s trajectory to stardom is the makings of a pop music legend,” said Hannah Karp, editorial director of Billboard. “Her storytelling and songwriting skills have made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to explode onto the scene in years.”

Rodrigo, who turns 19 on February 20, made her acting debut in 2015 in the direct-to-video film ‘An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success’ and then worked on the Disney Channel series ‘Bizaardvark’ for three seasons. from 2016 before being cast in 2019 as the lead in the Disney+ series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

Her critically acclaimed, quadruple-platinum 2021 debut single, “Drivers License,” set all sorts of streaming records on Spotify and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100.”

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Her first full-length album, “Sour,” was named the No. 1 album of 2021 by Rolling Stone and one of the top albums of the year by The New York Times. He also landed on several Billboard year-end lists, including Global 200 Top Artist; best new artist overall; best Hot 100 artist; best female Hot 100 artist; and Best Hot 100 Songwriter.

Rodrigo also won “New Artist of the Year” at the 2021 American Music Awards and earned seven nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, including top categories for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift have already won Billboard’s Woman of the Year award.

Gabby Barrett (received the Rising Star Award) will also perform at the March 2 Billboard Awards; Phoebe Bridgers (Trailblazer Award); Doja Cat (Powerhouse Award); Golnar Khosrowshahi, Founder and CEO of Reservoir Media (Executive of the Year Award); Karol G (Rule Breaker Award); Bonnie Raitt (Icon Award); Saweetie (Game Changer Award); and Summer Walker (Chartbreaker Award).

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For the first time, fans can attend the Billboard Women in Music Awards. Tickets, which range in price from $70 to $125, are available at billboardwomeninmusic.com. The show will also air live, with the magazine saying details will be announced in the future.

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