Woman Of The Year

Woman Of The Year

Olivia Rodrigo accepts the award for new artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The Queen of 2021, Olivia Rodrigo, has just been named Billboards 2022 “Woman of the Year.”

“Olivia’s trajectory to superstardom is the stuff of pop music legend,” said Hannah Karp, Billboard’s Editorial Director. “Her talents as a storyteller and songwriter have made Olivia one of the most authentic and exciting new artists to explode onto the scene in years. Connecting with audiences across generations through emotionally charged songs about heartbreak, jealousy and growing up, she’s achieved absolutely incredible chart success for a debut artist. We are thrilled to celebrate her unique voice and the enormous impact she’s had on fans around the globe in such a short time.”

Last Year Rolling Stone called her debut album SOUR one of the best albums of the year and landed all over the top of the charts. It all started around this time last year with her breakthrough hit “Driver’s License.”

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