Olivia Rodrigo

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Grammy nominations 2024: SZA leads a female-dominated year
Women take control of this year’s nominations with only one man, Jon Batiste, in both the song and record of the year categories

Benjamin Lee

10, Nov, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo is scared of birds – and she’s not alone. What’s behind this fear?
Scarlett Johansson is also among the famous names who have what’s known as ornithophobia. But where did it begin?

Alaina Demopoulos

27, Sep, 2023 @5:04 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Guts review – pepped-up pop-rock with a dramatic edge
Pretty tunes are laced with pain as Rodrigo grapples with identity, betrayal and overnight superstardom on her fascinating second album

Michael Cragg

10, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Best things to do in Australia this weekend: what to watch, read and cook
In a new weekly column, the team behind pop culture newsletter Saved for Later recommend their latest and/or forthcoming obsessions

Steph Harmon, Alyx Gorman and Sian Cain

08, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Guts review | Alexis Petridis’s album of the week
Her debut made her a pop superstar and gen Z icon, and the tougher-sounding followup remains full of sharp portraiture and withering put-downs

Alexis Petridis

08, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I had all these feelings of rage I couldn’t express’: Olivia Rodrigo on overnight pop superstardom, plagiarism and growing up in public
She was a TV child star – then the single Drivers License made her a music phenomenon. Now on her second album, the singer is trying to make sense of her extraordinary young life

Laura Snapes

02, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Horror metal, J Hus and new Dolly: all of autumn 2023’s best music
Rock, rap and pop royalty are set for a strong season, with returns for the Chemical Brothers and Kylie. Tropicália pioneer Gilberto Gil celebrates a stellar career and Thomas Adès takes the reins at the Hallé

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

21, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Song of the summer 2023: writers pick their tracks of the season
From Kylie Minogue to Jorja Smith, Guardian writers have picked the song they will be playing on repeat for the summer

Adrian Horton, Owen Myers, Jim Farber, Kate Hutchinson, Benjamin Lee, Alaina Demopoulos, Michael Cragg, Bryan Armen Graham, Laura Snapes, Rob LeDonne and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Jul, 2023 @3:30 PM

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Cut out the middlemouse: how Disney pop stars took control of their careers
With Disney-championed stars including Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter moving on from the company’s own record label, it seems the house of mouse’s power is waning

Alim Kheraj

11, Jul, 2023 @3:31 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Vampire review – a brilliant, biting comeback
With exhilarating pace and fury, the Drivers License singer castigates her leeching ex, flipping the sexist stereotype of a female gold digger and cementing her superstar status

Laura Snapes

30, Jun, 2023 @4:00 AM

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‘It’s my least personal album!’ Thank you, Ellie Goulding, for making pop escapist again
As hyper-gossipy songs by the likes of Miley Cyrus need accompanying guides to help decode them, Goulding’s rejection of ‘personal experiences’ feels radical

Shaad D'Souza

04, Apr, 2023 @3:13 PM

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The curate’s Easter egg: how Taylor Swift turned pop into a multiplayer puzzle
Filling her new album Midnights with cryptic clues and hidden messages, the singer is just one artist transforming pop culture into a game. But social-media sleuthing can have a dark side

Alim Kheraj

09, Nov, 2022 @10:16 AM

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