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Don't Be Surprised by the Success of 'Drivers License'

I think we can all agree that Olivia Rodrigo

1/15/2021 3:00:00 AM

I think we can all agree that Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo \u2019s overnight hit is actually a pop moment years in the making.

Disney Can Still Turn Teens Into StarsRodrigo's role as Nini Salazar-Roberts on Disney+'sHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Serieshas positioned"Drivers License" to be compared to the early releases of former Disney stars like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. While there are parallels in the use of the network as a music career launching pad, Rodrigo likely has far more artistic freedom than the generation of Disney kids who came before her, who were locked into a PR strategy that prohibited them from ever growing up. Just look at

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Aly & AJ: it took them 14 years to release an explicit version of"Potential Breakup Song."Something that hasn't changed since the Demi and Selena era is all that Disney drama. TikToker Gabe Escobar (@gabesco) was quick to explain why"Drivers License" has been labeled the new"7 Things," in reference to Miley Cyrus' 2008 single about what she loved and hated about Nick Jonas (though you might say the song actually veers closer to Demi Lovato's melodramatic"Don't Forget"). Totaling more than six million views, Escobar's

utilize screenshots of Instagram likes, comments and posts to support his theories about the timeline of Rodrigo's alleged relationship and break up with herHigh School Musicalco-star Joshua Bassett, and the supposed other girl (fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter). headtopics.com

Related |The 2020 Pop Girl Gift GuideThe strongest piece of evidence investigators like Escobar are running with is the lyric,"And you're probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / She's so much older than me / She's everything I'm insecure about." When Rodrigo initially uploaded the"Drivers License" demo to

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