‘Drivers License’ singer Olivia Rodrigo finally meets her idol, Taylor Swift

  • The two posed for a playful Instagram photo together after meeting at the 2021 Brit Awards, where Swift accepted the Global Icon award
  • Rodrigo’s third single ‘Good 4 U’ comes out Friday, and her debut album ‘Sour’ will be released on May 21
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Singer Olivia Rodrigo performs her hit ‘Drivers License’ at the BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London on May 11, 2021. Photo: John Marshall/Handout via Reuters

Good 4 u, Olivia Rodrigo.

After idolising Taylor Swift for years and exchanging sweet messages with her on social media, the Drivers License singer finally met her musical inspiration Tuesday at the 2021 Brit Awards.

A black-and-white photo of Swift and Rodrigo uniting at the Brits has amassed more than 3.5 million likes on the latter’s Instagram page.

Rodrigo captioned the playful image of her sticking her tongue out and Swift making a kissy face with a series of teary emojis, while other actors and musicians congratulated her on continuing to live out her wildest dreams.

Later that night, she performed her runaway hit, Drivers License, on live TV for the first time. She previously sang the angsty track as part of a recorded segment for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The Brits marked a major milestone for Swift, who accepted the Global Icon award for her illustrious career from presenter and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams.

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“I’m really, really proud to be a part of this musical community, especially in a year when we all needed music so much,” Swift said during her acceptance speech.

“I am so indebted to and grateful to my British fans. We’ve had so many amazing memories in the last 15 years, from playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire to playing Wembley Stadium. And hey, because of you, last year I even almost played Glastonbury. But we all know what happened next: The world changed, and I ended up putting out three albums instead.”

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When Swift does eventually begin touring again, many fans have speculated that Rodrigo will be her opening act. The Folklore artist first noticed Rodrigo in April of last year by sharing the up-and-coming musician’s cover of Cruel Summer, a fan favourite from 2019’s Lover, on social media.

And when Rodrigo’s Drivers License later landed among some of Swift’s most popular Evermore songs on the major music charts, Swift congratulated Rodrigo on social media.

Rodrigo’s highly anticipated third single, Good 4 U, comes out Friday, and her debut studio album, Sour, arrives May 21.

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