She is just 18, and she has come so far. Yes, we are talking about one of the most trending and talented artists of this generation, Olivia Rodrigo, who got her number 1 debut with the song “Driver’s License”, and remained on top for eight consecutive weeks in the Billboard Chart. Let us see what new achievement she got.
Music lovers are already familiar with Rodrigo as she not only has one, but two number 1 songs this year: “Driver’s License” and “Good 4 U”, and another song “Deja Vu” peeking up at number 3. Also, her debut album “Sour”, went on to reach the number 1 spot. The new season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, is also on-air. Now, after all this success, Rodrigo got invited to the White House by President of The United States Joe Biden and met him, and his chief COVID-19 medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Due to increasing variations of COVID-19, it is important to take safety precautions, and as now vaccines are also available, a lot of people have been taking them. But there are definitely some anti-vaxers who don’t believe in this vaccine. So, to raise awareness regarding the importance of vaccination, she was called to the White House to deliver a short speech highlighting the importance of vaccination.
On the stage, Olivia was introduced to all by Jen Psaki, the press secretary of White House, and Rodrigo delivered a short speech saying:
“Hi. First I want to say I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination. I’m in awe of the work President Biden and Doctor Fauci have done and were happy to help lend my support to this important initiative.
It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before, given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at ‘vaccines.gov’.
Thank you Jen, for having me today, and thank you all for helping share this important message. It’s so appreciated. Thank you.”
President Joe Biden tweeted the arrival of Rodrigo, writing:
“Olivia Rodrigo is stopping by the White House today with a clear message to young people: get vaccinated. It’s the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the dangerous new COVID-19 variants. Head to vaccines.gov to find a clinic near you.”
Just a day before this event, Biden posted a young picture of himself on Instagram writing, “I know this young person would’ve gotten vaccinated, but we’ve got to get other young people protected as well. Who’s willing to help?”
Under this post, Rodrigo commented, “I’m in! See you tomorrow at the white house!”, to which Biden replied, “You bet!”
He then posted a short clip of Olivia on the official Instagram of POTUS, where she says, “Hey! I’m Olivia Rodrigo and today I’m at the White House meeting with President Biden and Dr. Fauci because it’s so important that we all get vaccinated. It doesn’t matter if you are young and healthy, getting the vaccine is about protecting yourself, your friends, and your family. Let’s get vaccinated!”
Upon meeting the President, Rodrigo shared a selfie of them writing:
“Had the absolute honor of visiting the White House today and chatting with @potus about the importance of getting vaccinated! Even if you are young and not immunocompromised, getting your covid vaccination is the best thing you can do for your health and your loved ones’ health.
YOU have the power to save lives. Check out vaccines.gov to learn more about vaccinations and to find a vaccination center near you (it’s free and super easy.) thank you to everyone who has done their part in helping end this pandemic and thank you to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Dr. Fauci, and everyone at the White House for having me. EVERYONE GET VAXED IT’S SO IMPORTANT”.
Even Joe Biden thanked Rodrigo by posting a series of three pictures where they are wearing shades, writing:
“Thanks for stopping by, Olivia, and for using your voice to urge young people to get vaccinated. If we all do our part and get the COVID-19 vaccine, we can defeat this virus once and for all. Let’s do this.”
Rodrigo arrived donning a Chanel dress, which is the modernized take on Jackie O’s signature Chanel pink suit. She completed her outfit with black socks and white platform heels. Overall, she looked gorgeous.
As Olivia Rodrigo is one of the most listened to artists right now, we hope that the young people will get vaccinated so that we can end this global pandemic soon