Olivia Rodrigo Listens to Charli XCX and MARINA While Getting Ready

Even Olivia Rodrigo listens to Charli XCX and MARINA while getting ready. Here’s what this artist said about her favorite “hype music” ahead of the 2022 Met Gala.

Olivia Rodrigo attended the 2022 Met Gala

Olivia Rodrigo attends 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion,' the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art dressed in purple
Olivia Rodrigo attends ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Rodrigo is the Grammy Award-winning artist behind “Jealousy, Jealousy,” “Good 4 U,” “Drivers License,” and “Traitor.” The songwriter released her debut album, Sour, in 2021. Additionally, dressed in a lavender Versace gown and butterfly hair clips, Rodrigo attended the 2022 Met Gala.  

Olivia Rodrigo says Charli XCX and MARINA’s music is good for red carpet prep

In one YouTube video with Vogue, Rodrigo shared a bit of her Met Gala preparation process. That includes getting her hair and makeup styled while blasting music.

“We like to listen to music while we get ready, and Clay and Lilly here have really great taste in music,” Rodrigo said while looking at her stylists. “And so I always ask them to play me their favorite songs. I get my makeup done, and I get a little music education. So, win, win.”

“We listen to a lot of Charli XCX before an event,” Rodrigo continued. “Great hype music. Listen to Marina before we go out. That’s the kind of stuff that you… listen to before you, like, go on a date or something, and you feel really confident. [It] works the same with the red carpet.”

Charli XCX is the artist behind Crash — the recently released album featuring “Good Ones,” “Baby,” and “New Shapes.” Known for songs, “Primadonna” and “Oh No,” MARINA released Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land in 2021.

After giving MARINA a shoutout, the “How to Be a Heartbreaker” singer took to social media, retweeting the video clip and captioning it “love Olivia.” Charli XCX has not yet commented on Rodrigo’s mention.

Olivia Rodrigo shared her support for artists like Avril Lavigne and Wolf Alice

This artist is unapologetic about her appreciation for other artists and bands. Rodrigo invited Avril Lavigne on stage during her Sour world tour, with the duo performing a rendition of “Complicated” for an audience in Toronto. 

While at the Brit Awards, Rodrigo mentioned her love for Wolf Alice, sharing they were the band she was looking forward to meeting. Even with the song “Deja Vu,” Rodrigo mentioned that she listens to Billy Joel. 

In honor of her 18th birthday, Rodrigo listed some of her favorite songs in a YouTube video. Being raised on alt-rock, she mentioned “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers. Rodrigo added “You Better Run” by Pat Benatar, which she and her mother picked up from the thrift store.  

“Next is ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ by Kacey Musgraves,” Rodrigo said. “I absolutely love Kacey Musgraves, and I think this song is brilliant. I’m just obsessed with Kacey Musgraves, I’m just obsessed with female songwriters, and this song is so so so good. I listen to it all the time.”

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