Is Olivia Rodrigo in Trouble With Taylor Swift and Paramore?


| LAST UPDATE 09/13/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Olivia Rodrigo might have just gotten her driver's license (had to), but she's all grown up! In the blink of an eye, the teen sensation has become one of the biggest names in pop music. Unfortunately, though, her hit singles have recently called for lots of messy rumors after fans noticed their similarities to other songs we've heard before. Ring a bell? Hang on while we break this one down.

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The 18-year-old artist has been under scrutiny recently for accusations of copying other musicians' music. As for what songs, exactly? Fans pointed out large similarities between her song Good 4 U and Paramore’s Misery Business. So much so, that eventually, the teen singer decided to credit the band for songwriting the viral song. But they're not the only ones who might have lent a hand to Miss Rodrigo...

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After her debut studio album, Sour, was released, Olivia also credited other famous faces for her music. Who, exactly? Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent for writing her song, Deja Vu. Many fans felt that Olivia had initially attempted to avoid crediting them and tried to be as discreet as possible. Whatever the case may be, there's one thing we do know...

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As Billboard recently reported, Rodrigo has shelled out the big bucks for her songwriters. To be specific, she's apparently paid millions in royalties after adding songwriting credits to some of her most popular songs. The report claimed that Paramore's Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro could be receiving around $1.2 million in royalties from Olivia’s hit song Good 4 U. The claim also alleged that Taylor Swift has already earned around $325,678 in royalties for Deja Vu. Not too shabby if you ask us.

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While Olivia might have had to dish out millions in order to bring her music to life, it certainly paid off. In case you forgot, Sour debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It spent a total of 5 weeks there, becoming the longest reigning #1 album by a female artist in 2021. You go Olivia!