LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Olivia Rodrigo performs onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards a...
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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” 2022 Grammy Performance Was Super Emotional

Red lights, stop signs, and Grammys stages...

The 2022 Grammys were always going to be huge for Olivia Rodrigo. Following the wild success of her debut record Sour, Rodrigo is not only nominated across the board for awards including best new artist, record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year, but she also set the tone of the evening with one of the first performances of the night. There was only one option for taking the Grammys stage: her breakthrough single “drivers license.”

Rodrigo’s set reflected the suburbs in her lyrics: neat rows of houses lined with cars, trees, and butterflies. Dressed in her very best pop-punk uniform — fishnet stockings, Doc Martens boots, a black choker, and a flouncy white Givenchy dress — Rodrigo sang her heart out for the Las Vegas crowd.

Once again we were pulled into the emotional world of first loves and heartbreaks, red lights and stop signs... you get the picture. Rodrigo’s performance was a touching tribute to “drivers license,” which arrived in early 2021 and promptly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a whopping eight weeks on top of the chart.

Watch Rodrigo’s 2022 Grammys performance, below.