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Olivia Rodrigo recalls childhood dream of winning a Grammy while receiving three awards

Olivia Rodrigo recalled her childhood dream of winning a Grammy as she picked up three awards at the 2022 event tonight (April 3).

The pop star was nominated for seven awards through the night, winning Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance for Drivers License and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sour.

While accepting the latter trophy, Rodrigo thanked the fans who “completely changed my life in the last two years” and dedicated the award to her parents. “When I was nine I told my mom I was going to be an Olympic gymnast even though I could barely do a cartwheel and she thought I was kidding but I was super defensive,” she shared.

“So when I told her the next week that she was going to win a Grammy, she was very supportive, although I’m sure she thought it was just a little kid’s dream. But I want to thank my mom for supporting all my dreams, no matter how crazy.

“And I want to thank my mom and dad for being just as proud of me for winning a Grammy as they were when I learned how to do a back walk. This is for you and because of your boys, thank you.” Watch Rodrigo’s acceptance speech above.

The singer also performed tonight at the 2022 Grammys, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She performed her breakthrough single “Drivers License” and began the performance in a car before exiting the vehicle to sing from a recreation of a suburban street.

Jon Batiste took home the most trophies at the Grammys tonight with five, followed by Silk Sonic with four. Here you can find out about all the winners of the evening.

Other performances came from BTS going undercover, Billie Eilish paying tribute to Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, HER’s star-studded performance, Silk Sonic’s mood-boosting opener, Justin Bieber’s soulful version of “Peaches” and more.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also delivered a video message at the event, urging the world to support his country as the Russian invasion continues.

The Grammys also remembered Taylor Hawkins after his death on March 25 at the age of 50. Foo Fighters – who won three awards at this year’s event – were due to perform but were canceled due to the drummer’s death.

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Caroline Bleakley

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