Time is gearing up for the annual Person of the Year reveal on Monday, which is being done exclusively via YouTube for the first time ever, but they did announce some of the side categories already.
It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that the Entertainer of the Year is Olivia Rodrigo. The last 12 months have been Olivia’s, starting back on Jan. 8 when she dropped “Drivers License” on TikTok. By the end of the month, it was the No. 1 song on Billboard Hot 100, giving Olivia the distinction of being the youngest solo artist to debut there.
Since then, we’ve had her debut album, Sour, which was the most streamed album on Spotify of 2021 IN THE WORLD. She’s also picked up seven Grammy nominations, performed on numerous award shows, done SNL, and even did a vaccination PSA with President Joe Biden.
Which also gave us this moment.
Oh, and coming up in 2022, she’s going on a 41-city world tour. No Kansas dates, for the record. Or even Kansas City. There is a St. Louis area stop, and a couple of nights in Denver.
It’s no wonder Time tipped her for the honor.