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Guts and Glory: Olivia Rodrigo at the VMAs 2023

The pop star Olivia Rodrigo returned to the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12. With a captivating rendition of “vampire” from her latest album, Guts, she set the stage on fire at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Following the energetic Lil Wayne, Rodrigo’s performance was accentuated with fireworks that dramatically set a cluster of trees ablaze, mirroring the visuals from her music video.

But the night was far from over. Rodrigo graced the stage again, delivering a heartfelt “get him back!” performance for her adoring fans. Watch the performance below:

Accolades and Nominations

The evening was significant for Rodrigo, as she was in the running for several prestigious awards. “vampire” alone garnered her nominations for Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. “vampire” won the award for Best Editing.

A Trip Down VMA Memory Lane

It’s worth noting that this isn’t Rodrigo’s first dance with the VMAs. In 2021, she made her VMAs debut with a memorable performance of “good 4 u” from her debut album, Sour, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. That same evening, her soul-stirring “drivers license” clinched the Song of the Year award. Fast forward to the present, and her second album, Guts, has already made waves, especially with the release of tracks like “vampire” and “bad idea right?” earlier in the summer.

Background on Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo, a multi-talented artist, first gained recognition as an actress. However, her transition to music has been nothing short of meteoric. With hits that touch the heart and lyrics that speak to a generation, Rodrigo has firmly established herself as a force in pop.

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