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Olivia Rodrigo And Daniel Nigro Earn ASCAP Pop Music Songwriters Of The Year

Rising star Chappell Roan gave Nigro his award.

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Olivia Rodrigo and Daniel Nigro - Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Olivia Rodrigo and Daniel Nigro - Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Olivia Rodrigo and her frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro have been honored as the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Songwriters of the Year. It is the second award in the category for Rodrigo, who first received the nod in 2022.

Chappell Roan, who co-wrote “Good Luck, Babe!” with Nigro and Justin Tranter, presented Nigro with his award at an event in Los Angeles celebrating this year’s winners.

In other honors, “Calm Down,” performed by Rema and featuring Selena Gomez, won ASCAP Pop Song of the Year.

In other Olivia news, she shared the deluxe edition of her sophomore album GUTS, titled GUTS (spilled) via Geffen Records on March 22.

Five additional songs appear on the deluxe, including her new single “obsessed,” which has been performed nightly on the GUTS World Tour.

Rodrigo wrote “obsessed” with Nigro, who produced GUTS as well as her debut album SOUR, and Annie Clark (who records as St. Vincent). The song originally appeared as a hidden track on the red D2C exclusive vinyl, standard black, and additional retail variants of GUTS vinyl.

The deluxe album also includes “girl i’ve always been,” “scared of my guitar,” and “stranger” – hidden tracks from other color vinyl variants of GUTS. A brand-new song “so american,” recorded following the release of GUTS, appears on the deluxe as well.

Rodrigo, who recently wrapped up her sold-out North American arena tour in support of GUTS, announced the deluxe from the stage of her first of a two-night run at the United Center in Chicago. The New York Times observed, “The opening night of the pop star’s Guts World Tour had sparkle and abandon, but making her songs feel big didn’t require much besides the songs themselves.”

Hailed as an “instant classic” by Rolling Stone, a “masterpiece” by the Los Angeles Times, and “bitingly charismatic” by PitchforkGUTS topped the album charts in over 13 countries including the U.S., where it debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, coinciding with lead single “vampire” returning to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and Rodrigo’s No. 1 ranking on the Artist 100, thereby giving her a chart triple.

Buy or stream GUTS (spilled).

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