Olivia Rodrigo Gives Paramore 'Good 4 U' Songwriting Credits!

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Who wrote good 4 u?

Lead singer Hayley Williams and former guitarist Josh Farro have officially been included as co-writers on the song "Good 4 U," along with Rodrigo and producer and songwriter Daniel Nigro. EW.comOlivia Rodrigo gives Paramore songwriting credit on 'Good 4 U'

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Good 4 Paramore: Olivia Rodrigo Officially Gives Band Credit After Accusations Of Copying

HuffPost 26 August, 2021 - 06:20pm

Whether she’s paying tribute to her pop predecessor Taylor Swift, doing her best “Jennifer’s Body” cosplay or pissing off Courtney Love, it’s clear that Olivia Rodrigo isn’t afraid of a good reference.

But the singer’s panache for making old things feel new again has irked some fans (did she ever send those flowers, by the way?) ― especially when it comes to the similarities between her smash single “Good 4 U” and Paramore’s triple-platinum track from 2007, “Misery Business.”

Upon the song’s debut in May, listeners almost immediately drew comparisons to Paramore’s pop punk-tinged sound. Creators flooded the internet with mashups uniting the two songs into one epic, cross-generational breakup anthem.

Now, months after the release of her debut album “Sour,” Rodrigo’s team has retroactively credited Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams and former guitarist Josh Farro as songwriters on “Good 4 U,” according to Variety.

Williams and Farro are now listed alongside Rodrigo and producer-songwriter Daniel Nigro on the website of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for “Good 4 U,” Billboard noted Wednesday. A source told Billboard that Rodrigo’s and Paramore’s teams had communicated about the track before it was released.

The Paramore frontwoman appeared to react to the update via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, resharing a post from the band’s publisher that read: “A huge shoutout to our writers Hayley Williams & Joshua Farro.”

“Our publisher is wildin rn,” Williams wrote on Instagram.

The songwriting credit could result in a major payday for the Paramore musicians, as “Good 4 U” has made itself comfortable on the Billboard Hot 100 since topping the chart in May. The song is Rodrigo’s second No. 1 single, following her debut “Driver’s License,” which launched her career.

Rodrigo is making something of a habit out of crediting artists after the fact, as she gave Swift a non-collaborative credit on her song “Deja Vu” in July. The song features an arrangement similar to the pop superstar’s track “Cruel Summer,” most notably in how Rodrigo shouts at the tail end of the bridge.

Swift, however, was credited from the jump on a separate Rodrigo track, “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” which uses a melody from “New Year’s Day,” the closing track on Swift’s album “Reputation.”

While Rodrigo has courted plenty of critics for her many inspirations, she has at least one music icon in her corner.

After fans attacked the former Disney Channel star for borrowing a guitar riff from Elvis Costello’s song “Pump It Up,” he came to her defense on social media with a compelling argument about the nature of making music. 

“It’s how rock and roll works,” Costello wrote on Twitter in response to a fan who’d spotted the similarities. “You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That’s what I did.”

Olivia Rodrigo on Breaking Barriers: 'It Was Always Like, "Pop Star," That's a White Girl'

Yahoo Entertainment 26 August, 2021 - 04:25pm

Olivia Rodrigo is opening up about the realities of being a Filipina pop star.

In a Q&A with Bowen Yang for V Magazine on Thursday, the Sour singer, 18, opened up about her experience as an Asian-American in the spotlight. When asked if her ethnicity is ever a factor of how she approaches her career, the singer-songwriter said it's "something incredible to think about."

"I sometimes get DMs from little girls being like, 'I've never seen someone who looked like me in your position.' And I'm literally going to cry," said Rodrigo, 18. "Like just thinking about it. I feel like I grew up never seeing that. Also, it was always like, 'Pop star,' that's a white girl."

Courtesy V Magazine Olivia Rodrigo

During the interview, Yang asked if she was ever worried about doing live performances given her rapid rise. Rodrigo thought back to her second live performance ever for Saturday Night Live and the pressure she felt beforehand.

"I was like, 'Am I just going to go up there and freeze up?'," said the "Good 4 U" singer. "So it was kind of an anxiety-inducing thing, but it was so much fun."

"I think live music is such an important part of life and obviously something that we've all been really missing in our lives. I think it's really fun as an artist to be able to cultivate experience for people," she continued.

She then recalled a time she saw Lorde at the Staples Center during her Melodrama tour.

"I remember going to see her at the Staples Center, being with my friends and crying," said Rodrigo. "Like 10,000 people were just feeling the exact same emotions as each other. And I just remember being like, 'That's such a magical experience.'"

"I wanna be that type of artist who can really cultivate these feelings on such a large scale. So, hopefully, that's what I'll do when I go on tour," she continued.

Courtesy V Magazine Olivia Rodrigo

Earlier this week, Rodrigo credited Paramore's Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro as co-writers for her chart-topper "Good 4 U."

The single was declared the song of the summer by Spotify and shortly after, Warner Chappell Music, Paramore's publisher congratulated its two artists.

"A huge shoutout to our writers," wrote Warner Chappell Music in an Instagram story about "Good 4 U" being a No. 1 hit.

The singer also surprised her fans with the music video for "Brutal" on Monday — the first track off her critically acclaimed album Sour. The singer channeled teen angst in the making and incorporated the best things of the early 2000s.

"Had the best time ever making this. so so so grateful for @petrafcollins who constantly inspires me and who directed this video so incredibly," wrote Rodrigo in an Instagram post following the video's release. "Hope u guys love the vid and all my teen angst lol."

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Olivia Rodrigo is opening up about the realities of being a Filipina pop star.

In a Q&A with Bowen Yang for V Magazine on Thursday, the Sour singer, 18, opened up about her experience as an Asian-American in the spotlight. When asked if her ethnicity is ever a factor of how she approaches her career, the singer-songwriter said it's "something incredible to think about."

"I sometimes get DMs from little girls being like, 'I've never seen someone who looked like me in your position.' And I'm literally going to cry," said Rodrigo, 18. "Like just thinking about it. I feel like I grew up never seeing that. Also, it was always like, 'Pop star,' that's a white girl."

Courtesy V Magazine Olivia Rodrigo

During the interview, Yang asked if she was ever worried about doing live performances given her rapid rise. Rodrigo thought back to her second live performance ever for Saturday Night Live and the pressure she felt beforehand.

"I was like, 'Am I just going to go up there and freeze up?'," said the "Good 4 U" singer. "So it was kind of an anxiety-inducing thing, but it was so much fun."

"I think live music is such an important part of life and obviously something that we've all been really missing in our lives. I think it's really fun as an artist to be able to cultivate experience for people," she continued.

She then recalled a time she saw Lorde at the Staples Center during her Melodrama tour.

"I remember going to see her at the Staples Center, being with my friends and crying," said Rodrigo. "Like 10,000 people were just feeling the exact same emotions as each other. And I just remember being like, 'That's such a magical experience.'"

"I wanna be that type of artist who can really cultivate these feelings on such a large scale. So, hopefully, that's what I'll do when I go on tour," she continued.

Courtesy V Magazine Olivia Rodrigo

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The single was declared the song of the summer by Spotify and shortly after, Warner Chappell Music, Paramore's publisher congratulated its two artists.

"A huge shoutout to our writers," wrote Warner Chappell Music in an Instagram story about "Good 4 U" being a No. 1 hit.

The singer also surprised her fans with the music video for "Brutal" on Monday — the first track off her critically acclaimed album Sour. The singer channeled teen angst in the making and incorporated the best things of the early 2000s.

"Had the best time ever making this. so so so grateful for @petrafcollins who constantly inspires me and who directed this video so incredibly," wrote Rodrigo in an Instagram post following the video's release. "Hope u guys love the vid and all my teen angst lol."

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Sofia Richie is most definitely feeling the love on her 23rd birthday, especially after receiving the sweetest shout outs from her sister, Nicole Richie, and brother-in-law, Joel Madden.

Thursday at Miramar High began with the arrest of a student after an assistant principal told school resource officers that the teen had a Glock 26 handgun in his book bag.

Barnet told Insider that the model "came in very last minute and had very little time" to narrate Paxton Hall-Yoshida's thoughts on episode three.

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Olivia Rodrigo accused of ripping off Rina Sawayama in 'Brutal' music video

Dexerto 26 August, 2021 - 10:58am

The music video for ‘Brutal’ was released on August 23, and features various avatars of Rodrigo with the beginning simulating someone choosing characters in a video game.

However, fans and critics were quick to notice similarities between Rodrigo’s video and the video for Sawayama’s ‘XS’ released in April 2020. Some even accused Rodrigo of ripping off the British singer.

The video for ‘XS’ features Sawayama selling a product called RINA Water on a shopping channel and doing a promotional video too. ‘XS’ lyrics criticize excessive consumerism and capitalism taking aim at fast fashion and the lives of the ultra-rich.

As the video progresses, Sawayama’s character turned out to be a robot while the ‘water’ is extracted from a creature in chains.

In ‘Brutal’, one of Rodrigo’s avatars is shown selling water on a television channel while she sings of quitting her job and being exploited, echoing the themes of Sawayama’s song. Rodrigo also sports an orange wig in the video compared to Sawayama who sports orange and black hair in ‘XS’.

word for word bar for bar 😭 pic.twitter.com/f1WWzNK3G0

— leoˣ (@ctrlgrlz) August 23, 2021

Other fans also noticed similarities between the pink suit worn by Rodrigo as a newsreader and one of the channel hosts in ‘XS’. Some fans also believed there were similarities in the opening bars of the songs as both songs feature a slow instrumental before a harsh guitar kicks in.

Sawayama at the Brit Awards 2021 said in an interview that she was excited to see Rodrigo at the event and added “I stan Olivia Rodrigo.” However, not all the reception has been negative.

Look I love Olivia Rodrigo but why does a lot of this feel like a direct rip off of Rina Sawayama visuals? pic.twitter.com/fvbuX6Adjo

— steven (@bot2176) August 23, 2021

Vogue described the video as a “visual treat” and a “playfully brash rebellion.” Publications like Insider noted similarities with videos such as Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and that the video featured actor Lukas Cage from shows like “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus.”

Rodrigo has recently had to credit artists such as Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff on her song ‘deja vu’ and Hayley Williams and Josh Farro on ‘good 4 u’. This was after TikToks pointed out similarities between the songs. Rodrigo was also recently criticized for the alleged quality of her Sour merchandise.

Who was Jason Aldean's bodyguard Ryan 'Rhino' Fleming?

Daily Mail 25 August, 2021 - 04:42pm

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COUNTRY music star Jason Aldean is mourning the loss of his long-time friend.

On August 25, 2021, Aldean announced the loss of his friend, Ryan Fleming, on social media along with several photos of the two together.

Ryan "Rhino" Fleming was known as Aldean's security guard and friend.

Prior to his music success, Aldean and Flemming grew up together in Georgia.

Before joining his childhood friend on tour, Flemming worked as a bouncer and was also a member of the local sheriff's department.

"He came out and traveled the world with us, and for years, if [you] saw me, Rhino wasn’t too far away," Aldean said in the post.

Aldean was the first to announce Fleming's passing.

"Man this is a hard post to write. We lost one of our boys today. Ryan Fleming aka @rhinolin3," Aldean wrote.

"...He was the person who pulled me offstage during the Route 91 shooting and put his life in danger to take care of me and my crew. He was a good man and an even better friend. We will all miss you brother and thank you for having my back all these years. We love ya Rhino! RIP."

While his passing was confirmed, the cause has not been released.

Following the announcement, many of Aldean's friends and former tourmates have commented on the tragic loss.

"I can’t believe I’m writing these words. Rheen, my buddy. What a ride we were on… traveling the world, joking every step of the way. I will love and miss you forever," Aldean's wife Brittany said.

Country singer Morgan Wallen added in, "man, awful news. Sending love and prayers to y'all and his family."

Luke Bryan also recalled his favorite memory, "I saw him pick up a whole camper trailer one night at New Years. Crazy Thang I ever saw. The we rode the farm looking for fallen tress to build a bonfire. And we built a damn big one. Smiling thinking about. Love ya buddy. "

Despite never being famous himself, Rhino left his mark on everyone he met and will surly be remembered.

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