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Driver’s License singer Olivia Rodrigo poses in a bikini before unveiling the track list

Olivia Rodrigo has unveiled her debut studio album, Sour.

The 18-year-old singer-and-actress – who achieved chart success with her debut single Driver’s License when it was released in January – has shared the artwork and track-listing for the hotly-anticipated LP, which is due to be released on May 21. It features her record-breaking hit and recent single, Deja Vu.

This comes just days after the star posed in a bright blue bikini for Instagram.  

Ready for summer: Olivia Rodrigo posed in a bikini earlier this month before unveiling her track list for her studio album debut on Tuesday

Alongside the album artwork, which includes the track-listing on a silver balloon on the back sleeve, Olivia wrote on Instagram: ‘My debut album SOUR out may 21st ahhhhhhhh.’

The record had already been teased in the description of the music video for Deja Vu on YouTube, where a link takes fans to a page where they can pre-order the album.

Olivia recently shared how she wanted to write a song about the feeling of having lived through the present situation before, Déjà vu, because she is ‘fascinated’ by it.

Fun in the sun: The singer had on a two piece with several necklaces as she shared four butterfly emojis

Fun in the sun: The singer had on a two piece with several necklaces as she shared four butterfly emojis

She said in a press release: ‘The concept of Deja Vu has always fascinated me and I thought it would be cool to use it in a song around the complex feelings after a relationship ends. 

SOUR TRACK LIST 

1. Brutal

2. Traitor

3. Drivers License

4. 1 Step Forward. 3 Steps Back

5. Deja Vu

6. Good 4 U

7. Enough For You

8. Happier

9. Jealousy, Jealousy

10. Favorite Crime

11. Hope Ur OK 

‘I started writing and recording Deja Vu last fall and had so much fun creating the different melodies and sonic textures that you hear throughout.’

The Bizaardvar’ star made chart history with the release of Driver’s License, as it became the UK’s longest-running number one debut single since Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 hit Crazy, while also consistently topping the charts in the US and elsewhere.

And the singer recently said the success of the single has been ‘beyond [her] wildest dreams’.

She explained: ‘I mean, that is just everything. 

‘All the recognition the song has got is beyond my wildest dreams. 

‘Taylor Swift – who is my songwriting idol and I wouldn’t be half of the woman and a songwriter I am today without her – reached out and was so supportive of the song.’

Last week Rodrigo has been handed a parking ticket.

The singer-and-actress, who took four attempts to pass her driving test, was sent a City of Los Angeles Parking Violation through the post.

Olivia -captioned a snap of her ticket: ‘damn this driving s*** isn’t all fun and games.’

Last month, the chart-topper recalled how it took her four tests to finally receive her license.

New look: The 18-year-old singer-and-actress - who achieved chart success with her debut single Driver's License when it was released in January - shared this image for the hotly-anticipated LP, which is due to be released on May 21

New look: The 18-year-old singer-and-actress – who achieved chart success with her debut single Driver’s License when it was released in January – shared this image for the hotly-anticipated LP, which is due to be released on May 21

For May: There was also a silver balloon that had the track list on it. Olivia wrote on Instagram: 'My debut album SOUR out may 21st ahhhhhhhh'

For May: There was also a silver balloon that had the track list on it. Olivia wrote on Instagram: ‘My debut album SOUR out may 21st ahhhhhhhh’

Aside from COVID-19 delaying her test and having to reschedule to film ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, Olivia used her mom’s car to take one of her tests and the horn didn’t work, so she automatically failed as the car was deemed ‘legally unsafe’.

She said: ‘Essentially, the time I got my driver’s license it was my fourth try, which is really sad.

‘The third one, I finally get there and I fly out from Utah to LA just to take the test because I had to take it in California.

Her update: Last week Rodrigo has been handed a parking ticket. The singer-and-actress, who took four attempts to pass her driving test, was sent a City of Los Angeles Parking Violation through the post

Her update: Last week Rodrigo has been handed a parking ticket. The singer-and-actress, who took four attempts to pass her driving test, was sent a City of Los Angeles Parking Violation through the post

‘I’m sitting in the car and the guy comes by and he’s checking my lights and stuff like that, and he goes, ‘Ok, honk your horn now’. 

‘And I go to honk my horn and the horn doesn’t work on my mum’s car and she had no idea that the horn doesn’t work on her car because she never uses her horn because she’s the calmest person in the whole world.

‘And so he said, ‘Your car is legally unsafe, I can’t take you out to take the test – go home.’

‘I didn’t even get to drive out of the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) … I was so upset, I literally cried in the DMV parking lot.’

She added of her fourth attempt: ‘I got there eventually!’

The citation: Olivia -captioned a snap of her ticket: ‘damn this driving s*** isn’t all fun and games’

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