During her acceptance speech for Variety’s Songwriter of the Year award 2021, Olivia Rodrigo commended Avril Lavigne.

The singer said: “First of all, I want to thank Avril for coming here today. I am such a massive fan of you I look up to you so much. So, this is so surreal for me. Thank you for the love and support.”

“I wrote Drivers License about this really hard time for my life, I watched it affect so many people regardless of sexual orientation, or gender or age,” she continued. “And to me, it’s a really beautiful thing about art, and that was so special for me to not only see how universal all those feelings were, but how music can bring us all together and make us feel less alone.”

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