Olivia Rodrigo Had the Same Grammys Oops Moment as Her Role Model, Taylor Swift (Due to Her Huge Stack of Awards)

We predicted that Olivia Rodrigo might win big at the 2022 Grammy Awards, and that ended up being true, as the 19-year-old singer-songwriter went home with three Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album (Sour) and Best Pop Solo Performance (“Drivers License”).

Following the ceremony, all of the recipients posed with their trophies in the winners' photo room (where, we must point out, the artists pose with props, because their actual trophies won't arrive in the mail for about three more months). And while Rodrigo was captured holding her pile of gramophone statuettes, she ended up dropping one on the floor and breaking it. (Thankfully, one of the crew members jumped in to replace it with another.)

The oops moment was captured by photographers, resulting in a priceless pic of Rodrigo's shocked expression.

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While we're glad this wasn't the real trophy (and we're sure Rodrigo was, too), the “Good 4 U” singer should feel relieved that the same thing happened to another pop superstar (and one of her biggest musical inspirations): Taylor Swift.

Back in 2010, Swift collected her own pile of awards when she won four prizes for her sophomore album, Fearless (which ended up receiving the coveted Album of the Year award). At the time, Swift was only one year older than Rodrigo is now, and when she posed in the winners' photo room, one of her prop trophies fell to the ground and broke as well. Luckily, a crew member also rushed in to help and handed Swift another one.

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Since the beginning of her career, Rodrigo has claimed that Swift's work strongly influenced her songwriting, and on her debut album Sour, Rodrigo ended up interpolating the songs “Deja Vu” and “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back” with music from Swift's tracks “Cruel Summer” and “New Year's Day.”

We're thinking that this repetition of history is a sign that Rodrigo will continue to follow in Swift's record-breaking footsteps. Congrats on your wins, Olivia!

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...