Chappell Roan’s Rise with Olivia Rodrigo

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Chappell Roan sang background vocals for Olivia Rodrigo before her meteoric rise on the charts.

 

Chappell – born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz – had revealed to Capital Buzz in January of this year that she had sung on tracks Lacy and Obsessed from Olivia’s second album.

In addition she lent her vocals on the track Can’t Catch Me Now which was featured on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes.

Chappell Roan’s Rise with Olivia Rodrigo

Chappell Roan sang background vocals for Olivia Rodrigo before her meteoric rise on the charts

Chappell explained: ‘We all work out of the same studio and Dan [Nigro] is like “Are you free right now, can you come help?”

‘So I go over there and sing harmonies cause it’s really nice on a song to have different tones. I love that [Olivia’s] open to having another vocalist; she’s so sweet to me.’

 The two have built quite the friendship as Olivia had invited Chappell to open for her on her Sour Tour in May 2022 and the Vampire hitmaker even supported the Red Wine Supernova hitmaker at her headlining show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York in August 2022.

Meanwhile, Chappell’s meteoric rise to fame is one of the top stories of the year in the music industry.

From playing Coachella, to rising up the charts, and even a viral interview and performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month, the music artist’s name is seemingly everywhere.

As of June 26, Chappell – who gave herself the moniker ‘your favorite artist’s favorite artist’ in the spirit of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 winner Sasha Colby – has earned a staggering 68.36M streams to date.

In September 2023, the rising star  – who identifies as a lesbian – released her debut album The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess which earned just 2.51million on-demand streams through January 4, 2024 in the US according Luminate via Billboard. 

However her profile expanded beginning with touring with the aforementioned Olivia on her GUTS World Tour from February to April before releasing single Good Luck, Babe! and  performing at Coachella that same month.

It was recently revealed on TikTok that the 26-year-old pop star - who went uncharacteristically barefaced last week - was featured on the 21-year-old Olivia's critically-acclaimed second album Guts last year

It was recently revealed on TikTok that the 26-year-old pop star – who went uncharacteristically barefaced last week – was featured on the 21-year-old Olivia’s critically-acclaimed second album Guts last year

Chappell - born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz - had revealed to Capital Buzz in January of this year that she had sung on tracks Lacy and Obsessed from Olivia's second album; she is seen on Olivia's Guts World Tour during the Palm Springs, California date in February

Chappell – born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz – had revealed to Capital Buzz in January of this year that she had sung on tracks Lacy and Obsessed from Olivia’s second album; she is seen on Olivia’s Guts World Tour during the Palm Springs, California date in February

However her profile expanded beginning with touring with the aforementioned Olivia on her GUTS World Tour from February to April before releasing single Good Luck, Babe! and performing at Coachella that same month; olivia is seen performing in Nashville back in March

However her profile expanded beginning with touring with the aforementioned Olivia on her GUTS World Tour from February to April before releasing single Good Luck, Babe! and performing at Coachella that same month; olivia is seen performing in Nashville back in March

Then in May and June her streams saw a massive jump as she performed at three festivals: Boston Calling in Boston, Governors Ball in New York, and Bonnaroo in Tennessee.

Now Chappell’s streams have reached more than 20 times greater than they did at the star of the year with her catalog earning a whopping 68.36 million streams in the week ending June 20 according to the site.

Her aforementioned debut album also did not chart on the Billboard 200 upon release back in September as it earned just 7,000 equivalent album units according to Luminate.

However after Chappell’s run on Olivia Rodrigo’s tour and the release of her single Good Luck, Babe! she finally debuted at No. 127 on April 6 with just over 9,000 equivalent album units.

And that was only the beginning as it continued rising on the charts before earning 46,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on June 20 for a grand total of 423,000 equivalent album units. 

The fast rise to fame has not exactly been easy as the star broke down into tears while performing on stage at a concert earlier this month.

The singer – who hit the red carpet at the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Awards last month – choked up during her concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, June 12.

The Good Luck, Babe! hitmaker – born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz – had tears running down her face as she told the audience: ‘I guess I just want to be honest with the crowd. I just feel a little off today ‘cause I think that my career is going really fast and it’s really hard to keep up. 

Chappell's meteoric rise to fame is one of the top stories of the year in the music industry as she has earned a staggering 68.36M streams as of June 27; the artist is pictured during an appearance at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month

Chappell’s meteoric rise to fame is one of the top stories of the year in the music industry as she has earned a staggering 68.36M streams as of June 27; the artist is pictured during an appearance at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month

In September 2023, the rising star - who identifies as a lesbian - released her debut album The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess which earned just 2.51million on-demand streams through January 4, 2024 in the US according Luminate via Billboard

In September 2023, the rising star – who identifies as a lesbian – released her debut album The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess which earned just 2.51million on-demand streams through January 4, 2024 in the US according Luminate via Billboard 

After touring with Olivia Rodrigo in April her album continued rising on the charts before earning 46,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on June 20 for a grand total of 423,000 equivalent album units

After touring with Olivia Rodrigo in April her album continued rising on the charts before earning 46,000 equivalent album units in the week ending on June 20 for a grand total of 423,000 equivalent album units

‘So I’m just being honest that I’m just having a hard time today.’

The rising star went on to explain that her meteoric rise is hard to take in even if she is living out her dream.

Chappell continued: ‘So sorry that — I’m not trying to give you, like, a lesser show. It’s just, there’s a lot… Thank you for understanding. 

‘This is all I’ve ever wanted. It’s just heavy sometimes, I think.’

Chappell has seen a massive uptick in her fandom in recent months as her current Midwest Princess Tour was set for club-sized venues.

The demand has been so high that some dates have been moved to bigger venues which have still continued to sell out.

The  Willard, Missouri even reportedly pulled bigger crowds than headliners including Ed Sheeran at the Boston Calling festival last month.

On Sunday, June 16 she performed at the highly-popular Bonnaroo festival as she was originally set to play one of the smaller stages in a tent.

Now Chappell's (pictured in LA back in February)  streams have reached more than 20 times greater than they did at the star of the year with her catalog earning a whopping 68.36 million streams in the week ending June 20 according to the site

Now Chappell’s (pictured in LA back in February)  streams have reached more than 20 times greater than they did at the star of the year with her catalog earning a whopping 68.36 million streams in the week ending June 20 according to the site

The fast rise to fame has not exactly been easy as the star broke down into tears during her concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, June 12

The fast rise to fame has not exactly been easy as the star broke down into tears during her concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, June 12

The 26-year-old rising star had tears running down her face as she told the audience: 'I guess I just want to be honest with the crowd. I just feel a little off today ‘cause I think that my career is going really fast and it’s really hard to keep up. So I’m just being honest that I’m just having a hard time today'

The 26-year-old rising star had tears running down her face as she told the audience: ‘I guess I just want to be honest with the crowd. I just feel a little off today ‘cause I think that my career is going really fast and it’s really hard to keep up. So I’m just being honest that I’m just having a hard time today’

Chappell (seen at the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in LA last month) has seen a massive uptick in her fandom in recent months as her current Midwest Princess Tour was set for club-sized venues and the demand has been so high that some dates have been moved to bigger venues which have still continued to sell out

Chappell (seen at the 2024 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in LA last month) has seen a massive uptick in her fandom in recent months as her current Midwest Princess Tour was set for club-sized venues and the demand has been so high that some dates have been moved to bigger venues which have still continued to sell out

After public outcry, Chappell was upgraded to the outdoor Which Stage in order to be able to accommodate her rabid fanbase. 

The talented star’s music is inspired by 1980s synth-pop and early 2000s pop hits as her performance style has often been described as ‘campy,’ which is defined as ‘an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.’

The performer  – who cites her aesthetic to be heavily influenced by drag queens – has been performing music for more than half of her life.

At 17-years-old she uploaded an original song – titled Die Young – to YouTube and was quickly signed to Atlantic Records shortly after before releasing an EP and single and being dropped shortly thereafter in 2020.

After a brief hiatus Chappell released a series of songs independently in 2022.

On Sunday, June 16 she performed at the highly-popular Bonnaroo festival (pictured) as she was originally set to play one of the smaller stages in a tent. After public outcry, Chappell was upgraded to the outdoor Which Stage in order to be able to accommodate her rabid fanbase

On Sunday, June 16 she performed at the highly-popular Bonnaroo festival (pictured) as she was originally set to play one of the smaller stages in a tent. After public outcry, Chappell was upgraded to the outdoor Which Stage in order to be able to accommodate her rabid fanbase

Chappell performed at the Governor's Ball festival in New York on June 9 and revealed that she had turned down a pride event at the White House as she boldly said: 'This is a response to the White House, who asked me to preform for Pride. We want liberty, justice, and freedom for all. When you do that, that’s when I’ll come'

Chappell performed at the Governor’s Ball festival in New York on June 9 and revealed that she had turned down a pride event at the White House as she boldly said: ‘This is a response to the White House, who asked me to preform for Pride. We want liberty, justice, and freedom for all. When you do that, that’s when I’ll come’

The rising artist released debut album – titled The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess – in 2023 with Island Records. 

In early 2024, she was the opening act for the aforementioned Olivia’s Guts World Tour and performed at the globally known festival Coachella and surged in popularity. 

Chappell performed at the Governor’s Ball festival in New York on June 9 and revealed that she had turned down a pride event at the White House.

She boldly said: ‘This is a response to the White House, who asked me to preform for Pride. We want liberty, justice, and freedom for all. When you do that, that’s when I’ll come.’

Chappell also debuted a new song titled Subway at the festival. 

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