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Olivia Rodrigo recently told Billboard that she'd rather be a songwriter than a pop star.
The "Drivers License" singer said she'll likely "stop making music and just write for other people."
She said "the second" her current album cycle is over, she'll collaborate with other artists.
Olivia Rodrigo is just one week away from releasing her debut album, "Sour," one of the year's most anticipated pop albums - but she's already planning future studio sessions.
The 18-year-old musician opened up about her aspirations for Billboard's newest cover story, revealing that she's most excited to write songs with - and for - other artists.
"The second the album cycle for this is over and I'm not traveling, that's the one thing that I want to do so bad," she told editor Andrew Unterberger.
In fact, the "Drivers License" singer said that eventually, she'll probably leave the spotlight behind and spend all her time writing songs.
"I always said that I wanted to do that: Maybe when I was, like, 30 or something and I had kids - I'd stop making music and just write for other people," she said."Because I just love songwriting. I love songwriting more than putting out songs."
Labels began bidding to sign Rodrigo in early 2020 after "All I Want," a song she had written for "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," launched a TikTok trend and charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rodrigo said that she chose to sign with Geffen/Interscope because CEO John Janick complimented her writing style.
"All the other major labels were like, 'Oh, you could be a star,'" she said. "And I remember going into Interscope for the first time and [Janick] telling me, 'We love your songwriting. We think you're a great songwriter, and that's the most important thing to us.' And I remember being like, 'Oh, OK, this is where I'm supposed to be.'"
Indeed, the teenager previously told The Guardian that lyrics are her first priority, and she has no real interest in becoming "the biggest pop star that ever lived."
"To a certain degree, having really commercially successful music means that lots of people are really affected by your music and really like it, and that's awesome in and of itself," she told Unterberger.
"If my music becomes really commercially successful, that's incredible, and that means I did a good job. But some of my favorite artists are not commercially successful, and that doesn't mean that they're any less amazing."
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