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Olivia O'Brien (born November 26, 1999) is an American singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2016 after collaborating with Gnash on the single "I Hate U, I Love U", which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and number one in Australia, resulting in a recording contract with Island Records. Her debut studio album, Was It Even Real?, was released in 2019.

Olivia O'Brien
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O'Brien in 2018
Background information
Born (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 19)
Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2015–present
LabelsIsland
Websiteoliviaobrienmusic.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

O'Brien was born on November 26, 1999, in Thousand Oaks, California. She has been singing since she was seven years old, and taught herself to play guitar and piano. She attended Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California.[1]

CareerEdit

2015–2016: Breakthrough and debut singlesEdit

O'Brien initially gained the attention of Gnash after posting a cover of one of his songs on Soundcloud. Gnash reached out to O'Brien, expressing interest in her material, and asked for her to send him any original songs that she had. O'Brien then sent a voice note of her original song, "Hate U, Love U", and he invited her to record the song with him in Los Angeles.[1] "I Hate U, I Love U" (stylized in lowercase) was released in March 2016, and appears on Gnash's third EP titled Us.[2] The single peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in Australia.[3] Thereafter, O'Brien signed with Island Records and released her debut solo single, "Trust Issues", in August 2016, which premiered through Complex magazine.[4][5] Her second single, "Root Beer Float" featuring Blackbear, premiered on September 15, 2016.[6] O'Brien released a third single, "Find What You're Looking For", in October 2016.[7] O'Brien released "Hate U, Love U" as a single in December, the original solo version of "I Hate U, I Love U."[8][9] O'Brien also released an acoustic video for the song on December 20, 2016.[10] O'Brien made her television debut in July 2016 with Gnash performing "I Hate U, I Love U" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.[11] O'Brien and Gnash made their second television performance on September 19, 2016, performing "i hate u, i love u" on Today.[12]

2017–present: It's Not That Deep and Was It Even Real?Edit

In February 2017, O'Brien released "Empty" as the lead single from her debut extended play.[13] In March 2017, O'Brien was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Solo Breakout, but lost to Zayn Malik.[14] She released the next single from the EP in July, "RIP", with accompanying music video.[15][16] The third single, "No Love", followed in November along with her debut extended play, It's Not That Deep.[17] O'Brien featured in the acoustic version of Jack & Jack's single "Beg", released in January 2018.[18] In June 2018, a remix of "RIP" was released with the collaboration of G-Eazy and Drew Love.[19]

In August 2018, "UDK" was released as the lead single from O'Brien's debut studio album.[20] O'Brien released the next single, "I Don't Exist", in September followed by "Care Less More" in November, both with accompanying music videos.[21] The fourth single, "Love Myself", was released on February 1, 2019.[22] In March, O'Brien announced that her debut studio album, Was It Even Real?, was scheduled for release on April 26, 2019. She then released "Just Friends" as a promotional single, and "Just a Boy", the final single before the release of the album.[23][24] In May 2019, O'Brien collaborated with the Norwegian group Seeb on "Fade Out".[25] The single was accompanied by a music video.[26]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
Was It Even Real?

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
It's Not That Deep[27]
  • Released: November 17, 2017
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[28]
"Trust Issues"[29] 2016 Non-album singles
"Root Beer Float"
(featuring Blackbear)[30]
"Find What You're Looking For"
"Hate U Love U" 99
"Empty" 2017 It's Not That Deep[31]
"RIP"
"No Love"
"UDK" 2018 Was It Even Real?
"I Don't Exist"
"Care Less More"
"Love Myself" 2019
"Just a Boy"
"Fade Out"
(Seeb with Olivia O'Brien and Space Primates)
TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As a featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[28]
AUS
[32]
AUT
[33]
BEL
[34]
CAN
[35]
DEN
[36]
ITA
[37]
NZ
[38]
SWE
[39]
UK
[40]
"I Hate U, I Love U"[41]
(Gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien)
2017 10 1 9 3 22 29 14 9 15 7 us
"Ringtone" (Diamond White featuring Olivia O'Brien) 2018 Non-album single
"Might Die Young" (Bobby Brackins featuring Olivia O'Brien and Tinashe) To Kill For
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"Tequilawine" 2017 It's Not That Deep
"Just Friends" 2019 Was It Even Real?

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards Best Solo Breakout Herself[14] Nominated
Radio Disney Music Awards Best Breakup Song "i hate u, i love u"[50] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "OLIVIA O'BRIEN RELEASES NEW SINGLE "TRUST ISSUES"". Press Party. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "us by gnash on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Gnash - Chart history - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Ortiz, Edwin. "Premiere: Listen to Olivia O'Brien's New Song "Trust Issues"". Complex. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Island Records - Olivia O'Brien". Island Records. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Kress, Bryan. "Olivia O'Brien Releases Sugary 'Root Beer Float,' Feat. blackbear: Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Ramsay, Kate. "Premiere: Olivia O'Brien's New Single "Find What You're Looking For"". V Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Hate U Love U - Single by Olivia O'Brien on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Pawlowski, Sophie (December 15, 2016). "We Can't Help But Love "Hate U Love You" - Nasty Galaxy". Nasty Gal. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  10. ^ Briones, Isis. "You've Never Heard "Hate U Love U" Performed Like This Before". Teen Vogue. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. "Singer-Songwriter gnash on Becoming the Year's Most Unlikely Music Sensation". Vogue. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "gnash and Olivia O'Brien perform their hit 'I hate u, I love u' on TODAY". TODAY. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  13. ^ Gore, Sydney. "Olivia O'Brien Will Make You Feel Less "Empty"". NYLON. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  14. ^ a b Thorpe, Isha. "Here's The Complete List Of #iHeartAwards Winners | iHeartRadio Music Awards | iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
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  16. ^ "Olivia O'Brien - RIP". July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Olivia O'Brien Releases Debut EP 'It's Not That Deep' via Island Records". Broadway World. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  18. ^ Gore, Sydney. "Olivia O'Brien Hops On Jack & Jack's Acoustic Version Of "Beg"". MTV News. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "RIP (feat. G-Eazy & Drew Love) - Single by Olivia O'Brien". iTunes (US), Apple Music. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Olivia O'Brien Puts Haters in Their Place with "UDK"". Harper's Bazaar. August 3, 2018.
  21. ^ Wass, Mike (November 16, 2018). "Olivia O'Brien's Quirky "Care Less More" Video: Premiere". idolator. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  22. ^ "Olivia O'Brien Releases New Single 'Love Myself'". CelebMix. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  23. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Multi-Platinum Olivia O'Brien Releases Track JUST A BOY Ahead Of Debut Album". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  24. ^ "Multi-Platinum Olivia O'Brien Releases Track "Just Friends" Alongside Album "Was It Even Real" Announcement  -". ventsmagazine.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  25. ^ "Olivia O'Brien Opts to "Fade Out" in Playful Collaboration with Seeb & Space Primates / Ones To Watch". Ones To Watch. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  26. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Olivia O'Brien Teams Up With Seeb For Summer Anthem FADE OUT". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  27. ^ "It's Not That Deep - EP by Olivia O'Brien on Apple Music". iTunes, Apple Music. November 17, 2017.
  28. ^ a b "Gnash - Chart history - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  29. ^ "Trust Issues - Single by Olivia O'Brien on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  30. ^ "Root Beer Float (feat. Blackbear) - Single de Olivia O'Brien sur Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  31. ^ "It's Not That Deep". Spotify. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
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  36. ^ "Gnash discography" (in Danish). danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
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  45. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Olivia O'Brien" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  46. ^ "FIMI - Certificazioni". Fimi.it. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  47. ^ "Certificeringer". IFPI Denmark. June 28, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
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  50. ^ Johnson, Zach. "Radio Disney Music Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations". E! Online. Retrieved March 9, 2017.

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