Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch and Hailee Steinfeld in Variety’s ‘Power of Young Hollywood Impact List' Issue 2021
Singer-songwriter OLIVIA RODRIGO graces one of the magazine covers of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue. The other two cover issues include Lil Nas X and Thomas Doherty.
One of the leading business entertainment industry trade magazines, Variety highlights talent from today’s 25-and-under set making an impact in the entertainment industry.
Rodrigo's record-shattering debut single, "drivers license" and album, "Sour" (written by Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro, recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown) landed her on the list.
Of the fifty-three young listmakers chosen by Variety, two other Filipina American entertainers are featured as well.
Positioned at #32, content creator and singer BELLA POARCH (24) created the most-liked TikTok video in 2020 and is the most followed woman of color on the app with 77 million-plus followers. She signed a deal with Warner Records ahead of her debut single “Build a Bitch,” the music video for which earned 75 million views in its first week alone. It became the biggest debut ever for a new artist on YouTube and led to a Billboard Hot 100 ranking. Poarch’s online presence made her a target for trolls who left comments encouraging suicide. “I felt like I was back in school being bullied,” says Poarch, “but after a certain point I realized none of it matters.”
Positioned at #41, actor and musician HAILEE STEINFELD (24) shot to fame with an Oscar nomination for ”True Grit” and hasn’t slowed since. Returning to this list, her current projects include the Disney Plus series ”Hawkeye” and the third season of the Apple TV Plus series ”Dickinson” in which she acts and executive produces. Known for playing roles that embody strong female characters, Steinfeld appreciates ”playing girls who are strong and witty and skilled, but have to work for all of that, which, at the end of the day, is relatable.” Recently, she’s branched into other business ventures and created a capsule collection with Frankies Bikinis and co-founded the eyewear brand Prive Revaux.
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