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Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire” is finally here

The Global Superstar Dropped her New Single and Announced the #vampireOR2 YouTube Shorts Challenge Alongside Livies and Creators Live From her ‘vampire’ Premiere Event in Los Angeles.

3X GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum recording artist Olivia Rodrigo is back with her sure-to-be monstrous new single “vampire” off her forthcoming album GUTS and is bringing fans along for this exciting new chapter with the exclusive YouTube Shorts #vampireOR2 challenge.

Olivia Rodrigo joins fans and YouTube Creators to unveil the #vampireOR2 Shorts challenge and premiere the video for her single "vampire", (Geffen Records) at the YouTube Headquarters

“I’m excited for ‘vampire’ to finally be out! Creating visual representations of my music is important to me and that’s why I decided to put the song out into the world with this music video and Shorts campaign. I’m so grateful for my fans and can’t wait to see what they create for #vampireOR2, ” shared Rodrigo.

Tonight, Rodrigo joined excited fans and YouTube Creators in Los Angeles to unveil #vampireOR2 and to premiere the highly anticipated music video for the single, directed by Petra Collins. The superstar sealed the experience with a kiss, giving everyone a first look at her own take on kiss-transition content featuring “vampire” to kick off the #vampireOR2 Shorts challenge. The fans and creators joined in on the fun, going full “vampire” on site and immediately sharing their personal spin on Shorts. More photos from the premiere event are here!

I’m so grateful for my fans and can’t wait to see what they create for #vampireOR2! ”

Olivia Rodrigo

Written with collaborator Daniel Nigro, “vampire” is Rodrigo’s first new music since the May 2021 release of her debut album SOUR. SOUR entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 and would go on to become the longest-running debut album in the chart’s top 10 of the 21st century. Rodrigo’s breakout hit “drivers license” charted in more than 50 markets on YouTube, reaching #1 on the Top Songs charts in countries including the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom, and every song from SOUR charted on the US Top Songs chart. Since her debut, she’s earned over 4 billion views on YouTube and amassed more than 10 million subscribers on her official YouTube channel.

Olivia Rodrigo Los Angeles Vampire video premiere

More Shorts surprises are in store for the weeks ahead as Rodrigo invites Livies worldwide to create and share their best kiss-transition-themed content to join the Shorts #vampireOR2 movement.

It’s your move Livies! How to participate in the YouTube Shorts #vampireOR2 challenge:

To start, check out Olivia’s very own Shorts here and sink your teeth in by heading to YouTube and creating Shorts of your own:

  • Head to YouTube, hit the ‘+’ sign followed by “Create a Short”
  • Click “Add sound” and search for “vampire”
  • Hit the red circle to begin recording your video
  • Record your best kiss-transition take and add the hashtag #vampireOR2 as part of your caption
  • Hit publish!

Stay tuned to Olivia Rodrigo’s official YouTube channel for more #vampireOR2 action to come!