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On The Rise of Chappell Roan

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When Chappell Roan was first discovered on the music scene, the then-17-year-old thought she was going to win a GRAMMY. She signed to Atlantic Records after having an impressive run on YouTube sharing her music. Finally, she was living her dream, traveling across the country, writing and performing music. She told The Guardian, “It’s funny, because, when you sign to a label, that’s when the real work begins.” The hustle and bustle of that work had her hoping for a GRAMMY. The work made her feel like she had just won the lottery. 

Getting her start in 2017, Ronan released her first single “Good Hurt.” The artist released her first EP, School Nights, a month later. She also debuted on her first nationwide tour, Vance Joy’s Lay It On Me. She then went on another tour at the beginning of 2018. 

During the height of the pandemic, Ronan released another single, “Pink Pony Club.” A visit to a gay nightclub inspired the song. Not only was it popular, it ranked third on USA Today’s “10 Best Songs Of 2020.” Two years later, in 2022, she had more than 10 million streams on Spotify, even when she was dropped from Atlantic Records because they felt like the single underperformed at the time. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14, 2023: Chappell Roan sits on a barstool at the Big Foot Lodge on August 14, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. Her new album 'The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess' is coming out in September.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Now, after building herself back up after twelve months, the singer has released more music. Her latest is her debut album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, released in September of last year. She even announced another tour. The singer is also opening for Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS tour. Roan’s tour kicks off today, February 22, in San Diego, California, and ends sometime in the spring. As for building herself back up after falling so many times, the singer is determined to come back strong, as she always does.

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