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Olivia Rodrigo Unleashes ‘Hunger Games’ Track ‘Can’t Catch Me Now’: Stream

Just two albums into her career, Olivia Rodrigo is proving impossible to catch.

The U.S. pop star is a perfect two-from-two atop the Billboard 200 chart, and the Official U.K. Albums Chart. In her homeland, she’s bagged three No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, most recently with “Vampire” sinking its fangs in for two weeks in July.

On the other side of the Atlantic, she became the youngster solo artist to history to claim the U.K. chart double when, at 18 years and three months, she led both main charts in May 2021 (with Sour and “Good 4 U”). The next month, in June 2021, Rodrigo became the first female solo artist to claim three simultaneous U.K. top 5 singles with “Good 4 U,” “Déjà vu” and “Traitor.”

Add to that a hattrick of Grammy Awards, including best new artist; a BRIT Award for best international song at the BRIT Awards in February 2022; and in August of this year, at the age of 20, she became the youngest artist receive a BRIT Billion Award by the BPI.

Before she bent charts to her will, Rodrigo was high-profile piece of the Disney machine, starring in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Rodrigo adds another feather to her cap with “Can’t Catch Me Now,” from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Music From & Inspired By), the official soundtrack to Lionsgate’s latest film in The Hunger Games franchise.

Rodrigo wrote the searing ballad with producer Daniel Nigro, less than two months after the release of Guts, her sophomore LP. It’s one of 17 songs on the soundtrack, including works performed in the film by The Hunger Games star Rachel Zegler, as well as tracks by young artists in the folk and Americana genre.

A prequel, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and long before Coriolanus Snow became the dark overlord of Panem, The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes arrives in theaters Nov. 17.

The upcoming movie stars Zegler alongside Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis, and follows the story of Coriolanus (Blyth), who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol.  

The full soundtrack also arrives Nov. 17. Stream “Can’t Catch Me Now” below.

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