James Charles Sings 'Drivers License' By Olivia Rodrigo... And Fans LOVED It!
"can we just appreciate how much better james has gotten at singing? like DANG." A fan tweets.
19 January 2021 by Fonticha Tran
On January 19, Beauty YouTuber James Charles uploaded a cover of "drivers license" by Olivia Rodrigo, and fans are impressed with the improvement in his singing skills!
For those who don't know, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' Olivia Rodrigo recently released a new debut single, "drivers license", which has gone on to break several records. At the time of writing, the song has amassed over 48 million views in just two weeks.
Fast forward, and on the day before James uploaded the cover, James revealed that he was nervous about posting the video.
I "I’m so nervous to post tomorrow’s video f***"
The next day, James admits to fans that he was nervous to post the cover due to being "made fun of so much" from comments dragging his singing abilities.
I "I was really nervous to post todays video & am still shaking after uploading... music is one of my biggest passions but getting made fun of so much (sometimes rightfully so lol) has made me horrified to explore it more... I'm really proud of this vid & hope you guys like it"
Fun fact: In the cover, James changes the pronouns from female to male.
How did fans react?
The majority of the fans loved James' cover, with several impressed by how much he had improved in his singing skills.
I "James has improved on his singing SO MUCH ♥"
I "I am so proud of far you have come on your singing journey sister James, this sounds amazing❤️"
I "can we just appreciate how much better james has gotten at singing? like DANG. even if you dont like him for some reason, you honestly cant deny... james is really talented. can we just TALK about james’s improvement in his singing"
This isn't the first time James sang "drivers license".
On January 14, James had uploaded a TikTok video where he and a group of friends sang an acapella version of "drivers license"
In the TikTok video description, James writes:
I "genuinely the best song ive heard in a long time, love u @livbedumb 🥰 #singing #driverslicense
In a comment below, James clarifies to fans that there are just two households mixing.
I "before anyone comments, trevor is my roomate [sic] & the other 3 live together and have been quarantining :) definitely singing safely."
This TikTok video comes after James received backlash for collaborating with other influencers during the pandemic with a lack of social distancing or masks present.
James, however, has since responded to the scandal.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.