The Story Behind Chappell Roan’s Explosive Rise to Fame

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Chappell Roan, whose real name is Kayleigh Rose Amstutz, has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, drawing comparisons to Lady Gaga and Madonna and being hailed as the next major pop star. Initially gaining recognition by opening for Olivia Rodrigo on the Guts tour, Roan's captivating performance at Coachella further propelled her to fame, amassing a fervent following on social media, especially TikTok. Despite her recent success, Roan's journey wasn't easy; after starting by posting music on YouTube, she was dropped by Atlantic Records in 2020 and moved back home. Persisting through various customer service jobs, her dedication is now evident as thousands of fans eagerly attend her shows, as seen at this weekend's Governor's Ball.