Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License is at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been the most-streamed song on the online platform and is breaking records even in the sales department. It is the best first-week streams of the first single by a female artist.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License released on January 8, 2020, and became an instant hit with the fans. The song got a lot of love and appreciation from the fans via social media and hence, it came as no shock that it made it to the Billboard Hot 100 at No.1 in its first week of release.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License drew 76.1 million U.S. streams and sold 38,000 downloads till January 14, according to Billboard.com. It also got 8.1 million radio airplay audience impressions within the week of its release. The song debuts at No. 1 on both the all-genre Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. It also secured No. 31 in the Pop Airplay and was at No. 37 in the Adult Pop Airplay radio rankings.
At the age of 17 years and 11 months, Rodrigo is the youngest artist to top the Billboard Top 100 after Billie Eilish, who topped for the Bad Guy in August 2019. Billie was 17 years and 8 months and one week old when she got the honor.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License isn’t the first song to cross the Hot 100 charts, her All I Want song from the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Music From the Disney+ Original Series) was also present in the charts. It was also in the Disney’s Gold category with 187 million streams.
Olivia Rodrigo is an actor, singer, and songwriter, who is popularly known for her role in Disney+ show High School Musical: The Musical – The Series as Nini Salazar-Roberts. The show is a spinoff of Disney’s original High School Musical Movies and Olivia plays the part of Gabriella Montez. She wrote Drivers License during the lockdown period and it is said to be about her co-star Joshua Basset.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License was also supported by a lot of celebrities. Her inspiration, Taylor Swift, also supported the young singer on her debut single. The song is also on the Geffen/Interscope Records; it is the 1,116th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history, and is the 48th single to debut on top in 2021.