Olivia Rodrigo With ‘Drivers License’ Song Makes Historic No. 1 Debut on U.K. Chart

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” appeared at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart on Friday (Jan. 15) with 95,000 outline deals, including 10.9 million streams across the week. The runaway hit even outperformed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to procure the U.K’s. most elevated number of streams ever in a solitary day for a non-Christmas tune.

“Drivers License” procured 2.407 million streams on Tuesday, while “State of You” recently held the 24-hour record in 2017 with 2.274 million streams.

“I just want to say thank you guys so much. It means the absolute world to me that you guys are listening to and loving ‘Drivers License.’ So sending you all the love in the world,” the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star said in a video message commending the news while making a gesture of blowing a kiss and flaunting her U.K. No. 1 plaque.

What’s more, there’s additional: The 17-year-old vocalist musician likewise had the greatest opening seven day stretch of by and large graph deals for a No. 1 introduction in five years, since Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” in 2016. Furthermore, she’s perhaps the most youthful craftsman to score a No. 1 melody in the U.K. prior to their eighteenth birthday celebration, at 17 years and 10 months old. Jawsh 685 joined the 18-and-under outline clinchers club in July when he scored a No. 1 single with “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” close by Jason Derulo, and drove the outline for three weeks at 17 years and 7 months old.

Spotify affirmed to Billboard that, on Monday, “Drivers License” set the stage’s precedent for most streams in a day for a non-occasion melody, with over 15.17 million worldwide streams (and that on Tuesday, the tune kept on beating its own record, with over 17.01 million streams). “Drivers License” additionally bested Spotify’s Global and U.S. Melody Debut diagrams.

Rodrigo appears to have the main runaway hit of 2021 on her hands, so check Billboard next Tuesday (Jan. 19) to see where the tune lands on the Billboard Hot 100.