Olivia Rodrigo claims United Kingdom number one single with 'Drivers License'

16 Janvier, 2021, 00:35 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

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American Actor and singer, Olivia Rodrigo has today made Official Irish Chart history just one week after the release of her debut single "Drivers License".

The Disney actress released her first single, "Driver's Licence", on 8 January. On January 12, the song racked up over 17 million streams on Spotify from around the world, setting a new record for the most streams in one day on a song. Drivers License is the UK's official No 1, breaking the Official Charts Company's record for the highest number of single-day streams ever for a non-Christmas song. So how did this happen ...

By Monday, January 11, the song was number one on Spotify.

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Co-written by Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro, Drivers License is rumoured to reference behind-the-scenes activity on the show. The song documents Rodrigo getting her driver's licence, a moment that she meant to celebrate with a boyfriend who has now moved on to another girl. Fans have since put together that Bassett, who taught Olivia how to drive, has since moved on with Sabrina Carpenter and there's a lyric in the track where Olivia sings about "a blonde girl who's so much older".

Rodrigo's song smashed records right out of the gate. Rodrigo told Apple Music's Zane Lowe that she wrote the song while "literally crying in my living room".

Ireland's biggest album of 2020 scores its latest non-consecutive week leading the Top 50, once more holding off Taylor Swift at Number 2 with Evermore. "But you layer in the drama, you layer in a really active fanbase and you get this snowball effect".



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