Olivia Rodrigo stole millions of hearts worldwide when she released “drivers license” on January 8th, a buzzing teenage breakup song that even earned a nod of approval from her idol, Taylor Swift. It took less than a day for the track to begin breaking records, and it even went on to break one of its own, as well as debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Within hours of its release, the song skyrocketed to #1 on both US iTunes and Apple Music, making her the first act to top both charts simultaneously this year:
On January 11th, “drivers license” broke Ed Sheeran’s record for the most-streamed non-holiday song in a single day, and broke its own record the next day. It was less than 100,000 streams away from beating Mariah Carey’s record for most-streamed song overall in a single day, which she maintains with “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Spotify later confirmed it had the biggest streaming week for any song in the platform’s history.
It also had the biggest global debut weekend in Spotify’s history, in addition to being the first song to get over 5 million streams on multiple days.
“drivers license” broke the record for the most-requested song on Amazon’s Alexa products, as well as the biggest first-week Amazon Music debut:
By the end of its debut week, it became the fastest song in history to pass 100 million Spotify streams.
While the song keeps making history, you can check out “drivers license” on your favorite music streaming service now!
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.