All The First-Week Records Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” Broke

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!

4 responses to “All The First-Week Records Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” Broke”

  1. […] of the world got their introduction to Olivia Rodrigo with her smash “drivers license,” which became her first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and set several Spotify records, including […]

  2. […] like Olivia Rodrigo, and her 8 weeks (yup, 8 weeks) at #1 with a debut single is the perfect proof. “drivers license” was raw, evocative, and simply a stunning ballad that captured broken hearts everywhere. Now she […]

  3. […] after releasing her “deja vu” music video in April 2021, Olivia Rodrigo took to Depop to sell some props from the video, including a mirror she held in the clip, as well […]

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