Fil-Am singer Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License is 1st Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 debut for 2021

Olivia Rodrigo Drivers License
Olivia Rodrigo’s global chart-topper “Drivers License” is now No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Photos from Olivia Rodrigo IG.

Filipino-American singer Olivia Rodrigo debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with her debut single “Drivers License”, the 48th single to debut on top of the chart and the first of 2021.

Rodrigo’s new achievement follows the song’s breaking of Spotify records after it was streamed over 6 million times upon its release, the most for a song in a single day ever in U.S. Spotify history.

The Disney star’s emotional pop ballad hit “Drivers License” produced by Conan Gray and Dan Nigro previously skyrocketed to No. 1 in the U.S. iTunes Top 100 chart, Apple Music’s Top 100 Global chart, and Spotify’s Global Top 100 within just a few days after its official release on January 8, 2021.

“My first song drivers license came out about a week ago…this morning the billboard charts came out and drivers license debuted as number one in the world! it broke all these records too!” Olivia Rodrigo wrote on social media.

Aside from the Hot 100, “Drivers License” is also No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart for this week. Rodrigo’s chart-topper also broke the record for most requested song on Amazon’s Alexa in a single day.

“thank u guys endlessly for listening. y’all have managed to turn one of the scariest most painful moments of my life into something so positive and powerful,” she added.

The 17-year-old singer-songwriter and actress who starred in Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series penned the heartbreak anthem while in quarantine.

Rodrigo’s debut single also currently holds the Spotify record for the most-streamed song in a single week in addition to the most streams in one day for a non-holiday song.

The Billboard Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data.

The Philippine pop group, SB19, earlier made history as the only Southeast Asian act in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Social 50 Artists year-end chart. It ranked 6th amongst international artists and was a mainstay on Billboard’s global chart all throughout the year.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino-American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo who is now at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut single “Drivers License”!

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