American teen Olivia Rodrigo is the artist the whole world is talking about right now as her debut single ‘drivers licence’ continues to dominate streaming charts around the world. Now, the track has debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and has achieved gold status.
In the song’s first week of release, “drivers license,” has amassed over 107M global streams with over 76M streams in the U.S. alone, which is the second largest U.S. audio streaming ever and the largest audio streaming in three years.
On January 11, Rodrigo’s “drivers license” set the Spotify record for most streams in a day for a non-holiday song with over 15.17M global streams. On January 12, the song beat its own record with over 17.01M streams. Additionally, “drivers license” had the biggest weekly streaming debut for any song globally in Spotify history.
“drivers license” also set Global Amazon Music records for the most streams in a week for a song debut and the most on-demand streams in a single day. “drivers license” also scored the most voice requests ever via ‘Alexa’ on Amazon Music for a song in one day worldwide.
The song is also the U.K.’s official No. 1 song, breaking the Official Chart Company’s record for the highest number of single-day streams ever for a non-holiday track, not to mention racking up widespread critical acclaim and over 46 million music video views.
Written by Rodrigo, “drivers license” underscores her songwriting prowess and knack at creating immediately powerful music. Complete with radiant harmonies, kinetic percussion, and Rodrigo’s soaring vocals, the Dan Nigro-produced song is a brilliant balance of unfiltered outpouring and graceful specificity articulated by a talented young artist wise beyond her years.