Seventeen-Year-Old Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License Set To Top Billboard Hot 100
Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single ‘Drivers License’ has been making a noise since its release on January 8.
Rodrigo’s nostalgic, piano song builds slowly a story about the 17-year-old finally getting her license to drive. She was supposed to celebrate the accomplishment with her ex, who has moved on to an older blonde who she reveals is “everything I’m insecure about.” So Rodrigo drives through the suburbs, heartbroken and angry, wondering if any of the feelings were ever even real, as reported by Rolling Stone.
As reported by Billboard, over its first three days of availability, from Friday the January 8 to January 10, the song has sold 16,000 copies and been streamed 21 million times in the U.S., according to preliminary figures from MRC Data.
If we got to compare, that’s already more streams in three days than Mood, the reigning No. 1 on Billboard‘s Streaming Songs listing, notched in the entire previous chart week (17.5 million streams). It’s also nearly 73% of the way to the sales total posted by Justin Bieber’s Anyone in that week (22,000), the top song on Billboard‘s Digital Song Sales chart.
The song is currently No. 1 on U.S. daily charts for both Apple Music and Spotify, with nearly 5.7 million daily plays on the latter service outnumbering the totals of the second- through seventh-most-played songs combined, according to its listed daily tallies. Drivers License is already set to make a major impact on the Hot 100 next week.
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Before Driver’s License, Rodrigo was seen in High School Musical: The Musical Series. Through the series, she began showing off her songwriting skills, contributing songs that she wrote with her co-star Joshua Bassett to the soundtrack. Bassett is rumoured to the inspiration behind the hit Drivers Licence.