Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month • 25m
Singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo has made a monumental debut with her record-breaking new original single, “drivers license,” available via Geffen Records. The stunning and emotive piano-driven track debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, holding the top spot for the third week in a row.
Within its first week, “drivers license” amassed over 107M global streams with over 62M streams in the U.S. alone, which is the second largest U.S. audio streaming ever and the largest audio streaming in three years. The song also debuted at No. 1 across major streaming services, entered the charts at No. 1 in the U.K., Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, and Portugal, and smashed worldwide streaming records. “drivers license” had the biggest weekly streaming debut for any song globally in Spotify history, and beat Rodrigo’s own previously-held record for the most Spotify streams for a song in a week. The track also broke Global Amazon Music records – racking up the most streams in a week for a song debut and the most on-demand streams in a single day, as well as scoring the most voice requests ever via ‘Alexa’ for a song in one day worldwide.
Hailed as an “early contender for song of the year” by Rolling Stone, “drivers license” underscores Rodrigo’s songwriting prowess and knack at creating immediately powerful music. Complete with radiant harmonies, kinetic percussion, and Rodrigo’s soaring vocals, the Dan Nigro co-written and produced track is a brilliant balance of unfiltered outpouring and graceful specificity – articulated by a talented young artist wise beyond her years.
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