“Drivers License,” the surprise smash single by Disney star Olivia Rodrigo, easily topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming just the 48th track in the chart’s history to debut at No. 1 and one of only seven by rising artists to do so. At 17 years and 11 months, Rodrigo is also the youngest artist to top the chart since Billie Eilish, who scored a No. 1 hit with “Bad Guy” in Aug. 2019.
The Taylor Swift co-signed track scored 76.1 million U.S. streams and sold 38,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 14 and earned 8.1 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 17, according to MRC Data. The weekly streaming number is the highest ever for a female artist’s first single properly promoted to radio, streaming services and other platforms, as well as the biggest for any song since Cardi B’s “WAP” feat. Megan Thee Stallion.
The success of “Drivers License” wasn’t limited to the U.S. The single also debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts with 130 million streams and 49,000 downloads worldwide. It is just the third track to debut atop both charts since their inception last September.