Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ Fast-Tracks to No. 1 In Australia

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Olivia Rodrigo visit's People Now on Nov. 5, 2019 in New York.

Olivia Rodrigo just showed off her “Drivers License” for the first time. Now she’s taken the fast route to No. 1 in Australia.

The 17-year-old Californian actor and pop singer starts at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with her debut single, emulating her chart-topping success in the U.K.

In doing so, Rodrigo becomes the first artist to debut at No. 1 with their first single since Harry Styles’ "Sign Of The Times" back in April 2017. Styles, of course, had the benefit of a career with One Direction behind him.

Rodrigo is all that stands in the way of The Kid Laroi bagging his first No. 1. The Sydney-raised rapper's “Without You” holds at No. 2 on the singles survey.

Also soaring on the national singles survey this week is Tones And I’s “Fly Away,” up 8-7 for a new chart peak. It’s the multiple ARIA Award-winner’s joint second-highest chart entry, equaling the best for 2019’s “Never Seen The Rain.”

Tones’ breakout hit “Dance Monkey” is by far the longest No. 1 in the history of the ARIA Singles Chart, at 24 non-consecutive weeks, and it finished 2020 as the best-selling homegrown tune, ARIA reports.

Meanwhile, Barry Gibb leads the ARIA Albums Chart as a solo artist for the first time with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook, a collection of Bee Gees classics performed as country duets.

As a member of the Bee Gees, who were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 1997, Gibb topped the ARIA Albums Chart in 1999 with Live - One Night Only.

Greenfields is Gibb’s third solo album and the follow-up to In The Now, which reached No. 3 in Oct. 2016.

It bows at No. 1, just ahead of U.S. country star Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which starts at No. 2 for his ARIA Top 50 debut.

The top five this week is rounded out by Taylor Swift’s Evermore (down 1-3), Styles’ Fine Line (down 2-4) and The Kid Laroi’s F*ck Love (Savage) (down 3-5), while British singer and songwriter Passenger’s lands a sixth Top Ten album with Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted, new at No. 6.