Olivia Isabel Rodrigo who is not only a singer, and songwriter but also an American actress. She is known for her roles as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark and Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Olivia Rodrigo had then signed with Interscope and Geffen Records in 2020 and released her first-ever debut single called Drivers License in January 2021, which reached number one in multiple countries, including the United States and even topped the UK charts in January and gained a lot of popularity within teenagers and young adults with the making of constant TikTok and Instagram reels.
Now dear fans and readers please be seated as the next news will surely blow your minds out… Olivia Rodrigo has now fixed her position as she became the youngest solo artist in the history of music to score an Official UK chart double with her critically acclaimed debut album, Sour which was released on May 21, 2021, and was later preceded by two more singles named Deja Vu and Good 4 U, with the latter becoming her second single to debut at number one in the official UK charts.
Sour has also enjoyed being the first-ever album to get the biggest opening week of 2021. It had attracted the highest number of streams which surpassed the previous record-holder Lewis Capaldi. Meanwhile, her single Good 4 U is the year’s biggest number one with 117,000 chart sales across the duration of seven days. The Official Charts Company even stated that Olivia Rodrigo’s album achieved 45.7 million streams of individual tracks over the past seven days. This definitely is the biggest news for all of us and definitely calls for a huge celebration as the music industry has found its bright new star.
To add on to the list of good news Olivia Rodrigo also has two other singles in this week’s top 10, with Déjà Vu at number four and Traitor at eight. She is also the first artist in six years to claim the Official Chart Double with their debut album since Sam Smith’s album named In The Lonely Hour and his popular single named Lay Me Down in 2015.
Now, this is a never-ending list with the adrenaline rush increasing at every moment, this must have been the happiest moment in Olivia’s life because she is just 18 years and 3 months old and has accomplished so much already. Olivia has been singing since kindergarten and her way to ‘act everything out’ was the reason why she entered into Disney Channel in the first place but then when the show’s creators learned about the fact that she was a budding musician, they had encouraged her to write songs for the series. One of her songs, a power ballad called All I Want, had hit up to millions of streams and became a minor chart hit.
But it was her own Drivers License that marked the arrival of ‘pop’s brightest new star’. After two increasingly impressive singles, and now a number one album, we all await to see what other things she accomplishes and how she paves her way in the music industry.