Olivia Rodrigo makes chart history as Drivers License debuts at UK Number 1 – Official Charts Company

According to Official Charts Company information, the track sets a brand new Official Chart record, as it exceeds Ed Sheerans Shape Of You to claim the UKs highest number of streams ever in a single day for a non-Christmas tune.

Billed as the star, songwriter, and singers debut original single, Drivers License enters at the summit with an outstanding 95,000 chart sales, including 10.9 million streams throughout the week.

Rising star Olivia Rodrigo has officially arrived as Drivers License lands straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with record-breaking streaming numbers, the Authorities Charts Business can confirm.

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Chauffeurs License acquired almost 2.407 m streams in 24 hr on Tuesday 12 January. Forming of You previously held the 24-hour record in 2017 with 2.274 m streams.

Celebrating the news, Olivia told OfficialCharts.com: “I want to state thank you people so much it means the absolute world to me that you people are listening to and loving Drivers License. Sending you all the love on the planet.”

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At 17 years and 10 months old, Rodrigo joins an elite club of artists to score a UK Number 1 single before their 18th birthday. The last was Jawsh 685, who struck Number 1 with Savage Love last year at 17 years and 7 months old. More on the youngest artists to land a UK Number 1 single here.

Meanwhile, last weeks Number 1, Little Mixs Sweet Melody, drops to 2, and Ed Sheerans Afterglow slips a location to 3, while Meduzas Paradise ft. Dermot Kennedy strikes a new peak, up three places to 7.

Olivia also delights in the most significant opening week of overall chart sales for a Number 1 debut single in almost five years, since Zayns Pillowtalk in February 2016.

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US singer-songwriter SZA continues to climb with her most current track Good Days, leaping 14 places to Number 14, as does famous DJ Tiesto with The Business, up ten spots to Number 21. Goosebumps by home manufacturer HVME is also on the climb, increasing 12 places to 25.

Further down, there are three new entries in this weeks Top 40. Bugzy Malones Notorious ft. Chip enters at 30, earning the rapper his 4th Top 40 hit. The Weeknds Save Your Tears lands at 34, his 24th UK Top 40 hit, and Saweeties Best Friend ft. Doja Cat is new at 35, the US rappers highest charting single to date.

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The Weeknds Save Your Tears lands at 34, his 24th UK Top 40 hit, and Saweeties Best Friend ft. Doja Cat is new at 35, the United States rappers highest charting single to date.

At 17 years and 10 months old, Rodrigo signs up with an elite club of artists to score a UK Number 1 single before their 18th birthday. The last was Jawsh 685, who hit Number 1 with Savage Love last year at 17 years and 7 months old. More on the youngest artists to land a UK Number 1 single here.

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