Olivia Rodrigo has claimed another piece of UK chart history. As the new countdown is unveiled today (11) by the Official Charts Company, she becomes the first female artist ever to have three simultaneous titles in the Top 5 of the UK singles chart.
“Good 4 U” starts a third week at No.1, with new weekly chart sales of 96,000. The OCC reports that this total includes 11.2 million streams. Meanwhile “Deja Vu” marks its tenth chart week by moving up one place to No.4, regaining its previous peak position of two weeks ago.
“Traitor,” which had one week on the chart at No.7 two weeks ago, re-enters at No.5, to ensure that Rodrigo joins the select handful of artists who have had three UK Top 5 songs at the same time. These include John Lennon, who achieved the feat posthumously for two consecutive weeks in January 1981, soon after his death, with “Imagine,” “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” and “(Just Like) Starting Over.”
The feat can also be claimed by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and by Drake, who was the most recent act to do so in 2018, after the release of his Scorpion album.
Last month, Rodrigo became the youngest solo artist ever to achieve the chart double of the UK’s No.1 single and album simultaneously, with “Good 4 U” and her debut album Sour. That falls to No.2 on the new chart, replaced at the summit by Wolf Alice’s new entry with Blue Weekend.
The OCC singles list also includes a 4-2 climb for The Weeknd with “Save Your Tears,” a new peak in, remarkably, its 22nd week. It first appeared on the bestsellers in January at No.34, but didn’t make the Top 10 for the first time until its 17th frame. The track then had two weeks at No.5 last month.