Olivia Rodrigo has scored her second No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as “Good 4 U” soars in at the summit. It follows her smash “Drivers License,” which reigned for eight weeks beginning upon its debut in January.
Both songs, as well as “Deja Vu,” which opened at its No.8 Hot 100 high in April, are from Rodrigo’s debut album Sour, released Friday (May 21) and due on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. The project is the first debut album with two No.1 Hot 100 debuts. Following its May 14 release, “Good 4 U” drew a staggering 43.2 million U.S. streams and sold 12,000 downloads in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 3.8 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending May 23.
Sour is the first debut studio set to spin off a pair of Hot 100 No.1s since Cardi B’s 2018 LP Invasion of Privacy yielded “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)“ and “I Like It,“ with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, in 2017-18. As Sour has yet to debut on the Billboard 200, where it will enter on next week’s, June 5-dated chart, it’s the first album with two Hot 100 No.1s before its Billboard 200 debut since Drake’s Scorpion, which bowed atop the July 14, 2018, chart after its tracks “God’s Plan“ and “Nice for What“ had already led the Hot 100. (Scorpion’s third No.1, “In My Feelings,“ topped the Hot 100 beginning the week after the set started on the Billboard 200.)
Rodrigo’s album has found a massive audience thanks to its relatability and confessional lyrics. For Rodrigo, one of the greatest joys in life comes from deliberately tapping into her deepest heartache. “There’s nothing like sitting at the piano in my bedroom and writing a really sad song,” she shared in a statement. “It’s truly my favorite thing in the world; it’s so inspiring to see my music affect people and maybe help them to feel less alone too.”
“I’m also fascinated by the idea of a relationship going sour―how a person you loved so much and told all your secrets to can become the person you can’t stand,” Rodrigo explains about the album’s title. “For me, the goal of all music is to take these complicated feelings and externalize them in a way that makes people feel seen.”