Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" scores a 5th week atop the United World Chart with 334,000 points!

Posted on February 23, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License' scores a 5th week atop the United World Chart earning another 334,000 points this week, and a total of 1,831,000 points since its release, the #1 song of 2021 so far! "Drivers License" broke several records upon its release, including the Spotify record for the most single-day streams for a non-holiday song with over 17 Million listens on January 12! The Song also set a new record for most streams on Spotify in a single week with 65 million streams in the week ending January 14, 2021, and became the fastest song in Spotify history to reach 100 Million, 200, 300 and 400 Million streams! "Driver's License" marked the highest weekly streaming total in the world for a song by a female artist with 130,060,000 streams, surpassing Mariah Carey's tally of 130,042,000 for "All I Want for Christmas Is You". "Drivers's License" also broke the record for the biggest first week streaming debut ever globally on Amazon Music and the most requested song ever in one day on Alexa!
"Driver's License" was released on January 8, 2021, via Interscope Records and Geffen Records, as the lead single from Rodrigo's hugely awaited upcoming debut EP. Olivia personally penned the lyrics to the song which are about her own personal heartache after a breakup. Music critics praised the lyrics, vocals and production by Dan Nigro. The song sold over 16,000 digital downloads in its first 3 days in the US, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earning 76.1 million US streams, 38,000 digital downloads and 8.1 million airplay impressions in its opening week. Rodrigo became the youngest artist ever to debut atop the Hot 100 and the first artist born in the 21st-century to do so. The song has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for 1 Million Sales Units. "Driver's License" also debuted atop the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, the Digital Song Sales charts, the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, with 130 million streams and 49,000 sales on the Billboard Global 200 chart, and 54.5 million streams and 12,000 sales on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. The song is #1 for a 5th week atop the Hot 100 and the Billboard Global and Global Excl. U.S. charts! Internationally, "Drivers License" has peaked at No.1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada (2xPlatinum, 160,000 units), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand (Platinum, 30,000 units), Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden and the United Kingdom where it has been BRIT certified Gold for 400,000 units. "Driver's License" debuted atop the UK Singles Chart with 2.407 million total streams on January 12, 2021, breaking the record for highest single-day streams in British history for a non-Christmas song, surpassing the previous record held by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" (2017)! With 95,000 units moved in its first week, "Drivers License" also had the biggest opening week for a number one debut atop the UK Singles Chart since Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk" in 2016. It has been #1 in the UK for 6 straight weeks! In Ireland, "Drivers License" has spent 6 weeks at number one on the IRMA Singles chart. In Australia, "Drivers License" debuted stop the ARIA Singles chart, becoming the first debut single to land atop the chart since Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" in 2017. “Driver’s License” is #1 for a 6th week down under. It has so far peaked at #2 in France, Germany, Guatemala & Switzerland (Platinum, 20,000 units), #4 in Spain (Gold, 20,000 units), #6 in the Dominican Republic & Panama, #8 in Italy, Nicaragua & Venezuela, #11 in Puerto Rico, #20 in Costa Rica, #41 in Colombia, #54 in Argentina and #139 in South Korea!
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" rebounds 3-2 with 301,000 points, a huge increase of 56% after his incredible performance at the Super Bowl LV halftime show on February 7. "Blinding Lights" scores a 63rd week on the chart and an unbelievable 58th inside the Top 10, extending his All Time Record! Released in November 2019, "Blinding Lights" topped the United World Chart for 17 weeks! The song peaked at number one in 34 countries, including the United States and Canada, where it became the Weeknd's 5th number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100, holding at #1 for four and seven weeks, respectively. It also became his first No. 1 single in Germany, ruling the chart for 10 weeks! The song also held atop the Official UK chart for 8 weeks, and the ARIA chart in Australia for 11. It is Abel's most successful single worldwide to date, and currently holds the record for most weeks spent in the top 5 and top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, closing 2020 at #1 on the Year End Billboard Hot 100 Chart! It was also #1 on the United World year end chart with a total of 15,302,000 points! It's the biggest Seller of 2020 globally by far! The song is #3 on the United World All Time Chart!

The Weeknd's new smash hit, "Save Your Tears" jumps 5-3, up 51% in its 5th week on the United World Chart after scoring another 275.000 points! "Save Your Tears" was released in Europe on August 9 as the 4th single off the Weeknd's chart topping album, 'After Hours', and was co-written and co-produced by the Weeknd along with producers Max Martin and Oscar Holter. It is the official theme song of WrestleMania 37. The song has reached #4 so far on the US Hot 100, becoming the Weeknd's twelfth top ten hit, and has reached #3 on the Billboard Global 200, and #4 on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs chart! In Canada, "Save Your Tears" has reached #4 on the Canadian Hot 100! It has so far peaked at #2 in Lithuania, #3 in Finland, Poland & Switzerland, #4 in Denmark, Norway & Singapore, #5 in Belgium (Flanders), Ireland & Italy, #6 in Australia & Germany, #7 in El Salvador & Slovakia, #9 in Malaysia & Sweden, #11 in russia, #12 in Malaysia, #13 in the UK, #15 in the Czech Republic & UK and #16 in Greece and the Netherlands.
This week's highest debut is 'Up', which debuts at #4 with 222,000 points. "Up" was released on February 5 via Atlantic Records as the 2nd single from her upcoming 2nd studio album. "Up" is a hip hop song, cowritten by Cardi B and debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the highest debut for a solo female rap song since Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, and became her second number-one debut on the Rolling Stone Top 100.
BTS' former No. 1 global smash hit, "Dynamite", lifts drops 2-5 in its 25th week on the chart with 197,000 points, after 9 non-consecutive weeks at no.1! The song drops 3-5 on the Billboard Global 200 after 4 record-tying weeks atop the chart with Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", and slips 2-4 on the Global Excl. U.S. after 8 record-extending weeks at #1! "Dynamite" topped both Billboard Global charts simultaneously for 4 weeks, the longest double run at #1 in history! "Dynamite" is the Group's first english language bop and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band's first number-one single in the US, making history with BTS becoming the first Korean Act and 2nd Asian Act to top the Hot 100! "Dynamite" held atop the Hot 100 for 3 weeks and has been certified Triple Platinum In South Korea, "Dynamite" topped the Gaon Digital and streaming charts for 11 non-consecutive weeks, the longest run at the top of all korean songs in 2020! The song also hit #1 in Colombia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Scotland & Singapore. "Dynamite" debuted at #1 on Spotify Global with 7.778 million streams, marking the biggest opening-day for a song in 2020, and is the only song in 2020 to have sold over 1 million downloads, scoring the biggest global sales debut of 2020!
"Mood" by 24kGoldn feat. iann dior dips 4-6, after scoring another 185,000 points in its 25th week on the chart after topping the United World Chart the week of November 21!
"Mood" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 16 other territories, including Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK, becoming the first song to top the Hot 100, Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Alternative Songs, and Hot Rap Songs charts simultaneously in the same week. The song was also certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Former No. 1, "Dákiti", by Bad Bunny feat. Jhay Cortez, holds at # 7 after scoring another 164,000 points and previously topping the United World chart for 2 consecutive weeks. It's the first song ever to simultaneously debut at #1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and in the Top 10 of the US Hot 100 where it reached #5. "Dakiti" also topped the Billboard Global 200 chart for two weeks. It became the first song to earn 100 million streams two weeks in a row on the chart. It also became the first Spanish-language song to top both the Global 200 and the Global Excl. U.S. 200, and simultaneously at that. The song also topped the charts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain & Sweden. Bad Bunny was the #1 most streamed Act on Spotify in 2020!
Dua Lipa's "Levitating" holds at #8 in its 17th week on the United World chart after scoring another 157,000 points. "Levitating" has so far reached #5 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lipa's second top 5 single in the US. It has also reached number 7 on the Billboard Global 200 chart. The song was awarded a gold certification in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for 400,000 sales units.
'34+35' by Ariana Grande holds at #9 this week with 144,000 points. "34+35" hit #2 on the US Hot 100 following the release of its hawt remix featuring American rappers Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion which was released on January 15, 2021. The Remix video debuted atop the global YouTube counter! "34+35" also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Global 200, becoming Grande's second top 10 single on the chart. Additionally, "34+35" has peaked in the top ten in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, giving Grande her 19th top ten single in the UK.
Ed Sheeran's "Afterglow" lifts 12-10 in its 7th week after scoring 137.000 points! It's his first single release in over 18 months and Ed's 11th Global Top 10 success! "Afterglow" was released on December 21, 2020, as a Christmas gift to his fans. An accompanying music video features a one-take performance by Sheeran with just a guitar. The song reached No. 1 in Israel. It reached #2 on the Official UK chart and was a top-ten hit in 12 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland. It also became his 13th top ten on the US Billboard Adult Top 40, the most on the chart for a male solo artist.

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