Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" scores a 6th week atop the United World Chart with 317,000 points!

Posted on March 3, 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License' reigns atop the United World Chart for a 6th week, earning another 317,000 points, and a total of 2,148,000 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 Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for 2 Million Sales Units. "Driver's License" also debuted atop the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, the Digital Song Sales chart, the Billboard Global 200 chart and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, 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 6th 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 where it has been certified Platinum for 70,000 units. It has also reached #1 in Austria, Belgium (Flanders) where it has been certified Gold for 20,000 units, Canada (2xPlatinum, 160,000 units), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, 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 7 straight weeks! In Ireland, "Drivers License" has also spent 7 weeks at #1 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 7th 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), #5 in Belgium (Wallonia), #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 #146 in South Korea!
 
The Weeknd's new smash hit, "Save Your Tears" lifts 3-2, in its 6th week on the United World Chart after scoring another 248.000 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 12th 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 #2 on the Canadian Hot 100! It has so far peaked at #1 in Lithuania & Poland, #2 in Denmark and Belgium (Wallonia), #3 in Finland & Switzerland, #4 in Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, Italy, Norway, Singapore and the UK, #5 in Greece & Slovenia, #6 in Australia, Germany & Sweden, #7 in El Salvador & Slovakia, #8 in Russia, #9 in Malaysia and the Czech Republic, #11 in the UK, #15 in the Netherlands, #16 in Hungary and #20 in New Zealand.

The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" dips 2-3 with 230,000 points. "Blinding Lights" scores a 64th week on the chart and an unbelievable 59th 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's 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 biggest winner of the week is "34+35" by Ariana Grande driven by its new remix. The song jumps from no.9 to no.4 with 230,000 points (up 60%). "34+35" hit #2 on the US Hot 100 following its hawt remix with US 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, Belgium, Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Venezuela and the United Kingdom, giving Grande her 19th top ten single in the UK.
 
This week's highest debut is "Calling My Phone" by US rapper Lil Tjay and American singer 6LACK which lands at #5 with 183,000 points. Lil Tjay launched the song on Twitter and TikTok. Intended as a Valentine's Day gift to his fans, the artist announced the release of the single on February 4, 2021.

"Mood" by 24kGoldn feat. iann dior holds at #6, after scoring another 175,000 points in its 26th 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) for 2 Million sales units.
 
BTS' former No. 1 global smash hit, "Dynamite" slips 5-7 in its 26th week on the chart with 168,000 points, after 9 non-consecutive weeks at no.1! The song topped the Billboard Global 200 for 4 record-tying weeks tying with Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", and spent 8 record extending weeks atop the Global Excl. U.S.! "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!
 
Cardi B's "Up" drops 4-8 in its 2nd week scoring another 163,000 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 2nd number-one debut on the Rolling Stone Top 100. It is Cardi's 9th top-ten single on the Hot 100, and opened at #1 on both Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs charts, scoring the rapper's 5th and 4th leader, respectively. Cardi has now tied with Taylor Swift for the most number ones on the US Streaming Songs chart history among women, with four each. She joined a four-way tie for the second most number-ones among all artists, with Drake leading with nine. The single also debuted at number one on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts with Cardi achieving her 6th and 5th leader, respectively. Cardi has had at least one top 10 in each of the last 4 years, since her first No. 1 single "Bodak Yellow" in 2017. "Up" debuted at #1 on the Rolling Stone Top 100, becoming both Cardi B's 2nd and single and 2nd #1 debut on that chart, as well as the first time a female rapper debuts atop the chart with a solo song. The single opened at #4 on the Billboard Global 200, becoming her 2nd top-five debut on the chart. The song has peaked at #4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, #7 in Canada, and #11 in Ireland, #12 in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), #14 in New Zealand and #17 in Greece, Hungary, the UK!
 
Dua Lipa's "Levitating" dips 8-9 in its 18th week on the United World chart after scoring another 152,000 points. "Levitating" has so far reached #5 on 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 has hit #5 so far on the UK Singles Chart and was BRIT certified Gold for 400,000 sales units.

Former No. 1, "Dákiti", by Bad Bunny feat. Jhay Cortez, drops 7-10 after scoring another 151,000 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!


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