Olivia Becomes Youngest Solo Artist Ever to Score Official UK Chart Double

Friday, May 28, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo cements her position as the year’s biggest breakthrough artist as she scores the Official Chart Double – her debut album Sour and latest single Good 4 U both land at Number 1.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Sour celebrates a number of achievements in its opening week:

  • Sour surpasses Foo Fighters to earn the biggest opening week for an album so far this year, racking up 51,000 chart sales.
  • It’s also the biggest opening week for a debut album in two years, since Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent in May 2019.
  • At 18 years and 3 months old, Olivia becomes the youngest solo artist in UK chart history to achieve the Official Chart Double – view the full list here.
  • Olivia is the first artist in six years to claim the Official Chart Double with their debut album, since Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (album) and Lay Me Down (single) in 2015.
  • Sour sets a new all-time Official Chart UK streaming record, with the most week 1 streams for a debut album, overtaking title holder Lewis Capaldi. Sour notches up a staggering 45.7 million track streams over the past seven days (30,945 streaming-equivalent sales).

On the Official Singles Chart, Good 4 U lifts from 2 to Number 1 to become her second chart-topper, following Drivers License back in January. It’s the biggest Number 1 single of 2021 so far, notching up 117,000 chart sales across seven days – including 13.5 million streams – to claim the top spot.

Two more songs from Sour feature in the Top 10; recent single Déjà Vu leaps seven places to a new peak at 4, while Traitor is new at Number 8.

SOURCE: Official Charts

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