Olivia Rodrigo tops the United World Song & Album charts simultaneously, as "good 4 u" and 'SOUR' rule both charts!

Posted on June 13, 2021

It's an extremely rare feat for an Artist to top both the United World Song & Album chart simultaneously but Olivia Rodrigo is crushing it on all sides! The hugely talented Singer/songwriter has been top of the Global Digital Artist Rank since May 21, and is currently the Queen of Spotify and Apple Music, reigning at #1 on the Global Spotify Chart, and the Worldwide & European Apple Music Song & Album Charts. "SOUR“ scored the biggest 2nd week of streams in Spotify history with over 322 MILLION streams, surpassing Drake who held the previous record with "Scorpion“! "good 4 u" lifts 2-1 in its 3rd week on the United World Chart with 442,000 points after scoring the largest points increase last week! "good 4 u" was released on May 14, 2021 via Geffen and Interscope Records, as the 3rd single from Olivia's debut studio album 'SOUR', which was released on May 21, 2021. The song was written by Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro and addresses a former lover who moved on too soon after their breakup. Music critics praised the instrumentation nostalgic of the 1990s–2000s and Rodrigo's songwriting. The accompanying music video, directed by Petra Collins, shows Rodrigo as a cheerleader who seeks revenge, destroying her ex boyfriend's bedroom and burning his belongings, and references the horror movies Audition (1999) and Jennifer's Body (2009). The fire is a nod to Taylor Swift's "Picture to Burn" (2008). 'good 4 u" debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, giving Rodrigo her 2nd number-one song in the country, following her 8-week chart-topper "Drivers License". The song drew 43.2 million U.S. streams and sold 12,000 downloads in the week ending May 20. The track debuted atop the Streaming Songs chart as Rodrigo's 2nd leader, after "drivers license" ruled for four weeks. "good 4 u" has been certified Gold in the US for 500,000 sales units. In the UK, "good 4 u" accumulated over 1 million streams in its first 3 days! "Good 4 U" debuted at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, marking Rodrigo's 2nd top-10 song and 3rd top-20 song in the country! In its 2nd week, the song topped the chart, becoming Rodrigo's 2nd number-one single after "drivers license". "good 4 u" became the biggest chart-topping single of the UK in 2021 so far, gathering more than 117,000 units sold in its 2nd week, including 13.5 million streams and has been certified Silver for 200,000 units! In Ireland, "good 4 u" has spent 2 consecutive weeks at number one on the Official Irish IRMA Singles Chart, following "drivers Llcense".  "good 4 u" hit #1 in Australia in its 2nd week and has already been certified gold in New Zealand for 15,000 units where it debuted at #1. "good ' u" has also peaked at #1 in Austria,  Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia & Switzerland so far, reaching #2 in Germany, Malaysia & Sweden, #3 in Finland, #6 in Brazil, #7 in Spain, #11 in Bolivia, #13 in the Dominican Republic & Spain, #15 in Lithuania, #23 in Wallonia, #24 in France, #29 in Italy & #34 in Argentina! 

Last week's chart topper, BTS’s “Butter”, dips 1-2 this week on the United World Chart with 406,000 points! Released on May 21, 2021 via Big Hit and Sony Music, it's the band’s 2nd English-language single. “Butter” set a new all-time record for the biggest song debut in Spotify history with 11.042 million first day streams, breaking Ed Sheeran's & Justin Bieber’s first day record of 10,977 million streams with “I Don’t Care”. “Butter” also broke the record for fastest song to reach 100 Million streams, surpassing the mark on its 8th day. Today it surpassed 200 Million. “Butter” debuted at #1 on the Gaon Digital, Streaming & Download charts in Korea and is #1 for a 2nd week on the first 2. The song debuted at #1 on the Oricon Weekly Digital Singles Chart with 52.821 downloads, marking the biggest weekly streaming debut in Oricon chart history with BTS becoming the Artist with the most No. 1s (3 with “Dynamite” & “Film Out”). ”Butter” debuted atop the US Hot 100, giving BTS its 4th No. 1 in just 9 months, with the group becoming the fastest artist since Justin Timberlake in 2007 and the fastest group since the Jackson 5 in 1970! BTS are also the 1st group in history to debut 3 songs at #1. “Butter” drew 32.2 million streams and 242,800 downloads with 18.1 Million radio audience airplay in its 1st week in the US, marking BTS’ 7th N° 1 on the Digital song sales chart, the biggest sales week since “Dynamite”! "Butter" is #1 on the Hot 100 for a 2nd week! In the UK, “Butter” debuted at #3, the best-selling song on the component Downloads Chart! “Butter” has so far peaked at #2 in Canada, Ecuador, Hungary & Paraguay, #3 in Uruguay & Mexico, #4 in Portugal & Slovakia, #5 in the Czech Republic, #6 in Australia & Greece, #7 in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ireland & New Zealand, #7 in Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland, #9 in the Dominican Republic, #10 in Bolivia, #15 in Finland, #19 in Puerto Rico, #20 in Lithuania & Peru, #27 in Italy, #28 in Norway, #33 in Sweden & #35 in the Netherlands.

Former chart topper, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears”, holds at #3 in its 21st week on the chart up 5%, after scoring another 339,000 points. The song tops the Global Airplay Chart for a 13th week in a row with 88,000 points, and rises to #1 on the year-to-date United World chart with 5,462,000 total points, replacing "Drivers License" which dips to #2 with 5,374,000 total points. “Save Your Tears” lifted to #1 in its 16th week on the United World Chart and ruled for 3 weeks, following its Remix with Ariana Grande, released on April 22, 2021. It also topped the Billboard Global 200. “Save Your Tears” was first released on August 9, 2020 as the 4th and final Single from the Weeknd’s United World Chart topping album ‘After Hours’ and has reached the Top 5 in 30 countries and #1 in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia and the US where it held atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks! The song has peaked at #2 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100! “Save Your Tears” has been certified Platinum in the US for over 1 Million sales units, 3x Platinum in Canada for 240,000 and Gold in Germany & the UK for 200,000 units & 400,000 respectively!

Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon holds at #4 on the United World Chart in its 11th week, scoring another 227,000 points after topping the Global Chart for 4 nonconsecutive weeks. Released on March 19, 2021 via Def Jam as the 5th track from his 6th chart topping studio album ‘Justice’, “Peaches” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bieber’s 7th #1 hit in the US! The song topped the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. US and went to #1 in Australia, Canada, Denmark Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore and Slovakia! It also hit the Top 10 in the UK and 20 other countries! “Peaches” is Justin's 4th #1 global smash hit to top the United World Chart as a major artist in 9 years, following “Boyfriend” in week 15 of 2012, “What Do You Mean?” which ruled for 7 weeks from week 38-44 in 2015 and “Love Yourself” which reigned for 3 weeks, from week 5-8 in 2016.

The biggest gainer of the week is Puerto Rican rapper, singer and composer Rauw Alejandro. His new song "Todo De Ti" rockets 34-5, propelled by a 193% points boost to 270,000!

Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA dips 5-6 this week after scoring another 265,000 points, while Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” holds at 7 in its 33rd week after scoring another 259,000 points! The Song hit #1 in Bulgaria, Canada and Croatia. A Remix of "Levitating" ft. DaBaby was released on October 1st, 2020 and helped the song lift to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 in the UK! 

Former chart topper, Lil Nas X, holds at #8 on the United World Chart with his smash hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” scoring another 258,000 points. Released on March 26, via Columbia Records, it’s Lil Nas’ 2nd Global Chart topper, following his 2019 smash hit “Old Town Rd” ft. Billy Ray Cyrus which held at #1 on the United World Chart for 13 weeks, topping the United World Year End Chart! “Montero” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Platinum in the US on April 22, 2021 for sales of 1 Million! The song also went to #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal and the UK and peaked in the Top10 in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland!

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Déjà vu” slips 6-9 in its 9th week on the United World Chart with 233,000 points while "Leave The Door Open", the debut single by American Super Duo, Silk Sonic, composed of Bruno Mars and rapper Anderson Paak, holds at 10 with 206,000 points in its 13th week on the United chart! Released on March 5, 2021, via Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Records as the lead single from Silk Sonic’s upcoming debut studio album, the critically acclaimed song was a big commercial success, debuting at #1 in Brazil, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand and the US, becoming Paak’s 1st US #1 and Mars’ fastest to reach the top of the chart! 

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