Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" is the World's #1 Song for a 3rd consecutive week, holding atop the United World Chart with another 357,000 points!

Posted on February 8, 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" scores a 3rd week atop the United World Chart, earning another 357,000 points this week! Upon its release, the song hit number one on Apple Music, Amazon Music Songs and Spotify, breaking the record for the most single-day streams for a non-holiday song on the platform, with over 17 million global Spotify streams 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 Million and 300 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 most requested song ever in one day on Alexa and the biggest first week streaming debut ever globally on Amazon Music!

"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. In the US, the song sold over 16,000 digital downloads in its first 3 days with over 21 million streams and has already been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales in excess of 500,000. The song 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 to go to #1 since Billie Eilish, who topped the Hot 100 chart with "Bad Guy" in August 2019. "Driver's License" also debuted atop the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, the Digital Song Sales charts, the Billboard Global and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts in its first week, 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 3rd week atop the Hot 100, the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, the Digital Song Sales chart and the Billboard Global and Global Excl. U.S. charts!
Internationally, "Drivers License" has peaked at No.1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. "Driver's License" debuted atop the UK Singles Chart on January 15, 2021 with 2.407 million total streams, and on January 12, 2021, it broke 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 4 straight weeks. In Ireland, "Drivers License" has spent 4 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 4th week down under. It has so far peaked at #2 in France, Germany & Switzerland, #4 in Spain, #8 in Italy, #11 in Nicaragua, #15 in the Dominican Republic & Panama and #18 in Guatemala!
 
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" holds at #2 in its 61st week after scoring another 205.000 points, its highest position on the Global Chart since July 2020! The song scores a 56th week in the Top 10, an outstanding 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 fifth 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 number one single in Germany and held atop the chart for ten weeks. It also held at #1 in the United Kingdom for eight weeks, and in Australia for eleven weeks. It is his 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. “Blinding Lights" was #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 has now 16.766,000 points and is #4 on the United World All Time Chart.
New entry at #3 on the United World Chart for Japanese idol boy band, SnowMan, with their second Global Top 10 success “Grandeur”. The song has 200,000 equivalent points, based on its massive 802,000 initial single sales in the group's native country, according to Oricon.
 
“Mood" by 24kGoldn feat. iann dior dips 3-4, after scoring another 194,000 points, down 3% in its 22nd week on the chart after topping the United World Chart the week of November 21! "Mood" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and in 16 other territories, including Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmrk, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK, also 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). It holds atop the Global Airplay chart this week with 65,500 points!
BTS's former No. 1 global smash hit, "Dynamite" holds at #5 in its 23rd week on the chart with 187,000 points, after 9 non-consecutive weeks at no.1! The song rebounds 6-4 on the Billboard Global 200 after 4 record-tying weeks atop the chart with Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You". The song holds at #2 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 all-South Korean act and 2nd Asian Act to top the Hot 100! "Dynamite" stayed atop the Hot 100 for 3 weeks. 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!
 
Former No. 1, "Dákiti", by Bad Bunny feat. Jhay Cortez, holds at #6 after scoring another 178,000 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. 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 #7 in its 15th week on the United World chart, after scoring another 163,000 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).
'34+35' by Ariana Grande drops 4-8 this week with 163,000 points, while The Weeknd's new "Save Your Tears" lifts 10-9 in its 3rd week with 151.000 points. "34+35" hit #2 on the US Hot 100 following the release of a remix featuring American rappers Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion,
which was released on January 15, 2021. It also debuted hit #2 on the Billboard Global 200, becoming Grande's second top ten single on the chart. Additionally, "34+35" peaked within the top ten in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, giving Grande her 19th top ten single in the UK.
 
The Weeknd's new "Save Your Tears" lifts 10-9 in its 3rd week on the United World Chart, after scoring another 151.000 points! "Save Your Tears" has so far peaked at #2 in Lithuania, #4 in Canada & Poland, #5 in Singapore, #7 in El Salvador, #8 in Finland & New Zealand, #9 in Denmark and on the Billboard Global 200, #12 in the UK & Sweden, #13 in Switzerland, #14 on the US Hot 100, #15 in Russia & Czech Republic, #16 in Greece & the Netherlands and #17 in Ireland!
Closing this week's Top 10 is ArianaGrande's former chart topping single, "Positions", which dips 9-10 after scoring another 145,000 points. The song was released on October 23, 2020, as the lead single off her album 'Positions' which dropped a week later. The song debuted atop the United World chart after topping the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's fifth US number-one single and extending her record of being the first artist to have five number-one debut singles on the chart and for being the only artist to have the lead singles of each of her albums debut within the top-10 of the chart! "Positions" also debuted at number one on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S., making it the first song to simultaneously debut atop both charts and the Hot 100. Additionally, "Positions" topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom, giving Grande her 7th number-one in the UK. It also peaked in the top-10 of the charts in 30 other countries.


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