Multi-platinum, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo, has released her highly anticipated debut album, SOUR, via Geffen Records. All throughout the LP, the 18-year-old musiciandisplays her incredible talent for capturing complex emotions in high-impact, dynamic pop songs. The album, entirely co-written by Rodrigo, embodies a minimalist yet mesmerizing form of alt-pop, each song centered on the L.A.-based artist’s beautifully detailed storytelling, unforgettably original narrative voice, and undeniable boldness.
On January 8, 2021, the arrival of Rodrigo’s record-breaking, triple-platinum, debut single, “drivers license,” revealed the tremendous power of her raw self-expression—and ultimately cemented her status as the most promising young artist to emerge this year. The song premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, holding the top spot for eight consecutive weeks and becoming the first in 2021 to hit one billion total global streams. “drivers license” is also the first this year to be RIAA certified at Gold, Platinum, double and triple-Platinum, not to mention scoring the No. 1 spot at Top 40 radio for fiveconsecutive weeks and having the quickest trip to the top spot for a first-time charting female artist.
On April 1, 2021, Rodrigo made music industry history again with the release of her incredible sophomore single, “deja vu” – becoming the first artist to debut her first two proper singles in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. On May 14, 2021, Rodrigo also shared the third-released track from SOUR, “good 4 u,” which has already amassed 70 million global audio streams and 40 million global video streams in its first week. She also performed the new song during her musical guest debut on Saturday Night Live on May 15, which Billboard praised, saying “Olivia Rodrigo crushed it during her SNL debut.”
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