Olivia Rodrigo makes UK Official Chart history as Drivers License debuts at Number 1

The rising star said the song's near-instant success "means the absolute world to me".

Rising star Olivia Rodrigo has officially arrived as Drivers License lands straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with record-breaking streaming numbers, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

Billed as the singer, songwriter, and actor’s debut original single, Drivers License enters at the summit with an impressive 95,000 chart sales, including 10.9 million streams across the week.

According to Official Charts Company data, the track sets an all-new Official Chart record, as it surpasses Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You to claim the UK’s highest number of streams ever in a single day for a non-Christmas song.

MORE: Five need-to-know facts about Olivia Rodrigo

Drivers License racked up almost 2.407m streams in 24 hours on Tuesday 12 January. Shape of You previously held the 24-hour record in 2017 with 2.274m streams.

Celebrating the news, Olivia told OfficialCharts.com: "I want to say thank you guys so much it means the absolute world to me that you guys are listening to and loving Drivers License. Sending you all the love in the world."

MORE: Every Official UK Number 1 single ever

Olivia also enjoys the biggest opening week of overall chart sales for a Number 1 debut single in nearly five years, since Zayn’s Pillowtalk in February 2016.

At 17 years and 10 months old, Rodrigo joins an elite club of artists to score a UK Number 1 single before their 18th birthday. The last was Jawsh 685, who hit Number 1 with Savage Love last year at 17 years and 7 months old. More on the youngest artists to land a UK Number 1 single here.

Meanwhile, last week’s Number 1, Little Mix’s Sweet Melody, drops to 2, and Ed Sheeran’s Afterglow slips a place to 3, while Meduza’s Paradise ft. Dermot Kennedy hits a new peak, up three places to 7.

MORE: The Official Top 40 biggest songs of 2020

US singer-songwriter SZA continues to climb with her latest track Good Days, leaping 14 places to Number 14, as does legendary DJ Tiesto with The Business, up ten spots to Number 21. Goosebumps by house producer HVME is also on the climb, rising 12 places to 25.

Further down, there are three new entries in this week’s Top 40. Bugzy Malone’s Notorious ft. Chip enters at 30, earning the rapper his fourth Top 40 hit. The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears lands at 34, his 24th UK Top 40 hit, and Saweetie’s Best Friend ft. Doja Cat is new at 35, the US rapper’s highest charting single to date.

View this week's Top 100 Official Singles Chart

Related artists

Join the conversation by joining the Official Charts community and dropping comment.

Already registered?

Log in

No account?





Happy for her but she sounded a little ungrateful on Radio 1 when she was told she was #1




another song i forget even as i'm listening to it. great vocals but not much of a tune.


thierry henon


Great song and more amazing news: she beat ED SHEERAN to the number 1 spot!! Congrats girl!!




She's making chart history with her debut single at just 17 years old! :O

This is so deserved though! It's a strong 10/10 for me & my favourite #1 since 'Head & Heart'. :)

Congratulations Olivia! :D


Rob Parkinson


I feel like I must be missing something? I've listened 3 times and can't really feel anything special about this song other than she has a great voice? Its a worldwide smash too, perhaps it will grow on me with more listens or maybe I was expecting more from a song doing so much so quickly 🤔




I did a full review of it over on the page with the full Top 100, but personally, I completely understand why it's taken off as much as it has! :D