Olivia Rodrigo becomes youngest solo artist to score official UK double –

Olivia Rodrigo becomes youngest solo artist to score official UK double – fr

Olivia Rodrigo solidifies her position as the greatest breakthrough artist of the year as she achieves double the official charts – her debut album Sour and her latest single Good 4 U both rank at number 1.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Sour is celebrating a number of accomplishments in its opening week:

  • Sour outshines Foo Fighters to win the biggest opening week for an album so far this year, racking up 51,000 chart sales.
  • It’s also the biggest opening week of 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, Olivia becomes the youngest solo artist in UK chart history to double the official rankings – see the full list here.
  • Olivia is the first artist in six years to claim the official double with her debut album, since Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (album) and Lay Me Down (single) in 2015.
  • Sour sets a new all-time streaming record on the UK official charts, with the most Week 1 stream count for a debut album, overtaking title holder Lewis Capaldi. Sour has recorded an impressive 45.7 million tracks in the past seven days (30,945 streaming equivalent sales).

Olivia Rodrigo with her official album number 1 and her single Award from the Official Charts Company for Sour and Good 4 U

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On the official singles chart, Good 4 U dropped from 2 to number 1 to become their second highest in the rankings, after their driver’s license in January. It’s the biggest number 1 single of 2021 to date, with 117,000 chart sales over seven days – including 13.5 million streams – to claim the top spot.

Two other Sour songs feature in the Top 10; Recent single Deja Vu jumps seven spots to a new high at 4, while Traitor is new at number 8. See Olivia Rodrigo’s full official UK chart history.

Table of official albums

Gary Numan is new at number 2 with their 22nd solo studio album Intruder, their seventh Top 5 collection, while American alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots debut at number 3 with Scaled and Icy, their third UK record in the Top 10.

P! Nk with All I Know So Far, a live album and career retrospective released along with their new documentary of the same name, is also new at number 4. Rock band My Bloody Valentine is new at number 7 with a reissue from their 1991 classic Loveless – their very first UK Top 10 and this week’s best-selling album on vinyl. Two other reissues – debuted in 1988 Isn’t Anything (22) and MBV (29) in 2013 – also land in the Top 40.

At number 10 is Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, scoring his highest peak and debuting in the UK Top 10 with his seventh album Seeking New Gods.

Further down, Bristol-based solo artist and producer Penfriend earns her first Top 40 entry with Exotic Monsters at No. 24, and pop-rock group Waterparks debuts at No. 37 with Greatest Hits, which does is actually that the name of their fourth studio album.

See the complete ranking of the official albums of this week Top 100

Official Singles Table

Behind Olivia, BTS claims the new highest UK entry of the week and their second Top 5 single with Butter at number 3. Butter is their second English song and the most downloaded single of the week with more 10,000 sales.

Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix debut at number 9 with a new Heartbreak Anthem collaboration, Little Mix’s 17th Top 10 single, Galantis’s fourth and David Guetta’s 24th. Mimi Webb steals 14 spots at number 10 with Good Without, her first Top 10 single.

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Further down, Majestic & Boney M’s Rasputin bounces six spots to a new high of 16, and Eurovision-winning group Måneskin hit the official charts for the first time with Zitti E Buoni, landing at number 17 – the highest Eurovision winner since Måns Zelmerlöw. Hero in 2015.

Griff scores his first Top 20 success with Black Hole, up five spots to 18, Coldplay’s Higher Power (19) bounces six spots and AJ Tracey’s Little More Love (21) flies eight to a new one. Mountain peak. Just behind, Anne-Marie and Niall Horan’s new collaboration, Our Song (22), is Anne-Marie’s 13th and the sixth of Niall’s Top 40.

Elsewhere, Years & Years’ Starstruck returns to the Top 40 at No. 31 with a new remix featuring Kylie Minogue, and Bella Poarch’s Build A Bitch jumps five spots at No. 32. The popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream debuts at No. number 38 with his second single Hide.

Finally, Pink’s All I Know So Far jumped 16 places to number 39 following the release of his concert film and the accompanying album of the same name. The song is now Pink’s 36th UK Top 40 hit.

See this week’s official Singles Top 100 in full


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