Olivia Rodrigo: The new album "Sour" debuts at No. 1 of the Billboard 200

June 02, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo's first album tops the charts worldwide.
Olivia Rodrigo's triumph continues.

The new album "Sour" of the 18-year-old singer and songwriter makes a solemn debut at No. 1 of the Billboard 200 having held the best week in sales in the US market for 2021.

Olivia Rodrigo's first album was released by Geffen / Interscope Records / Universal Music on May 21st.

According to MRC Data, "Sour" recorded in the United States in the first week of its release sales equivalent to 295,000 copies, of which 218,000 sales correspond to the 300.73 million on-demand streams of the album's eleven songs.

"Sour" also recorded 72,000 net (physical and digital) sales, being the most commercial album of the year, while 4,000 were sales of individual songs.

Before the debut of "Sour" at the top, Olivia Rodrigo had entered directly at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the worldwide hit "Drivers License" with which he appeared on the discography and most recently with the single "Good 4 U".

Olivia Rodrigo's first album is also sweeping the digital platforms. "Sour" recorded the second best week in performance on streaming services for albums by a female artist and the second best week on streams for a non - R & B / hip-hop album.

Olivia Rodrigo - Sour - album art
The success of Olivia Rodrigo on the rest of the planet is similar.

At the age of 18 years and 3 months he became the youngest artist to reach the top of both album sales and sales of singles in the UK in the same week thanks to the success of the album "Sour" and the single "Good 4 U", which made debut at No. 1 of the country charts.

According to the British Official Charter Company (OCC), "Sour" set another record in the United Kingdom, recording the best week in streams for the debut of an artist with 45.7 million streams.

"Sour" has also topped the charts in Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and Sweden, with Olivia Rodrigo consolidating her position as an international pop star.