The first six months of 2021 have already passed and we are already beginning to glimpse who will lead the year’s biggest success. In the first semester, there was no other: Olivia Rodrigo. Both in sales and in streamings in the United States.
According to numbers released by the Hits Daily Double website, “Drivers License” is the biggest hit of the first half of 2021 in the United States. Olivia Rodrigo’s music leads among streaming and overall activity in the country’s phonographic market, including streaming and pure sales.
Overall, “Drivers License” ends the first half with 3,917,000 equivalent units sold. In streaming, Olivia Rodrigo’s music also leads, with an impressive 460,235,000 reproductions across platforms among US users.
Second place in both lists goes to “Levitating” by Dua Lipa. Even released with the album “Future Nostalgia” in March 2020, the track gained a lot of strength in 2021 and is still in contention to become the song of the year.
The Top 3 closes with “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd .
In another Olivia Rodrigo related news, the singer continues writing her name in the history of streaming platforms with her acclaimed debut album, “Sour”. The star of the series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” has broken a series of records on platforms and music charts around the world.
Released on May 14th, the project’s third single, “good 4 u”, passed the 600 million streams mark on Spotify and became the fastest song to achieve such a feat on the platform. Rodrigo’s week was marked by yet another achievement: he accumulated another week ahead of the Billboard songwriters and producers chart. This is the 17th update of the ranking in which the singer appears at the top, making her the only artist to remain in this position for so long.
The new data from Mediabase also brought good news for Rodrigo, who reached the top of pop radio stations in the United States, now, with “good 4 u”. Previously, she had already managed to reach the same position with her debut single “drivers license ”.