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According to Billboard, Olivia Rodrigo sets a new record for the most simultaneous placements inside the highest tier of the Billboard Global 200 as her new album Sour takes over the world.

Somewhat surprisingly, while Rodrigo may fill more spots inside the top 10 than any other artist has been able to, she doesn’t sit at No. 1. That space obviously belongs to BTS this frame, though last time around the teen sensation was comfortable atop the list once again. The singer-songwriter’s current single “Good 4 U” started in first place last week, and now it dips to second.

Coming in right behind that win is Rodrigo’s previous single “Deja Vu,” which rockets from No. 13 to No. 3. The Sour promotional cut previously found its way into the top 10, but this week it hits a new high, entering the top five for the first time.

New to the top 10 entirely is Rodrigo’s “Traitor,” which debuts at No. 7. The track isn’t a single, but clearly fans loved it, as people all around the world streamed and purchased it in large enough quantities to send it right into the top 10 without issue. The cut is the musician’s fourth top 10 hit on the Billboard Global 200.

Rounding out Rodrigo’s four current top 10 hits on this week’s Billboard Global 200 is “Drivers License,” which is no stranger to the highest tier on the tally. The tune holds the record for the most turns spent in the driver’s seat, and this frame it speeds from No. 22 to No. 9, re-entering the loftiest space on the 200-rung roster.

BTS claim the biggest song in the world this week with their latest release “Butter,” which racked up enough sales and streams in its first seven days of availability to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, the charting company’s weekly look at the most popular tracks on the planet. As the South Korean stars hit the peak position for the fourth time (in less than a year), another one of the most successful artists in the world makes history by occupying more spaces at once than anyone ever has.
"Drivers License," Olivia Rodrigo's official debut single, debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated January 23, 2021.

At just 17 years old, the Disney Channel star became the youngest solo artist in history to arrive atop the Hot 100.

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The record was previously held by Fantasia, who was 20 when "I Believe" debuted at No. 1. The youngest artist to ever top the Hot 100 is Stevie Wonder, who was 13 when "Fingertips Pt 2" rose to the top position in 1963. "Drivers License," however, is a sensation — a perfect storm of cutting songwriting and gossip fuel. Amid the single's debut, many are speculating that the song's lyrics are about Rodrigo's former "HSMTMTS" co-star Joshua Bassett.

TikTok users have latched onto the song, making videos speculating about its meaning, praising its lyricism, and creating memes.

Rodrigo occupies more than four spots on the Billboard Global 200 this time around, as all 11 songs featured on Sour appear inside the top 40, certifying them all as worldwide hits, at least for now.

Albums with two songs to debut at No 1

Billboard awards editor and Chart Beat founder Paul Grein notes that Rodrigo's Sour makes history as the first debut album to include two songs that have entered the Hot 100 at No. 1, thanks to "Drivers License" and now "Good 4 U." The only previous albums to house two tracks that each premiered on top were by then-well-established stars: Mariah Carey's Daydream ("Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, in 1995-96); Drake's Scorpion ("God's Plan" and "Nice for What," 2018); and Grande's Thank U, Next ("Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings," 2018-19). Those were, in each case, those artists' fifth proper LPs.

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3 perfect 10s

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As "Drivers License" (No. 1 debut in January), "Deja Vu" (No. 8 debut, April) and "Good 4 U" are Rodrigo's first three singles promoted to radio, streaming services and other platforms (and mark her second, third and fourth Hot 100 entries, respectively, after "All I Want," from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series [Music From the Disney+ Original Series], reached No. 90 in January 2020), she is the first artist to send her first three proper singles straight onto the Hot 100 in the top 10. (She was already the first artist to earn the honor with her first two such singles, achieved when "Deja Vu" debuted.)

Here is a look at where all 11 of Rodrigo’s songs rank on this week’s Hot 100

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No. 2 - “Good 4 U”

No. 3 - “Deja Vu”

No. 9 - “Traitor”

No. 11 - “Drivers License”

No. 12 - “Brutal”

No. 14 - “Enough for You”

No. 15 - “Happier”

No. 18 - “Favorite Crime”

No. 19 - “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back”

No. 24 - “Jealousy, Jealousy”

No. 29 - “Hope Ur OK”

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