Congratulations to Olivia Rodrigo!
The singer has just broken a break: her debut album Sour has earned 295,000 equivalent album units to top the Billboard 200, making her effort the biggest debut of the year, Billboard reports.
These numbers include 72,000 album sales and 218,000 SEA units, helping the 18-year-old star top the 2021 record previously held by Taylor Swift, whose Fearless (Taylor’s Version) earned 291,000 units in its first week back in April.
Rodrigo’s reign also marks the largest week, by units, for a debut project in several years, taking the crown from Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, which earned 255,000 units in 2018. Rodrigo is the first woman to have her first album debut at No. 1 since Cardi, too.
The singer’s debut also arrives just a week after her hit single “Good 4 U” topped the Hot 100 songs chart, which marked the second chart-topper this year from the High School Musical star-turned pop sensation.
And her fans are pleased.