It’s been over a year since Olivia Rodrigo dropped her album Sour, and this record is still pushing boundaries. It returned to no. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, becoming the longest-running debut album in the top 10 this century.
Rodrigo broke the record previously held by Lady Gaga’s debut effort The Fame, which spent 51 nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10 between 2009 and 2017. Sour broke the record with 52 nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10, in addition to spending a total of five weeks atop the Billboard 200.
Sour was also a huge hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and it produced two no. 1 hits – “Good 4 U” and “Drivers License”, which spent eight weeks atop the chart. Singles “Deja Vu” and “Traitor” also found significant success and both made it to the top 10.
Sour was released on May 21, 2021 to critical acclaim and won Rodrigo a long list of accolades, including a Grammy Award for the best pop vocal album. She also won the Grammy for the best new artist and best pop solo performance with “Drivers License”. She’s currently promoting the album with the Sour Tour, which is set to conclude on July 7 in London.