Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the 41st BRIT Awards.
Olivia Rodrigo performs at the 41st BRIT Awards. Photo by Richard Young/Shutterstock (11896884at)

It’s been almost two months since Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour hit the shelves, but that’s not stopping it from topping the charts. This hit record returned to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for its third nonconsecutive week.

Sour was originally released on May 21st and debuted atop the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week of 2021. It also had the biggest streaming week for a debut album by a female artist and produced two no. 1 debut singles—”Drivers License” and “Good 4 U”—becoming the first debut album to do so.

When it comes to its success on the chart this week, Sour hit no. 1 with 88,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. This may not seem as impressive when compared with the 295,000 album-equivalent units it earned during its first week on the chart, but it’s quite a triumph when you take into consideration it’s been weeks since this record came out.

When it comes to the rest of the Billboard 200 chart for this week, Doja Cat returned to no. 2 with her latest studio album Planet Her. Former no. 1 The Voice of the Heroes by Lil Baby and Lil Durk came in third.