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Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR Is The Longest-Running Debut Album In Billboard 200 Top 10 This Century

Longest-Running Debut Album In Billboard 200 Top 10 This Century
“Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film),” winner of 2022 MTV Movie & TV Award, Now Streaming on Disney+ and Hulu
Multi-Platinum Singer -Songwriter Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 – Santa Monica, CA – Today, GRAMMY® winning multi-platinum recording artist Olivia Rodrigo achieves yet another prestigious honor with her triple-Platinum SOUR (Geffen Records). The record-breaking release has become the longest-running debut album in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart this century—the first to spend an entire year in that chart’s upper echelon. The continued excitement around SOUR, which has sold more than 12.3M equivalent album units globally, also extends to OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film). The film, now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu, documents the highly lauded Grammy® award-winning breakthrough album.

The critically acclaimed film—which took home Best Music Documentary at the MTV Movie and TV Awards—is full of behind-the-scenes footage as Rodrigo takes a road trip from Salt Lake City, where she began penning SOUR’s songs, to L.A. Directed by Stacey Lee, driving home 2 u gives fans unprecedented access to the 19-year-old as she performs new live arrangements and shares exclusive footage from the making of SOUR, including studio sessions with producer Dan Nigro.

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According to the New York TimesOLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film) “succeeds in making you feel that it really is about the journey, not the destination.” Meanwhile Rolling Stone dubbed the film “triumphant and honest.”

This weekend, Olivia Rodrigo used her massive platform to share her outrage and stand up for women. At the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, Rodrigo condemned the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning the landmark court case of Roe v. Wade, which made reproductive rights a constitutional right. “I’m devastated,” she told the audience. “I’m terrified and so many women and so many girls are going to die because of this.” She then brought out U.K. pop disrupter Lily Allen for a blistering rendition of Allen’s “Fuck You,” which Rodrigo dedicated to the five Supreme Court judges who she says, “truly don’t give a shit about freedom.” NME called Rodrigo’s set “a career- and festival-defining moment,” while The Guardian said it was “thrilling [and] furious.”

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The second youngest artist in GRAMMY® history to score nods in each of the Big Four categories in the same year, Rodrigo won three awards out of seven nominations—Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She was named New Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and Songwriter of the Year at both the ASCAP Pop Music Awards and Variety Hitmakers. Rodrigo also took home seven Billboard Awards including Top New ArtistTop Female ArtistTop Hot 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs ArtistTop Radio Songs ArtistTop Billboard Global 200 Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album, the most awards for an artist this year. Rodrigo was also named Woman of the Year at Billboard’s 2022 Women in Music Awards.  Her international accolades include a Brit Award for Best International Song (“good 4 u”), a Juno Award for Best International Album, and an NME Award for Best New Act.

Rodrigo recently kicked off the EU/U.K. leg of the sold-out run of her SOUR Tour on June 11 in Hamburg, Germany.