Last week, the singer Olivia Rodrigo walked into the White House with the No. 1 album within the nation. This week, having made her pitch to get younger individuals vaccinated, she remains to be on high.
“Sour,” the debut album by the 18-year-old pop star and actress, earned its fourth week at No. 1 since its launch in May — and its first back-to-back efficiency atop the Billboard 200 — thanks partly to a sluggish week of releases. No new album seems within the Top 10 for the primary time in two months, in line with Billboard, after a flurry of main releases appeared to sign a return for the music enterprise following a 12 months and a half of pandemic strictures.
The numbers for “Sour” have been down barely from final week, with the equal of 83,000 in gross sales — together with 102 million streams — in line with MRC Data, Billboard’s monitoring arm. A primary album by a lady has not topped the chart for 4 weeks since “I Dreamed a Dream” by Susan Boyle of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 and 2010, Billboard stated.
Outside of her chart dominance, Rodrigo reached a distinct viewers on Wednesday, when she attended a White House briefing, toured the West Wing with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, and made a collection of academic movies with President Biden — all to the befuddlement of some culturally incurious members of the political press.
The remainder of the Billboard Top 5 is made up of acquainted faces: Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” stays at No. 2, the place it has sat for the three weeks since its launch, with 61,000 equal albums; Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album,” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1, is No. three; “The Voice of the Heroes,” a one-time chart-topper by Lil Baby and Lil Durk is No. four; and Polo G’s “Hall of Fame,” one other former No. 1, is at the moment No. 5.
On the singles chart, the Hot 100, the Ok-pop group BTS changed itself at No. 1 with a brand new track, “Permission to Dance” (written partly by Ed Sheeran), after seven straight weeks on high with “Butter.” That swap let Rodrigo grasp on to the longest run at No. 1 to this point this 12 months, as “Drivers License” spent eight weeks there from January to March.