High School Musical’s Olivia Rodrigo makes UK music chart history

Disney star Olivia Rodrigo has made history on the Official UK Music Charts.

Olivia is best known for her current role as Nini in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and also starred as Paige Olvera in Bizaardvark from 2016 to 2019.

Her debut album Sour, which only released last week (May 21) has made it to number one on the UK charts. Along with her latest single titled ‘Good 4 U’, also currently holding the top spot, this makes Olivia the youngest solo artist to ever score an Official UK Chart Double.

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The actress-turned-singer is the first artist in six years to claim the Official Chart Double with their debut album. The last artist to secure it was Sam Smith with their album In The Lonely Hour and their single ‘Lay Me Down’.

Olivia shared a post on Instagram to celebrated the release of her album where she wrote: “Thank you to everyone who listened to Sour. This has truly been the coolest week of my life. so so so grateful.”

In addition to “Good 4 U’, Olivia has two more songs from Sour currently in the top 10: ‘Déjà Vu’ and a new track titled ‘Traitor’.

olivia rodrigo at the brit awards 2021

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When the album first released, Olivia wrote a heartfelt post about her musical debut: “Every song is so personal and close to my heart. Getting to share them with people is the most special thing I’ve ever done in my life. Thank you to everyone who made this album happen.

“Whatever happens with the album I’m just so grateful I got to work with all these incredible people. And I’m so lucky songwriting and music exists,” she added.

“I hope you guys enjoy the 34 minutes and 46 seconds of me spilling my guts out that is called Sour. Thank you for helping me turn all my unhappy feelings into one of the best moments of my life.”

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 airs new episodes every Friday on Diseny+.


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