Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” debuted at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart and taken to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to give her debut television performance of her runaway hit.
Olivia Rodrigo has landed a number one in the UK Official Singles Chart with her record-breaking hit Drivers License as rumours swirl about her love life.
Rodrigo performed the song playing the piano under a rotating spotlight, accompanied by a string section, giving the song a more orchestral feel than the original.
Rodrigo’s Fallon appearance marks her first public performance of the song since its release early last month.
The 17-year-old actress and singer, who is the star of the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical – The Series, set the Spotify record for the most streams in a single day, but she has also hit headlines over claims of a love triangle.
The runaway hit even surpassed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to earn the U.K.’s highest number of streams ever in a single day for a non-Christmas song.
“Drivers License” earned 2.407 million streams on Tuesday, while “Shape of You” previously held the 24-hour record in 2017 with 2.274 million streams.
Rumours have swirled online about a love triangle between Rodrigo, Bassett and actress Sabrina Carpenter, 21, best known for starring in the Disney series Girl Meets World.
TikTok, where Rodrigo has almost four million followers, has played a crucial role in the drama, with fans sharing their theories about the songs in viral videos.
One TikTok showing a fan explaining the drama has had more than 15 million views and four million likes.