Olivia Rodrigo Holds at No. 1 With ‘Sour’

NYT Music

This week on the music charts, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” returns as the No. 1 album, while BTS’s song “Butter” closes in on her record for the year’s longest-running top single.

“Sour,” which came out in May, rises two spots this week to claim its third time at No. 1, with the equivalent of 88,000 sales in the United States, according to MRC Data, Billboard’s tracking arm. It is only the second LP of 2021 to spend at least three times in the top spot, after a 10-week run by Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album.” (Taylor Swift’s “Evermore,” which came out in December, had three weeks at the top through early January.)

For Rodrigo, the chart success comes after news emerged last week that songwriting credits for one of her singles, “Deja Vu,” were quietly changed. In addition to Rodrigo and her co-writer, Dan Nigro, the credits for that song now include Swift and two writers of her 2019 song “Cruel Summer,” Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent. None has commented on the change, but in interviews Rodrigo has mentioned “Cruel Summer” as an influence.

The K-pop juggernaut BTS tops Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart this week for a seventh time with “Butter.” So far this year, Rodrigo has the longest run at the peak with “Drivers License,” which was No. 1 for eight weeks.

Also on this week’s album chart, Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” holds at No. 2, Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s “The Voice of the Heroes” is No. 3 and Wallen’s “Dangerous” is No. 4. The Chicago rapper G Herbo’s new “25” opens at No. 5 with the equivalent of 46,000 sales, including 61 million streams.

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