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Geffen breakout Olivia Rodrigo's Saturday Night Live debut, during which she performed smash "drivers license" and rollicking new hit "good 4 u" (see both below), has helped propel the latter cut to #1 at Spotify U.S. and into the Top 5 on the streamery's Global Top 50. While SNL doesn't always move the needle, Rodrigo is clearly an exception. Her album bow, SOUR, is set to drop on 5/21.

It's notable that the spiky power-pop of "good," featuring Rodrigo's boldest vocals yet, is very much in the tradition of the pop-punk chart-busters nurtured by label boss John Janick during his Fueled by Ramen days.

As this was Saturday Night Live, the episode also naturally featured many sketches that could have been shorter.

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Easing back out there (6/15a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: “LEVITATING” TO #1
How'd they do that? (6/15a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/15a)
REOPENING DELAY CRIPPLES LIVE BIZ
"Variant" is a scary word right now. (6/15a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GRUBMAN SHIRE MEISELAS & SACKS
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/15a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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