Quantcast

OLIVIA ROCKS
THE STREAMS

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.

SONG REVENUE: HOPPED UP
Bad Bunny makes the most of his turn at bat. (5/20a)
TOP 20: KENDRICK
LEADS THE WAY
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/18a)
GREEN AS EVER
A think piece—cool! (5/19a)
FEET OF CLAY AND “TAPDANCING AROUND THE CONVERSATION”: KENDRICK LAMAR’S BREAKTHROUGHS
The K-Dot aesthetic examined (5/20a)
LNX BATHED IN STARLIGHT BY SHOF
23 with a bullet (5/19a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)