Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Drivers License” debuted number one this week on the Billboard Hot 100, earned 76.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 14, according to MRC Data, and sits atop the iTunes, Amazon and Spotify charts.
The current number one song in the world started as a viral Gen Z jam on TikTok and spiraled to the top as fans became invested in the story behind Olivia Rodrigo’s apparent heartbreak.
Now, the young singer is responding to the rumors that “Drivers License” details her split from High School Musical: The Musical co-star Joshua Bassett, and his subsequent romance with Sabrina Carpenter.
She totally understands people’s curiosity with the specifics of who the song’s about and what it’s about, Olivia Rodrigo acknowledged to Billboard, but to her, that’s really the least important part of the song.
Olivia Rodrigo continued saying that it’s resonating with people because of how emotional it is and she thinks everything else is not important. Still, the 17-year-old understands why people have connected to it so quickly, adding she was terrified to put it out because of some of the things she said. It was her deepest insecurities in a four-minute song.
Source: Hollywood Life