It’s official. Olivia Rodrigo scored the biggest first week of 2021 for an album, as her debut album SOUR, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 295,000 equivalent album units sold (72,000 pure). Remember, Olivia was initially projected to do about 195-220k but surpassed that.
Rodrigo’s SOUR outsold all of this year’s first week debuts by Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen and J Cole.
As for the Billboard Hot 100, that chart will be delayed until Tuesday and the website’s chart will be updated on Wednesday due to the Memorial Day weekend.