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Olivia Rodrigo, the girl who dethroned Adele

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Olivia Rodrigo, the girl who dethroned Adele

Sour, by Olivia Rodrigo, is the most commercially successful album of 2021 in the world according to the statistics collected by the specialized site Media Traffic, which attributes some 4.1 million units between sales and their equivalent in reproductions.

Its about debut album by this young American artist, which was released in May and earned him seven nominations for the next Grammy awards. Behind appears 30, the album Adele released in November. The British had two months to sell about 3.7 million copies.

Who is Olivia Rodrigo

In 2020, the American was 17 years old and starred in a Disney Channel series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, where she played Paige Olvera. At that time, he began to publish videos on his Instagram profile in which he performed his own compositions on the piano.

Olivia Rodrigo In Action.  Ap Photo

Olivia Rodrigo in action. AP Photo

One of them, Driver’s License, attracted enough attention that the Interscope label, which ten years earlier had catapulted the career of King’s wool After a YouTube video clip, he decided to promote the cut commercially.

With a very simple lyrics about a love breakup in the suburbs of the United States, the theme got more than 21 million views in its first three days.

The singer soon became a phenomenon and published Sour, a debut album that came preceded by the immense success of that song, which in nine months exceeded 297 million views on YouTube alone. On February 20 he will turn 19 years old.

The ranking of the best sellers

Morgan Wallen, Country Music Artist.  Ap Photo

Morgan Wallen, country music artist. AP Photo

Third place on the podium is taken by a surprise. It is an album that hardly had an impact outside the United States: Dangerous: The Double Albumby country music artist Morgan Wallen, of which 3.5 million units were sold.

Another curiosity is the fifth position of Future Nostalgia, from the British Dua Lipa, which remains among the most commercially successful albums, with nearly three million units, despite being released in March 2020.

Among the privileged positions are also Hot sauce K-Pop band NCT Dream (fourth, with three million); Certified Lover Boy, Drake (sixth, with 2.7 million) and Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, from Pop Smoke (seventh, with almost 2.7 million).

The rest of the top 10 are completed by albums JusticeJustin Bieber (eighth, with 2.55 million); and, behind, those of two K-Pop groups: Sticker, from NCT 127 (ninth, with 2.5 million) and Attacca of Seventeen (tenths, with 2.4 million).

Disappointments

Billie Eilish Didn'T Have A Great Year, Commercially Speaking.  Afp Photo

Billie Eilish didn’t have a great year, commercially speaking. AFP photo

Strikingly, some records that were supposed to be commercial milestones are listed further down the list, such as Happier Than Everby Billie Eilish (18th place, with 1.9 million); Equalsby Ed Sheeran (twenty-fourth, with almost 1.7); or Voyage, ABBA’s comeback album after 40 years of silence (twenty-fifth, with 1.6 million).

It is also curious that among the 40 positions on the list, which includes information on streaming platforms, no latin artist appears, especially Bad bunny, which in 2021 returned to the most listened to on Spotify in the world for the second consecutive year.

For this classification, Media Traffic compiles and makes an estimate on the official sales lists of more than 30 member countries of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), whose official data will be made public in the coming weeks.

Source: EFE

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