Final week, the singer Olivia Rodrigo walked into the White Home with the No. 1 album within the nation. This week, having made her pitch to get younger folks vaccinated, she remains to be on prime.
“Bitter,” the debut album by the 18-year-old pop star and actress, earned its fourth week at No. 1 since its launch in Could — and its first back-to-back efficiency atop the Billboard 200 — thanks partly to a gradual week of releases. No new album seems within the High 10 for the primary time in two months, in line with Billboard, after a flurry of main releases appeared to sign a return for the music enterprise following a yr and a half of pandemic strictures.
The numbers for “Bitter” have been down barely from final week, with the equal of 83,000 in gross sales — together with 102 million streams — in line with MRC Information, Billboard’s monitoring arm. A primary album by a girl has not topped the chart for 4 weeks since “I Dreamed a Dream” by Susan Boyle of “Britain’s Acquired Expertise” in 2009 and 2010, Billboard mentioned.
Exterior of her chart dominance, Rodrigo reached a unique viewers on Wednesday, when she attended a White Home briefing, toured the West Wing with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, and made a collection of academic movies with President Biden — all to the befuddlement of some culturally incurious members of the political press.
The remainder of the Billboard High 5 is made up of acquainted faces: Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” stays at No. 2, the place it has sat for the three weeks since its launch, with 61,000 equal albums; Morgan Wallen’s “Harmful: The Double Album,” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1, is No. 3; “The Voice of the Heroes,” a one-time chart-topper by Lil Child and Lil Durk is No. 4; and Polo G’s “Corridor of Fame,” one other former No. 1, is presently No. 5.
On the singles chart, the Sizzling 100, the Okay-pop group BTS changed itself at No. 1 with a brand new music, “Permission to Dance” (written partly by Ed Sheeran), after seven straight weeks on prime with “Butter.” That swap let Rodrigo dangle on to the longest run at No. 1 thus far this yr, as “Drivers License” spent eight weeks there from January to March.