Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” Bows at No. 1 | Billboard

Four just before ’04: The California-born Rodrigo is the most-recently-born artist to top the Hot 100. Born Feb. 20, 2003 (fun fact: she shares her birthday with Rihanna), Rodrigo takes the title from Jawsh 685, who was born Nov. 5, 2002, and led the list dated Oct. 17, 2020, with “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” with Jason Derulo and BTS.

At 17 years and 11 months old, Rodrigo is the youngest artist at the time of topping the Hot 100 since Billie Eilish, who was 17 years, eight months and one week old when she led with “Bad Guy” in August 2019.

Four artists born in the 2000s have now ruled the Hot 100, one each born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003: Rodrigo, Jawsh 685, Eilish (born Dec. 18, 2001) and 24kGoldn (born Nov. 13, 2000), whose “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, drops to No. 2 after eight weeks at No. 1.

Geffen, Interscope in charge: The Geffen label ranks atop the Hot 100 for the first time since Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right” led the list dated Feb. 24, 2007. Before that, Furtado and Geffen spent six weeks at No. 1 in 2006 with “Promiscuous,” featuring Timbaland.

Interscope scores its first Hot 100 No. 1 of 2021, after two, logged back-to-back, in 2020: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” (last June 6) and DaBaby’s “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch), which began a seven-week reign the following frame (June 13).

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