Olivia Rodrigo returns to the top of the charts with her new piano–centric ballad vampire – which tells off a certain “bloodsucker” – occupying the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100.
With vampire, the 20–year–old becomes the youngest artist in the chart’s history to post three No. 1 singles. It also makes her the first artist to have ever to debuted lead singles from her first and second albums at No. 1.
vampire is the lead single from the pop artist’s incoming sophomore album GUTS (due out Sept. 8) and serves as the follow–up to her 2021 debut album “Sour,” which scored Rodrigo her first two No. 1 singles: “Drivers License,” which ruled for eight weeks, and “Good 4 u,” which led the list in its first week out.
Released on June 30 via Geffen/Interscope Records, vampire drew nearly 36 million streams, 26 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 26,000 in the first frame, according to data by Luminate. These numbers represent the biggest debut week of Rodrigo’s career across multiple platforms, including Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and radio.
The new single was simultaneously released with a Petra Collins–directed visual during a live YouTube premiere in Los Angeles on June 29. The video amassed over 12.9 million views in its first 24 hours on the platform.
SOUR collaborator Dan Nigro worked on the track, which according to Rodrigo is about “feeling confused and hurt,” and is also producing GUTS, a project that is set to tackle the “growing pains” the young star has experienced since launching into her career.
vampire replaces Morgan Wallen’s country–pop single “Last Night,” which led the Hot 100 for 13 non–consecutive weeks following its mid–March debut. Rodrigo’s 36 million on–demand streams outpaced Wallen’s 30 million but “Last Night” still drew the larger crowd on radio, logging 74.5 million in radio reach in the last tracking week.