Released on January 8, 2021, the power pop ballad broke Spotify’s record for the most single-day streams for a non-holiday song on the platform, a feat reached on the fourth day of its release. Following its streaming success, “drivers license” debuted at No. 1on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Commenting on the success of the song, the 17-year-old Rodrigo, who is signed to Geffen/Interscope Records wrote on Instagram, “my first song drivers license came out about a week ago. never in my wildest dreams did i expect all of this support. this morning the billboard charts came out and drivers license debuted as number one in the world! it broke all these records too! so grateful for @dan_nigro and everyone who has supported me in this crazy adventure.
“thank u guys endlessly for listening. y’all have managed to turn one of the scariest most painful moments of my life into something so positive and powerful. sad girl shit forever.”
Rodrigo, who has described herself as a major Taylor Swift fan, first turned heads as an actress in Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark” in 2016 followed by Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” in 2019
Check out the official video for “Drivers License” below.