Monday, April 22, 2024

Pop Sizzle: Olivia Rodrigo Pulls in Impressive 300K First Week for Sophomore Album, “Guts”


Olivia Rodrigo is back with a second album. It’s called “Guts.” First week sales show she has plenty.

Rodrigo’s sophomore effort debuted at number 1 today with 302,000 copies. Sales were evenly divided between streaming and paid downloads/CDs.

“Guts” sold three times the number of the second place finisher, called “Layover” by a group called V. Luckily both releases are on Geffen Records from Universal Music Group.

“Guts” revived sales of Rodrigo’s previous hit album, “Sour,” which sold 27,888 copies – most of which came from streaming.

Rodrigo is just 20 years old. She’s in hot demand for the Super Bowl show next February– when she will be two weeks shy of her 21st birthday. Rodrigo and NSync together? Hmmmm…

She performed Sunday on the MTV Video Music Awards.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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