After steadily climbing up the UK Singles Chart since its release, Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” finally reached the top! It’s her second single to hit No. 1 in this country and it leads the record-breaking week for solo female performers in the UK.
Eilish previously hit No. 1 with the titular theme song from the last James Bond film No Time To Die, and she finally managed to replicate this success. To make the whole even better, “What Was I Made For?” also hails from another hit soundtrack for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie.
Eilish is leading what the Official Chart’s website described as “the summer of girl power”—a historic achievement that sees six songs by female solo artists ruling the chart. “What Was I Made For?” is followed by Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night”, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire”, Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer”, Peggy Gou’s “(It Goes Like) Nanana”, and Rodrigo’s “Bad Idea Right”.
Barbie: The Album has been making waves on the UK Singles Chart since its release, and this isn’t its first historic achievement. This album previously became the first soundtrack in history with three songs within the top five in the UK at the same time, thanks to the viral success of “What Was I Made For?”, “Dance the Night”, and “Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice ft. Aqua.