Dan Nigro


FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro announces his retirement

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -(77 WABC) -FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced on Friday he is retiring from the FDNY, effective on February 16th. Nigro was appointed Fire Commissioner in 2014. Mayor Eric Adams say’s,”From overseeing the heroic 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts to leading the FDNY’s unwavering response during the...
American Songwriter

Behind The Song: “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro

Few songs create a cultural moment in the way that Olivia Rodrigo’s atmospheric teen heartbreak anthem “drivers license” did upon its release in January of this year. The then-seventeen-year-old singer became the youngest artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a position she held for a full two months. A true global sensation, “drivers license” reached #1 in the UK, Japan, and more than 20 other countries. It set a new streaming record on Spotify, with over 17 million plays in a single day, and reached the 100 million streams mark faster than any song in history. There was even an entire Saturday Night Live sketch about it that reverentially called the song’s crescendo “the bridge of our lives.”

Meet Dan Nigro, the LIer behind Olivia Rodrigo's smash 'Drivers License'

How does a songwriter find out he has a hit? For Long Island native Dan Nigro, co-writer and producer of Olivia Rodrigo’s ubiquitous debut single "Drivers License," he didn’t hear it playing in a supermarket or blasting from a passing car. He just checked his phone. "The way the music...

Dan Nigro Hits No. 1 on Hot 100 Producers Chart Thanks to 'Drivers License'

Plus, Taylor Swift returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters. Dan Nigro rises 2-1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Producers chart (dated Feb. 27), leading for the first time thanks to his production credit on Olivia Rodrigo's six-week-and-counting Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Drivers License." The song, which he solely...