You don’t need to be of a voting age to accomplish something great, people!
The 16-year-old New Zealand singer, Lorde, has become the first woman to top Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart in 17 years. That’s longer than she’s been alive. . .
The ascending star—whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor—acquired the coveted number-one spot this week with her ever-popular single “Royals.” The last woman to achieve that position was Tracy Bonham with “Mother Mother” back in 1996. Before that it was pretty much Alanis Morisette’s territory.
Lorde signed up with Universal Records at the tender age of 12 and released her very first EP The Love Club earlier this year. Her first studio album, Pure Heroine, is expected to drop later this year and will include her hits “Royals” and “Tennis Court," as well as eight brand new songs.
Well, topping the Alternative chart is a great way to launch a career, especially for so young a person. We can’t wait to hear Lorde’s album and expect great things from her! Meanwhile, grab a copy of her EP and give “Royals” a listen!
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