With the appropriately titled “Royals,” Lorde scores the longest domination on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart by a woman (credited as a lead artist). “Royals” leads the list, passing the five-week reign of Alanis Morissette’s fellow U.S. breakthrough hit “You Oughta Know” in 1995. (Billboard)
The honor is the latest on what’s quickly becoming a deep resume for “Royals” which became the first song by a lead solo female to crown the chart since Tracy Bonham’s “Mother Mother” in 1996.
“It’s weird, because obviously when I wrote it I had no idea it would be a big deal or anything,” Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich-O’Connor) says of “Royals.” “I just wrote something that I liked and that I thought was cool.
When she’s not breaking records, you can catch Lorde performing in person and on the tele, and dishing with VH1. She is, after all, their “You Ought To Know” artist for the entire month of September!
And did you know…Lorde is a huge Britney Spears fan?
See why Lorde loves Britney:
Watch Lorde Perform “Royals” On Later With Jools Holland:
“It’s strange, particularly with my lyrics there’s a quite distinctive and personal [tone] and people are sitting in their bedrooms, covering it on YouTube. It’s been awesome, though.”
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