Lorde has had quite a year… If you look up the definition of a “successful breakout artist”, it’s probably just a picture of her young, lovely face. At the astonishingly young age of 17, this old soul is accumulating success that some of her predecessors have not tapped yet. 2013 has been good to the New Zealand siren and just got even better – the platinum-certified single “Royals” has made a comfy home at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for over 8 weeks. This long-standing spot set a new record for “Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013″. Did we mention she’s only 17?! This makes her the youngest artist since 1987 to hit #1. Talk about winning!
Her current resume looks something like this:
+ #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (8+ weeks as of 11/20)
+ Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013
+ Longest #1 at Alternative Radio by a Female Artist
+ “Royals” ruled AAA Radio for seven straight weeks
+ “Royals” hit #1 spot on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and iTunes Alternative Songs Chart
+ #1 most-played record on KKDA in Dallas, WPHI in Philly and WWPR in New York
+ “Team” is now the #1 most added track at Top 40
+ VH1 crowned LORDE as their “You Oughta Know” September artist
Our Kiwi hit-maker has been selling out shows, gracing late night television with her talent, and ruling YouTube and VEVO with over 35 million views… Needless to say, a star was born 17 years ago and she’s just getting started.
Congratulations on all of your success, Lorde! Your republic family is proud and honored.
Watch the video for “Royals”:
If you don’t have the album Pure Heroine, including the hit “Royals”, get it here and hear for yourself why Lorde is taking the world by beautiful storm.