We’re 99% sure you’ve heard this one, but you may not know much about the musician who sings it. The details: Lorde recently snagged the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her hit song’ “Royals,” beating out Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” and Katy Perry‘s “Roar” and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon. According to Billboard, Lorde is the youngest singer to sit at the top of the Hot 100 since 1987, when 16 (and one month) year old Tiffany’s single “I Think We’re Alone Now” took over the charts. So, who is she? Three things to know:
1. She’s From New Zealand
Lorde was born Ella Yelich-O’Connor and hails from Auckland, New Zealand. She has since moved stateside and turns 17-years-old on November 16th.
2. She Signed with Universal Records at Age 12
After she signed a development deal with Universal Records, Lorde went on to release her first EP, “The Love Club” this past September featuring five original songs. Her debut studio album entitled Pure Heroine followed shortly after which includes her hits “Royals,” and “Tennis Court,” along with eight new songs.
3. “Royals” Has Already Been Covered
Back in August, 21-year-old Selena Gomez sang a cover of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” during her concert in Vancouver as part of her Stars Dance Tour.
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