Lorde has knocked Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball off the top of the US Billboard charts, making her the youngest singer to reach No. 1 since Tiffany in 1987.
The New Zealend singer’s track has been a slow burner given that it was posted on YouTube six months ago, but has now sold close to 1.9 million copies, according to the Herald Sun.
Upon hearing the news, Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, tweeted: ‘get the fkouttahere. royals is NUMBER 1 on BILLBOARD in the USAAA.’
10 months-the-younger Tiffany was the last 16-year-old to top the US charts in 1987 with I Think We’re Alone Now, while the youngest person ever to achieve the top spot was Stevie Wonder with Fingertips Pt 2 at the age of 13 in 1963.
Incredibly, Lorde’s No. 1 comes before she has even released an album.
Her EP The Love Club stayed at the top of the charts for five months in her native New Zealend, with her first full-length LP Pure Heroine coming out on October 28.
She previously told NME of her desire to retain creative control over music: ‘Everything that’s put out with my name on it should be representative of me and what i want to do as an artist, as opposed to what some dudes in a room think is going to make a lot of money.’
source: metro UK