16-year-old New Zealand native Lorde and her massive single “Royals” has taken the no.1 spot on the iTunes singles charts, knocking “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus to the number 2 slot. That’s pretty impressive given that Miley seems to be the artist everyone is talking about.

“Royals” seems to be so popular with listeners because of its strong anti-material lyrics. It’s a song for the underdog in everyone, and if her debut LP continues this theme throughout, it’s set up be one of the biggest pop albums of the year.

Pure Heroine, Lorde’s debut album, is set for a September 27th release. The album includes the songs “Tennis Court” and “Buzzcut Season,” among others. Look for a few more sure-fire hits to be found on the album.

Artists: Audre Lorde, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Royals

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