Lorde, the teenage trend-setter from New Zealand, will crown her big breakthrough with the release next month of her debut full-length album.
The 16-year-old’s “Pure Heroine” will arrive Sept. 30 in the United States. It’ll drop first in Australia, on Sept. 27, and the international release is expected to follow.
The timing couldn’t be better. With her hit “Royals” making waves around the world, Lorde this week became the first lead solo female to top Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart in more than 17 years. Indeed, no female soloist had achieved that feat in Lorde's lifetime -- until this week.
Lorde’s digital EP “The Love Club” is a fast riser in the U.S., where it has sold more than 60,000 units since its release. Her live dates have captured the attention of tastemakers, with Billboard declaring after her recent performance at New York's Le Poisson Rouge -- “America better watch out.”
In support of the album release Down Under, Lorde will embark on a mini-tour of Australia beginning Oct. 16 at The Zoo in Brisbane.
The "Love Club" EP, which features "Royals," sits at No. 2 this week on Australia's singles chart, where it is certified double-platinum.