Sixteen-year-old Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) draws her first ink on a domestic Billboard songs chart, as "Royals" (Lava/Republic) bows on Triple A at No. 28. The song spent three weeks at No. 1 in her native New Zealand in March and April, while parent EP "The Love Club" leapt onto Heatseekers Albums at No. 8 last month. The singer/songwriter signed her deal at 13, took her stage name and penned her debut hit because "I was interested in aristocracy at the time," she says.
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