The singer's 'Royals' crossover spreads to its most unlikely format yet, garnering major-market R&B/hip-hop airplay.

Even though its lyrics decry some of the cliches of R&B/hip-hop, Lorde's "Royals" (Republic) is finding favor on several of the format's leading stations, and enters Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at No. 46.

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