Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album crosses the 1 million sales mark, becoming the first debut set to do so since last October. The set rises 7-6 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, selling another 30,000 copies in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its total sales stand at 1.01 million.
Hunter Hayes' self-titled album was the last debut set to reach a million, crossing the threshold in the week ending Oct. 27, 2013.
Further, Lorde is the first woman to have her debut album hit a million in sales since April 2011, when Adele's "19" cleared 1 million (week ending April 3).