Wednesday 21 March 2018

Lorde thanks fans as album tops the charts in America

Lorde said her 15-year-old self would have been proud of her success.

Lorde (Yui Mok/PA)
Lorde (Yui Mok/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

Lorde has said it is a thrill to realise nothing had to be “sacrificed” for her to have a big hit, as she celebrated topping the US album chart for the first time.

The Royals singer’s latest offering, Melodrama, was number one on the Billboard 200 chart this weekend.

Lorde (Yui Mok/PA)

Lorde, 20, posted a string of messages on Twitter after hearing the news.

She said: “You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thankyou.

“Royals was, to quote david chase, ‘a moonshot, a dreadnought’. there were no such guarantees with melodrama—that’s why this means so much.”

— Lorde (@lorde) June 26, 2017

— Lorde (@lorde) June 26, 2017

The singer-songwriter from New Zealand told her five million followers: “When i was a kid i thought big records had to be made a certain way—to be sterile &; calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.

“i have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over.”

— Lorde (@lorde) June 26, 2017

— Lorde (@lorde) June 26, 2017

Lorde said her 15-year-old self would have been “proud”.

The singer’s breakout first album, Pure Heroine, debuted and peaked at three on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released in 2013.

Press Association

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