Lorde's 'Melodrama' Album Tops The Charts In Many Countries

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New Zealand singer, Lorde, has officially reached the pinnacle of her career. Her new album 'Melodrama' is number one in multiple countries.

This is the first time the pop singer has had an album debut at number 1. This is because she was relatively still unknown when her first album came out.

As reported by Billboard, Melodrama topped the album charts in North America. From June 16th until June 22nd, the album sold an equivalent of 109,000 units.

Due to the digital age, streaming also plays a factor into this number. If we are counting just traditional album sales, Melodrama still sold an impressive 82,000 units.

Lorde's demographic is primarily young people so you can be sure that they will be listening to her songs and new album constantly via Spotify and/or YouTube.

Her previous album, Pure Heroine, debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart when it came out back in 2013. That album actually sold more copies at launch with 129,000 units.

Lorde herself is stoked by all the success she has been giving from her fans worldwide.

Aside from North America, she tweeted that her album is number one in New Zealand (her home country), Australia as well as Canada. Below you can read her Twitter comments about the launch of her album.

You guys, today we have the number one album in America. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Royals was, to quote David Chase, "a moonshot, a dreadnought". There were no such guarantees with Melodrama--that's why this means so much 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 usually likes to take her time making new music, so it might be a while until we see her third album. Anyway, it's great to see someone from New Zealand making it big worldwide in the music industry.

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