Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Experiences Sales Gain Prior to Album Release

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Experiences Sales Gain Prior to Album Release

Lorde’s international hit single “Royals” continues dominating this week, rising to No. 1 on the Digital Sales chart with an additional 307,000 downloads for a total of 1.5 million.

The track will appear on Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, releasing September 30.

Billboard writes, “The 16-year-old New Zealander is the first solo female to send a debut entry to No. 1 on the sales tally since Carly Rae Jepsen ruled for eight weeks beginning last June with ‘Call Me Maybe.’

“Royals” also rises 6-4 on Streaming Songs with 5.5 million, and holds at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week. Its radio impressions climb to 104 million.

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus’ single “Wrecking Ball” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 while Katy Perry’s former two-week chart-topper “Roar” sits at No. 2. Billboard notes that the race to the top spot between these two singles was very close.

Here’s a look at this week’s Hot 100 top ten:

  1. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
  2. Katy Perry – “Roar”
  3. Lorde – “Royals”
  4. Avivii – “Wake Me Up!”
  5. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)”
  6. Jay Z – “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)”
  7. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
  8. Lady Gaga – “Applause”
  9. Lana del Rey & Cedric Gervais – “Summertime Sadness”
  10. Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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