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by Cassandra King

Nevermind The Rugby, Lorde Debuts On Top!

by Cassandra King

Nevermind The Rugby, Lorde Debuts On Top!

Lorde is the first Kiwi to debut at #1 of the US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with her sophomore album ‘Melodrama’.

She sold 109,000 album units in the first week; 82,000 of those total sales were ‘traditional album sales’, says Billboard Magazine. It is unclear whether ‘traditional sales’ refers to physical copies or digital sales, regardless, that is the number that saw her be the first New Zealander to debut at #1 on the chart that ranks the most popular albums of the week, in the U.S., ‘based on multi-metric consumption.’

‘Pure Heroine’, Lorde‘s first album debuted at #3 on the same charts back in 2013, selling 129,000 copies in its first week.

Lorde is also currently topping the album charts in Australia and New Zealand, as well as all top 11 spots of our local singles charts.