Lorde is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Award winner. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, Royals, in June 2013. Her debut album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013. Royals debuted as a single at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 and remained in the top position for three weeks. In the U.S. it peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100 and number 1 on both the Alternative charts (making Lorde the first female artist since Tracy Bonham to reach the top) and number 1 on the Rock charts, making her the first female artist to top the charts as a lead singer. All before the age of 18!