Four years ago, Lorde’s “Royals” ranked among one of the more universal singles of the decade. Now with an acclaimed sophomore album in Melodrama, the singer can stake claim as not only one of the best songwriters in the pop world, but one who also notched her first No. 1 album.
According to Billboard‘s weekly reports, Melodrama took the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week with 109,000 copies sold, and of that total, 82,000 were in traditional album sales. That tops her previous effort, Pure Heroine, which arrived at No. 3 in 2013 and remained on the charts thanks to “Royals” and “Team.”