Lorde Hits #1 Becoming Youngest Since Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’


Ah, to be sixteen again. She, and be she we’re referring to that beaut above, Lorde, released her first solo album Pure Heroine a few weeks ago, after initially signing her record deal at the ripe (err…) age of thirteen. Twenty-six years ago sixteen-year-old Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now made a storied rise to number 1 on the charts. And now Lorde, the New Zealand chanteuse who’s made a meteoric rise with her international anti-excess theme song Royals, has finally clinched the top spot on the Billboard chartsTitles are great and all, but is the music any good? Well…


So it’s a yes. Even better, she’s got equally good other songs:


So what’s her secret? According to the singer: “I think it’s probably because I’m an Internet kid. I’m watching ‘Adventure Time’ but I’m also reading Allen Ginsberg. I’m a mesh of references — fun and smart? I don’t know where I’d put myself. I’d like to think I’m doing something different.” We’ll take it.