Lorde 17 years old was recently named Billboard’s most powerful star under the age of 21. This is fresh as daisies since most mainstream publications will vote anyone #1 if they’re popular just to make themselves more popular in the process with online presence.
Do not forget billboard has been involved in various scandals such as changing the chart rulings so that people like Lady Gaga could legally scam the charts.
Not to take away from the trailblazer Lorde, she has conquered with Royals. This was her first debut single and was different in sound and then quickly rose to popularity.
If Royals is any indication of her future direction then everyone will be looking forward to her new material!
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