It has finally arrived, the debut LP for New Zealand songstress Lorde in the form of  “Pure Heroine”.

Only 16 years of age, Lorde’s debut EP, The Love Club, was released on the internet and downloaded 60,000 times before being made available for sale, is now double platinum and sitting pretty at #2 on the ARIA Chart.  With the lead single ‘Royals’ peaking #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

LORDE was widely anointed as the highlight of this year’s ‘Splendour in the Grass’ after she was called in to replace Frank Ocean at the 11th hour.  An estimated 10,000 fans crammed into the Super Top to catch Lorde’s ten song set, which comprised favourites from her debut EP and 5 brand new tracks. A truly a magic moment, made all the more special by the fact that it was only her eighth ever show.

It’s not just Australia that LORDE is winning over.  She recently mesmerised US audiences with two sold-out, jam-packed performances in LA and New York.  ‘Royals’ has peaked the number one spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, making her the first female solo artist to do so since Tracey Bonham’s ‘Mother Mother’, in 1996.

Want to find out what everyone is raving about?

Thanks to Universal Music Australia we have 5 x copies of “Pure Heroine” to giveaway.

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