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Lorde thanks fans as album tops the charts in America

Lorde said her 15-year-old self would have been proud of her success.

Lorde has said it is a thrill to realise nothing had to be “sacrificed” for her to have a big hit, as she celebrated topping the US album chart for the first time.

The Royals singer’s latest offering, Melodrama, was number one on the Billboard 200 chart this weekend.

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Lorde (Yui Mok/PA)

Lorde, 20, posted a string of messages on Twitter after hearing the news.

She said: “You guys, today we have the number one album in America. from the bottom of my heart, thankyou.

“Royals was, to quote david chase, ‘a moonshot, a dreadnought’. there were no such guarantees with melodrama—that’s why this means so much.”

The singer-songwriter from New Zealand told her five million followers: “When i was a kid i thought big records had to be made a certain way—to be sterile &; calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed.

“i have had the divine thrill of disproving that firsthand, twice over.”

Lorde said her 15-year-old self would have been “proud”.

The singer’s breakout first album, Pure Heroine, debuted and peaked at three on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released in 2013.

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