LONDON (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde has become the youngest artist to enter Britain's singles charts at number one since 1998, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.
New Zealand-born Lorde's debut single "Royals" beat former TV talent show winner James Arthur to the top of the charts, pushing last week's number one "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic into third place.
Only 15-year-old British pop artist Billie has entered the chart top spot at a younger age, when in 1998 she scored a number one with "Because we want to".
American Katy Perry racked up her second album chart number one with "Prism", selling 12,000 more copies than Briton James Blunt's new album "Moon Landing". Last week's number one, "Tribute" by John Newman, fell to third place.
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli's new album "Love in Portofino" entered the charts at number five.
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Alison Williams)
She shouldn't be ripping other artists.. It's just a song that somebody else probably wrote for her....
As an aside.... I wonder where feminism would be if there were no men around to build buildings, fix the plumbing, the electric, empty the septic tank, fix the car/boat/plane/tank/rv etc. pave the roads, build the bridges and on and on and on....... You say women could do those things??? Yes,,, but they don't do they??? Let's face it,,, we are equal,, we just do different things and think different things.... As a female,,,, you are not better...just different..... And if men weren't in the world,,,, well,,, why don't you just Google the list of female inventions and try to live with just those inventions for a week??? Then tell us all again how superior women are.......