On October 28, 2013, New Zealand’s young sensation, Lorde, claimed the coveted top spot on the UK singles chart with her debut single, ‘Royals.’

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 20: Recording artist Lorde attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

At 16, Lorde solidified her place in music history by becoming the youngest solo artist to achieve a UK No.1 since the legendary #BilliePiper’s ‘Because We Want To’ in 1998. Lorde’s journey is even more extraordinary because she was signed to Universal on a development deal at 13, thanks to home recordings of her singing Duffy and Pixie Lott tracks sent by a friend’s father.