New Zealand based singer songwriter Lorde (or born as Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, 7 November 1996) is a young talent with multiple Grammy's under her belt. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, "Royals", in June 2013. Her début album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013. In August 2013, Lorde became the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States since Tracy Bonham in 1996. In a subsequent interview, Lorde stated, "I had a sneaking suspicion that it might do all right".