Lorde "Pure Heroine"
Lorde, a singer-songwriter from New Zealand, released her debut studio album, "Pure Heroine", on 27 September 2013 under Universal, Lava, and Republic Records.
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Lorde, a singer-songwriter from New Zealand, released her debut studio album, "Pure Heroine", on 27 September 2013 under Universal, Lava, and Republic Records. After unsuccessful collaborations with other songwriters, Lorde was paired with Joel Little by A&R representative Scott Maclachlan to help produce the album, which was recorded at Golden Age Studios in Auckland. "Pure Heroine" has been categorized as an electronica, dream pop, and electropop album with minimalist production, deep bass, and programmed beats.
The album was well-received by music critics, who praised its songwriting, production, and Lorde's vocal performance. It appeared on several year-end critics' lists and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. "Pure Heroine"'s themes include youth and mainstream culture, as Lorde critiques materialism, fame, consumer culture, and social status. The album has had a significant influence on modern pop music.
Lorde's lead single from the album, "Royals" was critically and commercially successful, followed by "Tennis Court", "Team", and "Glory and Gore". "Pure Heroine" debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 129,000 album-equivalent units, and topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand. It was one of the best-selling albums of 2014, certified platinum in the United Kingdom, double platinum in Canada, and triple platinum in Australia and the United States, selling over 5 million copies worldwide. In November 2021, the extended version of Pure Heroine was removed from music streaming services, with the additional songs made available through the re-release of "The Love Club EP" and other singles on all streaming services.