In mid-2013, Lorde released her debut single "Royals". It became an international crossover hit and made Lorde the youngest solo artist (and the only New Zealander) to achieve a US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. In late 2013, she released her debut studio album, Pure Heroine. The record topped the national charts in New Zealand and Australia and reached number three on the US Billboard 200.
In 2017, Lorde released "Green Light", the lead single from her second studio album Melodrama which will be released in June 2017.