Lorde is clearly unstoppable.
The 16-year-old New Zealander, and possibly one of the most in-demand acts in music right now, rises this week on the charts, as "Royals" moves up from No. 8 to No. 3. It also tops the Alternative Songs chart for a fifth consecutive week. As Billboard points out, this ties Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know" for most weeks atop the chart by a solo female artist.
Katy Perry's "Roar" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring Pharrell and T.I., remain in tact at Nos. 1. and 2, respectively, but Eminem's "Berzerk" slips from No. 3 (replaced by Lorde) to No. 10, as radio airplay and streaming have not caught up with the song's massive debut sales.
Avicii also reaches his highest chart placement this week with the Aloe Blacc-assisted "Wake Me Up." Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais' "Summertime Sadness" also moves 10-6, while Lady Gaga's "Applause" continues its decline, dipping to No. 7.
Amongst plenty of other movement on the charts, Drake's incredible "Hold On, We're Going Home" reaches the top 10 this week, as it moves to No. 8, climbing four spots from last week's tally.