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Lorde scores first U.S. No.1 album with "Melodrama" and gears up for massive tour

Lorde's "Melodrama" has shot straight to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, which means the New Zealand singer-songwriter has scored her very first US No. 1 album.

The record, which is the follow-up to her 2013 debut album, "Pure Heroine," sold 109,000 albums in the week following its June 16 release, with 82,000 of those being traditional album sales.

Lorde’s spot at the top of the chart also marks the third No. 1 album by a female in a row since December 2012. The star was preceded by the chart-topping efforts of Katy Perry, who released "Witness" on June 9, and Halsey's release of "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" on June 2.

It also marks the first time that a Kiwi has topped the U.S. Billboard charts.

Over the weekend, Lorde also made her debut performance at the most famous festival in the UK, Glastonbury, where she appeared in a perspex box and gave a live airing to ‘The Louvre’ for the first time ever.

The star recently announced a North American tour in support of "Melodrama". The massive arena tour includes stops in 30 cities and tickets went on sale last Friday (June 23).

Lorde 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
06/23 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/01 – Gydnia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/02 – St. Gallen, CH @ Openair St. Gallen
07/28 – Buangun, SK @ Valley Rock Festival
07/30 – Nigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
09/26 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo #
09/27 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace #
09/30 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre #
10/01 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy #
10/02 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy #
10/04 – Tilburg, NL @ O13 #
10/05 – Paris, FR @ Zenith #
10/06 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotta Arena #
10/08 – Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur #
10/09 – Barcelona, ES @ Saint Jordi Club #
10/11 – Munchen, DE @ Zenith #
10/12 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique #
10/14 – Koln, DE @ Palladium #
10/15 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrome #
10/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet #
10/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet #
10/18 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene #
10/19 – Trondheim, NO @ UKA 17 Festival #
11/07 – Dunedin, NZ @ Town Hall
11/08 – Christchurch, NL @ Isaac Theatre Royal
11/11 – Wellington, NZ @ Michael Fowler Centre
11/12 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
11/14 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
11/15 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
11/18 – West Perth, AU @ Kings Park
11/21 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House Forecourt
11/23 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
11/25 – Canberra, AU @ Spilt Milk
11/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl
03/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
03/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
03/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
03/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
03/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at the Rose Garden
03/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
03/13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
03/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
03/16 – Glendale, CA @ Gila River Arena
03/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
03/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
03/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Arena
03/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
03/27 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
03/28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
03/29 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/31 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
04/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
04/03 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
04/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
04/06 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
04/08 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
04/11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
04/12 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
04/14 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
04/15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

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Check out availability for Lorde's U.S. tour here

Check out availability for Lorde's UK and European tour here

Watch Lorde's full Glastonbury set and appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently, below:

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