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Lorde’s “Royals” Takes Over Record Breaking Title

A New Queen Takes the Throne

Billboard announced that Lorde has taken the record for the longest domination by a female artist on the Alternative Songs chart with her breakthrough hit “Royals”–surpassing Alanis Morissette’s 18 year reign with her classic 90s anthem “You Oughta Know.”

The 16-year-old New Zeland singer/songwriter, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, has maintained the record-breaking number one spot for six weeks with her catchy Electropop tune. This has been the first time a solo female artist has even touched the tip of the chart since Tracy Bonham’s “Mother Mother” in 1996, now holding third place for the overall record.

WCDB began playing “Royals” in early spring and even though the Top 40 hit can no longer meet our airwaves, such a young artist’s accomplishment in the Alternative music scene should still be greatly acknowledged. Listeners can still expect to hear some of Lord’es other talented work as the anticipation for her debut album, Pure Heroine, continues to rise–released on September 27.

If you’re a fan of the hit here’s another track from Lorde, titled “Tennis Court.”

So apparently Jaden Smith didn’t die this week

As you may have heard, some website has reported that Jaden Smith, son of actor/rapper/ManGod Will Smith, was killed in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland. I won’t mention or link to the website because why give them views? This same website, however, has also previously reported that Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler had died. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has been wrongly accused of being dead (including one hilarious instance of Jeff Goldblum reacting to his own death).

Anyway, this WCDBlog is in need of some cheap views in a desperate way. I’m looking to be the first to break the news on a fake death so we can generate some buzz for the station. Let me know if you hear anything. In the mean time:

R.I.P. Abe Vigoda (1921-2011)