I have heard this song twice ... and am entranced by it. I almost didn't want to look it up to know who was singing. I didn't want the buzz killed. And here she is, a 16 year old from New Zealand: Ella Yelich-O'Connor, a.k.a. Lorde. Quel surprise! Check her out: http://lorde.co.nz/
The record, Royals, according to Billboard Magazine, has beaten Alanis Morrisette's record for being top Alternative song by a woman. Morrisette's run lasted 5 weeks for You Oughta Know. And she should know that this girl's song kicks that song's butt.
I've got to keep on this one. I'd like to see her knock out the wreck that sings Wrecking Ball, if you know what I mean.