Lorde hits number one again

Last updated 15:27 22/03/2014
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Lorde's video clip for her single Team.

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Kiwi singing sensation Lorde continues to rule the charts, clocking up another number one hit.

This week her song Team made it to number one on the Billboard adult pop songs chart.

In August last year she became the first female since 1996 to top the alternative songs chart with Royals.

Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, tweeted:

"Pretty amazing that team is number one on the pop charts in the states this week.. thankyou so much. my pop princess status is REAL rn."

Team is number six on the Billboard Hot 100, which ranks across all genres. Royals is still number 20 on that chart, after reigning at number one last year. 

Lorde was the only New Zealander to have ever reached number one on the Hot 100.

The singer is currently touring the United States and the extremist Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket her concert at Midland Theatre in Kansas City tonight, saying the 17-year-old singer taught other young people how to be "indolent rebels".

Lorde responded on Twitter, asking fans to wear rainbow clothing and kiss church members of the same sex, as the church is known for its radical ideology against homosexuality.

Fans lining up for the concert have already began posting photos of their counter-protest, with some fans referencing the fact that the church's founder, Fred Phelps, died at 84 on Wednesday night: 

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