Lorde hits another milestone

Last updated 12:43 10/04/2014
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Kiwi teenager Lorde's single, Team, has gone double platinum - meaning it has sold 2 million copies in the United States - today.

The 17-year-old star, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, thanked her fans on Twitter for helping her second single, after Royals, to go double platinum:

Last month Team made it to number one on the Billboard adult pop songs chart.

It has also been certified double platinum in Canada and Australia, gold in Denmark and platinum in New Zealand.

In addition, she should probably create some extra space in her trophy cabinet.

The nominations for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards have been announced and the 17-year-old singer-songwriter scored 12 - more than Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and music's other elite solo artists.

Lorde was matched only by the 12 nominations rock band Imagine Dragons picked up.

Lorde walked away from the Grammy Awards In January with two wins: song of the year and best pop solo performance.

The Billboard Awards, to be held in Las Vegas on May 18, are one of music's top awards ceremonies and are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other online destinations.

Lorde broke through in the US last year with her No 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, Royals, and debut album, Pure Heroine.

The teenager will compete with Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Perry and Rihanna for top female artist. Royals is up for top radio, digital, streaming and rock song.

Lorde's other categories include new artist, top rock artist, top rock album, top Hot 100 artist, top digital songs artist, top radio songs artist and top Hot 100 song.

Following Lorde and Imagine Dragons' 12 nominations are Timberlake, Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with 11, 10 and eight respectively.

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