New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her long awaited sophomore album Melodrama on June 17 and it's even better than how she describes. The album is littered with deeply personal tunes like "Writer in the Dark" and "Sober" while retaining her awkward appeal that captured the hearts of music lovers four years ago. With the tracking week coming to an end on June 22, Lorde is looking to earn her first No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums.
Melodrama is expected to open at around 90,000 total units which combines sales, streaming data and individual track downloads. The latest numbers will be reflected on next week's chart update which takes place on June 27. Lorde's debut album Pure Heroine which also was released as an "extended edition" in 2013 opened at No. 3 on the chart with 129,000 copies sold. At that time, only sales accounted for the rankings on the Top 200 and has since been changed to reflect the ever changing landscape of music consumption.
Lorde has been out on the trail promoting her latest record. She's recently appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to perform "Perfect Places," a song from the album she released on the heels of Melodrama dropping. She also performed a medley of lead single "Green Light" along with "Places" at the iHeartRADIO MMVAs closing the show on June 18.
Watch Lorde talk about her piano ballad "Liability" to "60 Minutes" below: