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Errol's Pick

It's wild that a song that took a 16-year-old singer from New Zealand just half an hour to write has achieved immense global success. The song is "Royals", the singer is Lorde, and she is one of the most talked-about artists of 2013. She plays a sold out concert in Toronto on Sunday and our music columnist Errol Nazareth introduced us to her and played tracks from her just-released debut album, "Pure Heroine". The buzz around Lorde began after she released "Royals" late last year in her native New Zealand. A video for the song was posted online in the States in June and has over 15 million hits on YouTube. "Royals" also broke Alanis Morissette's record for the longest stay at the top of Billboard's Alternative chart by a female singer.

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