1996: Singer-songwriter Lorde is born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Her debut single, "Royals," topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 2013, making her, at 16 years old, the youngest solo artist to achieve a U.S. No. 1 single since Tiffany's "I Think We're Alone Now" in 1987. Lorde released her debut studio album, "Pure Heroine," in September 2013, with the album peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.