1. "Royals," by 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde, is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. "Royals" is about rejecting the ostentatious displays of materialism that dominate much of popular music and finding happiness in everyday teenage life. "As one of the few teenage voices in music that isn't like... Justin Bieber, I didn't want to glorify that perspective," Lorde told The Huffington Post in July. "This is just what it is and if this is you, too, then cool."
3. Samsung just used "Royals" in an ad called "The Developer" featuring the $300 Galaxy Note 3 and $300 Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
4. The ad features street urchins singing "Royals" while spying on soccer superstar Lionel Messi,...