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Lorde's "Royals" tops the 4 million mark in digital sales this week. This makes Lorde, who turned 17 on Nov. 7, the youngest artist in digital history to land a 4-million-seller. Lorde seizes the title from Miley Cyrus, who was 17 (and seven months) when "Party In The U.S.A." topped the 4 million mark in June 2010.

"Royals" is the eighth song to top the 4 million sales mark in in 2013. This has been a record-setting year for 4-million-sellers. The old record was set in 2010, when five songs topped the 4 million mark.

Lorde's follow-up, "Team," jumps from #32 to #23 in its 12th week.

"The Monster" by Eminem featuring Rihanna tops the Hot 100 for the second week. It's #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the seventh week.

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"Say Something" by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera jumps from #8 to #4 in its sixth week (that's the shortest chart tenure of any song in this week's top 25). It's Aguilera's first top five hit since Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," on which she was featured, logged four weeks at #1 in late 2011. It's the first top five hit on which she has had lead billing since "Beautiful" reached #2 in early 2003.

Since The Voice debuted on NBC in April 2011, Aguilera has had three top 10 hits. By way of comparison, she had just two top 10 hits between 2004 and 2010.

"Say Something" returns to #1 on Hot Digital Songs for a second week. It also tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week.

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Imagine Dragons' "Demons" rebounds from #7 to #6 (which matches its highest ranking to date). Imagine Dragons are the only rock act to top the 2 million mark in digital sales with two or more songs in 2013. "Radioactive" has sold 5,318,000 copies in 2013. "Demons" has sold 2,065,000 this year.

Avicii’s "Wake Me Up!" drops from #6 to #8. It's #1 on Dance/Electronic Songs for the 15th week. Avicii's follow-up, "Hey Brother," jumps from #78 to #66 in its second week. And Aloe Blacc's "The Man" debuts at #85. Blacc had an uncredited featured role on "Wake Me Up!" "The Man" is from Blacc's EP, "Wake Me Up" (which features an acoustic version of the title song).

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One Direction's "Story Of My Life" re-enters the top 10 at #10. This is the song's third stint in the top 10, a sign that the ballad is spreading beyond the boy band's teen base. One Direction's previous top 10 hit, "Best Song Ever," re-enters the chart at #94.

Here's a recap of this week's top 10 songs.

The Top Five: "The Monster" by Eminem featuring Rihanna holds at #1 for the second week in its seventh week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (175K)… "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha holds at #2 for the second week in its 10th week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (187K)…OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" holds at #3 for the second week in its 26th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #4 (145K)… "Say Something" by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera jumps from #8 to #4 in its sixth week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (233K)…Lorde’s "Royals" dips from #4 to #5 in its 24th week on the chart. This is its 16th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (98K).

The Second Five: Imagine Dragons' "Demons" rebounds from #7 to #6 in its 34th week on the chart. This is its eighth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (90K)…Avicii’s "Wake Me Up!" dips from #6 to #7 in its 25th week on the chart. This is its 17th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #13 (68K)…Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" drops from #5 to #8 in its 17th week on the chart. This is its 14th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #19 (56K)…Passenger's "Let Her Go" holds #9 for the second week in its 20th week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (118K)…One Direction's "Story Of My Life" rebounds from #11 to #10 in its seventh week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (108K).

"Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake featuring Majid Jordan dips from #10 to #11, ending a 13-week run in the top 10.

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Ellie Goulding's "Burn" jumps from #16 to #13 in its 15th week. Digital sales rank: #9 (84K)…Here's a surprise: Katy Perry's "Unconditionally" dips from #14 (its peak to date) to #17 in its eighth week. Here's the second, more encouraging part of the story: Perry's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) leaps from #36 to #22 in its 13th week. The song has climbed as high as #17…Jason Derulo's "Marry Me" jumps from #33 to #26 in its 11th week…Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" dips from #28 to #29 in its ninth week. The song is #1 on Hot Country Songs for the third week.

American Authors' "The Best Day Of My Life" vaults from #64 to #35 in its fifth week…Parmalee's "Carolina" jumps from #43 to #36 in its 13th week…"Show Me" by Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown jumps from #48 to #39 in its sixth week.

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"Confident" by Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper is the week's top new entry at #41. It's from Bieber's compilation, "Journals," which is due Dec. 23. Digital sales rank: #10 (77K)…."Saturday" by Rebecca Black with Dave Days is the second-highest new entry at #55. This is a sequel to Black's trend-setting viral phenomenon "Friday," which reached #58 in April 2011…Jason Aldean's "When She Says Baby" jumps from #70 to #60 in its third week.

Tessanne Chin's version of Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water" debuts at #64. Chin is the Season 5 winner of "The Voice." Runner-up Jacquie Lee's version of Sarah McLachlan's 1999 smash "Angel" debuts at #87… Danielle Bradbery's "The Heart Of Dixie" re-enters the chart at #97. The song has climbed as high as #58. Bradbery was the Season 4 winner on "The Voice."

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Lea Michele's "Cannonball" debuts at #75. It's from the Glee star's debut album, "Louder," which is due Feb. 28…Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath The Tree" leaps from #92 to #80 in its second week. Clarkson's "Wrapped In Red" this week pulls ahead of The Robertsons' "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" as the best-selling holiday album so far this year… Scotty McCreery's "The Man" re-enters the chart at #86.

"My Story" by R. Kelly featuring 2 Chainz debuts #89. It's from "Black Panties," which enters The Billboard 200 at #4 this week…Childish Gambino's "V. 3005" debuts at #99. It's from his sophomore album, "Because The Internet," which enters The Billboard 200 at #7 this week.

Paramore's "Still Into You" tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. It's the band's sixth million-seller. It's best-seller is "Misery Business" (2,405,000).

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