Lorde

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Lorde (born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor 07.11.96)

Lorde is a New Zealand singer/songwriter best known for her 2013 debut single, 'Royals'.

Lorde: Net Worth

In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Lorde had a net worth of 2 million USD.

Lorde: Childhood

Lorde was born in Takapuna, New Zealand, to Vic O'Connor and Sonja Yelich. She was raised in the suburb of Devonport, along with her two sisters and brother. She attended a drama group from the age of five, which inspired a love of acting and singing, and later studied at Belmont Intermediate School. In 2009, she appeared on the New Zealand radio show, 'Jim Mora's Afternoons', along with her band mate, Louis McDonald and the two performed to cover songs. When Lorde won the school talent contest in that same year, McDonald's father sent a recording of Lorde to Universal Music Group, and she was soon signed to the record label.

Lorde: Career

Lorde worked with songwriter Joel Little through 2011 to record five tracks for The Love Club EP, which Lorde released as a free download via Soundcloud. The EP was downloaded 60,000 times, so Universal Music Group decided to release it commercially, whereupon it peaked at number two on the New Zealand and Australia record charts.

In June, 2013, Lorde released her debut single, 'Royals', originally the second track on the EP. The single stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list for nine weeks. Lorde, therefore, became the youngest artist to have a number one single in the US. She then released her debut studio album, 'Pure Heroine', in September 2013, which peaked at number three on Billboard's 200 list, as well as number one on charts for Canada, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.

In November, 2013, Sony Music Publishing offered Lorde a publishing deal that allows them to use her songs recorded for Universal Music Group. This led to her cover of Tears for Fears' song, 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' being used in the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. In December, Lorde began working on the material for her second album.

Lorde: Personal Life

Lorde chose her stage name, due to a fascination with "royals and aristocracy", and decided to add an 'e' to the title 'Lord', in order to make the name sound more feminine. She is a staunch feminist, and has spoken out against the exploitive costumes of female performers, as well as people like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their fanning of these stereotypes.
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Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat (2014 American Music Awards)

25th November 2014 -

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Lorde performs her newest single 'Yellow Flicker Beat', from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1' soundtrack, live at the 2014 American Music Awards. The track was produced by Paul Epworth and released in September 2014....

Celebrities BUTT In With Their Opinions On Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine Cover

13th November 2014 -

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Kim Kardashian appeared on the cover of Paper magazine in a photograph which has certainly got everyone talking including the likes of Chelsea Handler, Naya Rivera and Lorde. #BreakTheInternet Una foto publicada...

Lorde - Flicker (Kanye West Rework) From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Audio)

11th November 2014 -

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After Lorde was given the task of compiling the music for 'The Hunger Games - Mockingjay: Part 1', she released the Kanye West remix of her song 'Yellow Flicker Beat' released on 29th September, 2014,...

The Chemical Brothers Ft. Lorde & Miguel - This Is Not A Game (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. / Audio)

5th November 2014 -

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The Chemical Brothers release an audio for their track 'This Is Not A Game', which features on the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'. The full soundtrack album will be released on November...

How ‘Fancy’! Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations With Six Nods

14th October 2014 -

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Iggy Azalea is leading the pack at this year’s American Music Awards, amassing six nominations including one for ‘artist of the year’. The Australian rapper has had quite the 2014, hitting the Billboard number one...

Lorde: 'Take That Haters; I Got A 'South Park' Episode'

10th October 2014 -

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In a recent episode of the outrageous television series 'South Park', the creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone turned their sights on the 17-year-old New Zealand singer, Lorde. During a two-episode arc, it was revealed...

So Have You Spotted All The Stars In The BBC’s ‘God Only Knows’ Video?

8th October 2014 -

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Last night, (October 7th) the BBC gave us a special treat, premiering the video for ‘God Only Knows’, their star studded cover of the Beach Boys’ timeless classic. Featuring over 30 stars from music and...

Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1) Audio

29th September 2014 -

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Lorde has contributed her new song, 'Yellow Flicker Beat' to the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1'. The track is her first official release since her debut studio album, 'Pure Heroine' which was...

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]

26th August 2014 -

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate...

Results For MTV VMAs See Miley Cyrus And Beyonce As The Primary Winners

25th August 2014 -

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The results for MTV's Video Music Awards are in, with a mixture of the surprising and the obvious. Perhaps the two most important awards of the night, 'Video of the Year' and the 'Michael Jackson...

This Is Not A Drill. Lorde Is Curating The Soundtrack To "Mockingjay - Part I"

1st August 2014 -

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Ella Yelich-O’Connor, whom you may know better as Lorde, is 17 years old, an outspoken feminist and took the music industry by storm in 2013. It’s hard to think of anyone better suited to curate...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

31st July 2014 -

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More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent announcement that pop sensation Lorde will be providing the lead single for the new soundtrack, it’s now been revealed that she will...

Lorde's Parents Are Finally Engaged After 30 Year Relationship

18th June 2014 -

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The parents of New Zealand's teenage star, Lorde, are finally engaged.Only one year after the 17 year-old star bust onto the music scene with the chart-topping hit 'Royals,' their family is celebrating again.After being together...

Lorde Identifies "Stalking" Photographer On Twitter

6th May 2014 -

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Lorde isn't a fan of the paparazzi.The 17 year-old songstress took to social media to accuse a photographer of stalking her.Lorde, who is the first New Zealand solo act to have a No.1 single in...

Lily Allen Unleashes "Sheezus" Music Video, And A Wave Of Confusion On The World

23rd April 2014 -

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Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway. In her new single and video, Sheezus, she name checks everyone from Lorde to Beyonce and even...

Chest Infection Forces Lorde to Cancel Entire Australian Tour

23rd April 2014 -

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Teenage phenomenon and Royals hitmaker Lorde has been forced to cancel her scheduled tour of Australia after suffering a chest infection. The singer will return to New Zealand for "immediate rest and recuperation in order...

Eminem And Pearl Jam Among Headliners For Austin City Limits Music Festival

22nd April 2014 -

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Eminem and Pearl Jam are just two of the big name acts chosen to headline the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hosted in Austin, Texas, the three date event is scheduled to take place...

The Many Celebrity BFFs of Taylor Swift

18th April 2014 -

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Taylor Swift is like the girl at high school who knows absolutely everybody, but you're not quite sure how. She seems to move just as easily from friendship group to friendship group just as...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

17th April 2014 -

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Lorde burst onto the world's music scene last summer with her smash hit 'Royals.'But when the New Zealand native was writing the No.1 track, she wasn't thinking about certain individuals' bloodlines like England's Prince William...

A Week In News: Peaches Passes, 'Captain America' Crushes Competition, Rockers Roll Into The History Books

11th April 2014 -

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"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home on Monday with her baby son playing nearby....

Emma Watson, Lorde, Lena Dunham: The New Young Female Role Models

4th April 2014 -

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Female celebrities can’t escape the title of ‘feminist’ or ‘role model’ these days, but it is a fact that they have a lot of influence. Whether they notice it or not, young women absorb the...

Lorde, Brad Pitt and Other Celebrities Who Say No To Photoshop

3rd April 2014 -

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One of the reasons that we love Lorde so much is that she defies the usual standards of celebrity. The 17 year old has previously posted photos of herself on her Instagram account with a...

Lorde Calls Out Airbrushing On Her Own Photo: "Remember Flaws Are Ok"

1st April 2014 -

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Today, Lorde has tried to prove to her fans that Photoshop perfection is not something to aspire to and that "flaws are ok" in selfies and photos. To illustrate her point, the singer posted two...

Lorde: Fashion's New Royalty?

13th March 2014 -

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In the past few months our ears and eyes haven’t been able to escape 17 year old New Zealand singer Lorde, the ‘Royals’ songstress is everywhere and picking up her fair share of awards along...

The Full List of Taylor Swift's Instagram BFFs, Including Karlie Kloss

7th March 2014 -

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Taylor Swift and model Karlie Kloss went on a road trip together, how do we know this? Through looking at Taylor’s Instagram page, of course! Ms Swift’s Instagram is fast become the most star studded...

Lorde's Debut Album `Pure Heroine' Reaches Over A Million Copies Sold

2nd March 2014 -

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Lorde has officially become the first music entertainer to have a debut album reach more than a million in sells since October. The singer is also the first woman to reach over a million copies...

Coachella Festival 2014: Your Guide To This Year's Lineup

24th February 2014 -

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The Coachella festival always manages to bring out the big names for its annual two weekend spectacular in April. This year, organizers have outdone themselves with a feast of big name acts that will take...

Lorde: What You Need to Know About The 'Royals' Singer

20th February 2014 -

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There’s been a ton of buzz around New Zealand singer and songwriter, Lorde, since her first EP The Love Club came out in November 2012. The first single off the EP, Royals, made it to...

Beyonce Confirmed For BRIT Awards Surprise, Performing New Live Track

19th February 2014 -

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Beyoncé is to perform during tonight's BRIT Awards ceremony in London, according to the award show's host, James Corden. The R&B singer has been announced as the evening's surprise act after a week of rumours....

Tonight's BRIT Awards Preview: Who's Performing, Who's Up For A Prize?

19th February 2014 -

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All set for the BRIT Awards this evening? Indeed, Britain's biggest night of music awards will take place today and we're feeling pretty excited for the ceremony, which is set to be as spectacular as...

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