Lorde

Lorde

Biography

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'.

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

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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David Bowie Named Lorde The 'Future Of Music'


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David Bowie had plenty of opinions about modern pop music, not least that he had the deepest respect for 'Royals' hitmaker Lorde who performed a tribute to him at the 2016 Brit Awards; in fact, he thought she was 'the future' according to his longtime pianist Mike Garson.

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The feminist singer has become somewhat of a role model for young women everywhere, though her powerful image and unique vocals haven't gone unnoticed from the older generation. During a live conversation with fans on his Periscope Q&A session, Mike Garson revealed that David Bowie was a huge fan of Lorde.

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Lorde - Brit Awards Show at the 02 Arena in London. at 02 Arena, Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th February 2016

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Lorde, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, Diplo , Thomas Wesley Pentz - Celebrities attend a party at Tape nightclub in Mayfair, following the Brit Awards at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th February 2016

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David Bowie's Son Praises Brit Awards Tribute


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David Bowie’s son has praised the Brit Awards tribute to his father’s influence carried out by Gary Oldman and Lorde last night.

The 2016 Brit Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night, saw the late pop legend honoured with a Brits Icon Award presented by Oldman, followed by a performance of ‘Life On Mars?’ which saw Lorde supported by Bowie’s backing band. Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox presented the award near the end of the evening, which Bowie’s friend Oldman accepted on his behalf.

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Adele Sweeps Brit Awards With Four Victories


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Adele dominated at this year’s Brit Awards, taking home four of the biggest awards of the night in addition to her show-stopping performance of new single ‘When We Were Young’ at the end of the evening.

The 27 year old Tottenham-born singer was named best British Female Solo Artist at the start of the ceremony, and her night only got better from that point onwards, as she also netted the Global Success Award, best British Single for ‘Hello’ and the evening’s most prestigious prize, best British Album for 25.

Adele’s acceptance speeches were among the viral moments of the evening, as she became increasingly lost for words as the evening went on. “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” she said, “I got really lost for a while and I didn't know if I'd ever come back. For you all to be so kind to me is so nice.”

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Kylie Jenner Goes Make-Up Free! (7 Other Celebs That Slay Without Paint)


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Yeah, headline news, right? But Kylie Jenner is well known for her unique make-up style and lately she's even been favouring wigs to complement it. This young starlet isn't just a picture of perfection with lipstick, however, she's proven that she can turn heads without the help of cosmetics.

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Blake Lively Wasn’t 'Throwing Shade' At Taylor Swift - She’s Actually 'Obsessed' With The ‘Bad Blood’ Singer


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Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.

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Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album


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Ryan Adams has plans to cover the whole of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. The 40-year-old singer announced the news on Wednesday (5th August) on Instagram and Twitter. Recording of the cover has already begun and Adams shared a series of short videos from his recording sessions with his followers on social media.

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Our 5 Favourite Feminists, In Honour Of Reese Witherspoon's #AskHerMore Campaign


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Reese Witherspoon took to the 2015 Oscars to promote a new feminist campaign #AskHerMore, a movement created to encourage reporters to put more career centric questions to female celebrities on the red carpet, rather than just asking about their designer gowns.

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Reese Witherspoon brings #AskHerMore campaign to the Oscars

We think we have a new favourite celebrity feminist. If it wasn't enough for Witherspoon to take on such an inspiring feminine role in her latest movie 'Wild'; a film based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a first time hiker who walked 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery; she is now encouraging other actresses and celebrities to want more from their public appearances. The star took to Instagram with a list of questions she hoped to hear as she appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars, including 'What's the biggest risk you've taken that you feel has paid off?' and 'What accomplishment are you most proud of?'. 

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Diplo Reignites Old Fires As DJ Talks Taylor Swift (And Her Fans) In GQ Interview


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Back in November Diplo, the music producer, DJ and rumoured boyfriend of Katy Perry, tweeted that Taylor Swift needed a kickstarter to help her get ‘a booty’. This distasteful bit of twitter attention seeking caused the singer’s BBF Lorde to retaliate ‘should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it’ and thus the great Diplo/Lorde/Taylor Swift feud was born. Or actually it wasn't, as nothing really happened after that. Until now that is, when Diplo decided to bring it all up again in an interview with GQ.

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Addressing Lorde’s tweet Diplo said it was, “funny, because me and Lorde, we're actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation.” Adding “I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big.”

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


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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.

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


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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 spot for the first time earlier this year with ‘Fancy’ and releasing her debut album, The New Classic.

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The 24 year old is nominated for artist of the year, new artist of the year, favourite female pop/rock artist, favourite rap/hip hop artist, favourite rap/hip hop album (for The New Classic) and single of the year for ‘Fancy’.

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Lorde

Date of birth

7th November, 1996

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.65




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