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

Lorde's Gift To Fans


Lorde is treating fans to free tickets and secret gift packages during her homecoming tour of New Zealand.

The 'Royal' singer celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday (07.11.17) and she marked the happy occasion by giving a present to her fans in the form of tickets to her Dunedin concert and even a piece of personalised merchandise.

Tweeting a picture of a 'New York Times: Page One' book on a shelf in a local library, she said: ''DUNEDIN: left a little package in the city library behind this book. see you tonight. (sic). ''

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Lorde Knows Why People Were Uncomfortable With Her Wild Dancing At 2017 MTV VMAs


Lorde has finally opened up about the criticism she received following her non-singing all-dancing performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards last month. She thinks people were uncomfortable with the show because she looked like she was enjoying herself too much.

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The 20-year-old popstar has never exactly been known for being conventional, but she took her performance art a step further by doing a dance routine to her song 'Homemade Dynamite' at the MTV VMAs on August 27th rather than singing it live. She was struggling with the flu at the time, so the audience at The Forum in California were lucky she even made it out onto the stage.

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Lorde at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) held at the Forum in Inglewood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 27th August 2017


Lorde performs on the third day at Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Worthy Farm, Mendip, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd June 2017


Lorde Apologises For Taylor Swift 'Autoimmune Disease' Comment

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Lorde has apologised after comparing being friends with fellow pop star Taylor Swift as like being around someone with an autoimmune disease.

The 20 year old New Zealand-born singer, who has just released her second album Melodrama, made the rather strange remark in a profile interview with The Guardian at the weekend. Quickly, she received a backlash from Swift’s fanbase who criticised her for the comments that Lorde now admits were “insensitive” – but she said that she hadn’t been addressing Swift directly.

“It's like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she had told the British newspaper in an article published on Saturday (June 17th).

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Jack Antonoff Hears A 'female Voice' When He Writes Music

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Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.

The 33-year-old singer and songwriter - who is currently dating Lena Dunham - has admitted whenever he sits down to pen a anew track he will hear women play back the song in his head,.

The Bleachers frontman told the Metro newspaper: ''I grew up with only sisters and wen i write, I very much hear things in a female voice. Not to generalise but females are more honest and transparent. There's just a connection there.''

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Gorillaz, Lorde And Other Huge Albums We're Looking Forward To This Summer

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As March progressed and the sun began to come out a little bit, it was hard not to get the feeling that 2017 had finally begun to actually happen after the cold winter months. So it was for music fans, who were treated to a lot of great news about new music from some of the biggest bands in the industry, both in Britain and internationally.

We’ve detailed six of the biggest – and, hopefully, best – new albums to look out for in the coming few months!

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Katy Perry And Biffy Clyro Among First Tranche Of Acts Confirmed For Glastonbury 2017

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Glastonbury Festival has announced the first tranche of artists to be playing at Worthy Farm this year, confirming 83 acts in addition to the three main headliners of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

Among the dozens of confirmed acts announced on Thursday (March 30th) are some surprisingly massive names, not least in the shape of pop royalty Katy Perry and Scottish rock titans Biffy Clyro who could expect to headline virtually any other festival in the world.

A large number of music veterans and heroes of yesteryear are also scheduled to make appearances. Former Bee Gee Barry Gibb is set to take the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legend’ slot, filled by Madness, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton in the previous three editions of Glastonbury.

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Lorde Affects A Miss Havisham Guise For 'Liability' On SNL

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Lorde came over all Miss Havisham in her performance for her latest song 'Liability' on 'Saturday Night Live'. The singer is promoting her forthcoming second album 'Melodrama', which is set for release this summer, and gave two live performances on TV over the weekend.

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During her performance, she sat back to back with her collaborator Jack Antonoff who was on piano, and she was dressed in a loose white ensemble of a shirt and pants with a ragged looking veil pulled up over her head. She reminded one of the jilted bride Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' as she grimaced her way through the lyrics about eternal loneliness.

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Prepare To Weep Over Lorde's Latest Song 'Liability'


Lorde has followed up her first single in three years 'Green Light' with another, more sombre song entitled 'Liability'. It's a heartbreaking little number and another look at the overall tone of her forthcoming second studio album 'Melodrama' which is out this summer. 

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'Liability' is a stark contrast to what Lorde's used to, not least to its counter-part 'Green Light'. But that's what makes the prospect of 'Melodrama' so exciting. Produced by Jack Antonoff and Frank Dukes, Lorde has been writing songs with both Antonoff and Joel Little for this forthcoming follow-up to her hit debut 'Pure Heroine'.

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Lorde at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, California, United States - Saturday 11th February 2017


New Albums To Look Forward To In 2017

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Every new year brings speculation as to which musical legends might be returning, and which pop heavyweights are due to release a new record. Here are six significant artists who are definitely, or widely expected to be, releasing new music in 2017.

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It feels like forever since Lorde broke through into the mainstream at the precociously young age of 16. Indeed, the release of her signature song ‘Royals’ is approaching its fourth anniversary. In the meantime, she's provided the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and performed a David Bowie tribute at the Brit Awards.

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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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Taylor Swift and Lorde - Shots of Bff's Taylor Swift and Lorde as they went for a hike in Beverly Hills. The singers had a girly chat through the trails and were followed closely by their bodyguards. Lorde appeared to be wearing a ring on her ring finger in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015

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Taylor Swift and Lorde
Taylor Swift and Lorde
Taylor Swift and Lorde
Taylor Swift and Lorde
Taylor Swift and Lorde


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7th November, 1996








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