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.
She performs the song with her pal Jack Antonoff.
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.
Lorde performs 'Liability' on Saturday Night Live
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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The second song from her new album 'Melodrama'.
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.
Lorde unveils emotional new song 'Liability'
'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'.
Continue reading: Prepare To Weep Over Lorde's Latest Song 'Liability'
She will also return with her second album 'Melodrama' this summer.
Three years after she released her last single, Lorde has returned with a brand new original tune entitled 'Green Light'. It's the first song from her long-anticipated second album, and explores what has been a whirlwind last couple of years for the superstar.
Lorde unveils new song 'Green Light'
Co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff, the song and much of the album was recorded at his home studio in Brooklyn. 'Green Light' is largely based on a relationship breakdown, but Lorde doesn't want people to think of it as a regular break-up song.
Continue reading: Lorde Is Finally Back With Her First Single In Three Years 'Green Light'
Lorde, Eminem and four other major artists who ought to be releasing new music in 2017.
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Lorde's new album will surely arrive in 2017
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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The birthday girl was made to feel super special this week.
Squad goals, indeed! Lorde received pretty much the best 20th birthday party ever when pal Taylor Swift decided to take it upon herself to organise it. In fact, we'd say this almost beats Kendall Jenner's 21st. Almost; I mean, we're still reeling from the fact a stranger gave Kendall a Rolls Royce.
Lorde turns 20 in style
The 'Team' singer turned 20 on Monday (November 7th 2016) and to celebrate, Taylor took her to Carbone (or ZZ's Clam Bar, reports are vague) in New York City to eat and party. Guests included the likes of Aziz Ansari, Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson, Jack Antonoff and Mae Whitman while celebrations included balloons, party hats, cake - the whole shebang.
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Annie Lennox, Gary Oldman and Lorde all paid tribute to the late icon in a special segment at the end of Wednesday night's Brit Awards.
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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Coldplay, Justin Bieber, One Direction and James Bay were the other big winners at the 2016 Brit Awards in London.
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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There's a lot more natural beauty out there than you think.
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 had to clarify some remarks she made about Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video.
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’.
Blake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015.
Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.
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.
Taylor Swift at the Brit Awards in 2015.
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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
Lorde - Various celebrities including actress Salma Hayek and pop star Lorde were photographed as they attended the 16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe after party in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015
Lorde - Shots from the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the latest film in the Hunger Games series the 'Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1' The premiere was held at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th November 2014
Date of birth
7th November, 1996