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.



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Taylor Swift, "Stuck" On Stage, Laughs Off Incident & Continues Performing


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Taylor Swift kept calm despite being ‘stuck’, many feet above the floor, on a moveable prop. The 25-year-old ‘Bad Blood’ singer was performing on her 1989 tour in Washington D.C. on Monday (13th July) when a moveable platform she as standing on froze and she was left stranded in the air. The professional as always, Swift laughed the incident off and continued performing despite the unusual situation.

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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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Taylor Swift takes a hike with BFF Lorde

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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72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Lorde - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

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16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe afterparty

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

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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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The World Premiere of the Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1

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

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Mockingjay Premiere

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

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


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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 the Lorde was, in fact, 45-year-old geologist named Randy Marsh who also served as the father for the show's main character.

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Lorde has joined the ranks of many celebrities parodied by South Park

Lorde is the most recent of many celebrities to be parodied in 'South Park'. In the past, the show has included caricatures of Mel Gibson, James Cameron, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson taking on stupid and often offensive roles. One example is the episode 'Trapped in the Closet', in which Tom Cruise hides in a closet and refuses to leave for the entire episode.

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


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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 the BBC, the video has been causing us to pause and rewind all day as we clock another famous face. So who all did we catch in the 'God Only Knows’ video?

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First a little background, the cover was put together to promote the launch of BBC Music, described by the corporation as “an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years.”

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


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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 their achievements over the past year.

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Nicki Minaj's dress caused some problems during her performance.

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


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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 Video Vanguard Award', also came with the most touching responses from the winners.

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Beyonce won the 'Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award', as well as 'Best Collaboration' with husband, Jay Z.

Miley Cyrus came away with the most obviously big award of the evening - the Video of the Year award. She won it for the song 'Wrecking Ball', beating Beyonce ft. Jay Z's 'Drunk In Love' and Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'. She then went on to give her acceptance speech to a young homeless man named Jesse. He delivered a heart-felt message about the troubles of homeless youths currently living in the US. 

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Lorde

Date of birth

7th November, 1996

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.65