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Singer-Songwriter; Best Known for "Royals," "Tennis Court" & "Team"

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Takapuna and raised in Devonport, Auckland, she became interested in performing as a child. In her early teens, she signed with Universal Music Group and was later paired with songwriter and record producer Joel Little. At the age of sixteen, she released her first extended play, The Love Club EP, reaching number two on the national record charts in both New Zealand and Australia.

"Royals" was serviced as Lorde's debut single in mid-2013, becoming an international crossover hit and made her the youngest solo artist to achieve a US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. Lorde's debut studio album Pure Heroine garnered positive reviews for her depiction of suburban adolescence; yielding the additional top-ten single "Team", it topped the national charts in New Zealand and Australia and reached number three on the US Billboard 200. The following year, Lorde curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1and provided its lead single, "Yellow Flicker Beat".

Lorde released her second studio album Melodrama after a three-year hiatus, launched with "Green Light" as its lead single. She served as executive producer alongside Jack Antonoff. The record dealt with themes of heartbreak and solitude.

Lorde's music consists of subgenres such as dream pop and indietronica. She has earned two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and ten New Zealand Music Awards. In 2013, she was named among Time's most influential teenagers in the world, and in the following year, she was part of Forbes's "30 Under 30" list.

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Meet Lorde, the Teen Pop Star With a No Selfies Policy - The Cut

Sixteen-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor, stage name Lorde, is already a big deal in New Zealand, where she was born, and which she's only left two times in her ...

Who Is Lorde? 16 Reasons She Could Be The Next Queen Of Pop

Lorde is certainly on track to be the next Queen of Pop. You may have already heard of the 16-year-old singer from New Zealand since along with a long list of ...

Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born).

Lorde: More 'Real' Than Bieber, Cooler Than You - Music, Celebrity ...

Lorde, a 16-year-old New Zealander, is set to blow up big-time when she hits the States this fall with her first LP.

Meet Lorde, the Teen Pop Star With a No Selfies Policy - The Cut

Sixteen-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor, stage name Lorde, is already a big deal in New Zealand, where she was born, and which she's only left two times in her ...

Sting And Lorde Sing Songs For Tibet

The Art Of Peace Foundation will celebrate the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday on July 6 with a new installment of “Songs For Tibet.”

Lorde's New Album 2016: 3 Things We Want to Hear | Billboard

Lorde has been hinting that her hotly anticipated sophomore album is coming soon. Here's what we hope to hear on the new record coming in 2016.

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