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Auckland, New Zealand (2012 – present)

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name “Lorde” (pronounced (/ˈlɔrd/) (IPA) or “lord” in standard English), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Awards winner. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, “Royals”, in June 2013. Her début album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013.

She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father, an Irish-New Zealander, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Sonja Yelich, a Croatian-New Zealander, is a prize-winning poet. She was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland.

At the age of 12, she was spotted by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan when he saw her singing in a video of a talent show at her school, Belmont Intermediate. Later, when Yelich-O’Connor was 13, Maclachlan signed her to Universal Music and, at the age of 14, she began working with their songwriters in 2012.

Officially released digitally in March 2013 and on CD in May 2013, The Love Club EP features five songs, including the number one hit “Royals”. On May 27 2013, “Royals” was covered on national television on the New Zealand version of The X Factor by all-girl group Gap 5, mentored by Melanie Blatt of the All Saints. “Royals” débuted as a single at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 on 15 March 2013 and remained in the top position for three weeks. In the U.S. it peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100 and number 1 on both the Alternative charts (making Lorde the first female artist since Tracy Bonham to reach the top) and number 1 on the Rock charts, making her the first female artist to top the charts as a lead singer.

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  • YUNGRAPUNXOTA

    It's hard to believe how good she is, given her age. Pure Heroine is only her first album and it feels like a masterpiece - the circular composition, the sonic feel, the lyrics - all perfect and form a beautiful record. I couldn't be more excited for her and I can't wait to see what her next record is going to sound like. [5]

    7 minutes ago Reply
  • danccartert

    @cor00na miga ngm aqui quer saber disso não [3]

    Yesterday 12:31am Reply
  • HelenHysterics

    Randy Marsh always lives in our hearts

    Yesterday 4:03pm Reply
  • renancama

    @cor00na miga ngm aqui quer saber disso não [2]

    Yesterday 9:46am Reply
  • leonardovonuck

    @cor00na miga ngm aqui quer saber disso não

    3 Mar 12:37am Reply
  • cor00na

    The deluxe version of Kelly Clarkson's "Piece by Piece" is already on Spotify! It's amazing!!!

    2 Mar 11:58am Reply
  • musicoveryou

    AMIGA cade os album novo

    28 Feb 5:48pm Reply
  • nicoomotion

    currently addicted to the love club ♥.

    28 Feb 1:56pm Reply
  • WitchUp

    Hurry up, baby! We need that new album!♥

    27 Feb 10:39pm Reply
  • Thrillgam

    Mesmo a Lorde sendo a melhor cantora do mundo, ninguém deve ser comparado a Jesus, ele é e sempre será único!

    27 Feb 9:40pm Reply
  • ShuriK_Minsk

    It's hard to believe how good she is, given her age. Pure Heroine is only her first album and it feels like a masterpiece - the circular composition, the sonic feel, the lyrics - all perfect and form a beautiful record. I couldn't be more excited for her and I can't wait to see what her next record is going to sound like. [5] I thought she would be another shit like Ladu Gaga or Lana Del Rey but this vocal is just magnificent

    26 Feb 9:11pm Reply
  • uptownfunking

    It's hard to believe how good she is, given her age. Pure Heroine is only her first album and it feels like a masterpiece - the circular composition, the sonic feel, the lyrics - all perfect and form a beautiful record. I couldn't be more excited for her and I can't wait to see what her next record is going to sound like. [4]

    26 Feb 4:27pm Reply
  • beyc4use

    Jesus é mulher e neozelandesa.

    24 Feb 10:50am Reply
  • unsaidethings

    what about a new album?

    24 Feb 2:16am Reply
  • rhuancesar_

    Team ❤

    23 Feb 10:17pm Reply
  • leonardovonuck

    mais uma bíblia gótica vindo aí

    23 Feb 7:36pm Reply
  • vitorsilighini

    Tá na hora de álbum novo Lorde

    23 Feb 1:03am Reply
  • AntoFeatVGTO

    she look like a fish, awsum

    21 Feb 1:03pm Reply
  • joaomarcosa_

    Pure Heroine é melhor debut album do seculo e tenho certeza que os próximos álbuns não vão ficar atrás e o mais impressionante disso tudo é a idade dessa mulher mds

    21 Feb 6:13am Reply
  • LucasAbraao

    ''lana del ray'' tá [2]

    20 Feb 10:31pm Reply
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