- Fri Feb 17, 2017, 6:37 AM GMT
The singer's recording label, Republic Records, seemingly hinted that Lorde's long-awaited sophomore album would be released next month.READ MORE
Amidst a world of calculating contest winners, manufactured show ponies and cheap knock offs - Lorde is a true original.
Born Ella Yelich-O'Connor on 7 November 1996 in Auckland's North Shore, Lorde listened to the likes Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths and Nick Drake, alongside soul artists such as Etta James and Otis Redding when she's growing up. With a mother who is a celebrated poet herself, she became quite familiar with the likes of T.S.Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allan Ginsberg, Raymond Carver and Sylvia Plath.
Lorde spent much of her early life working with Universal to develop her sound and artistic vision. She was spotted at the age of 12 by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan and later signed to Universal at the age of 13 and began working with songwriters at 14. "I started writing songs when I was 13 or 14 because I've always been a huge reader. My mum's a poet and we've always had so many books, and that's always been a big thing for me, arguably more so than music," she said.
Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry, Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX joined the New Zealand singer to raise awareness and money in support of homeless LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ equality.READ MORE
The 26-year-old singer threw 'the best birthday party ever' for the Kiwi star on Monday night at Carbone in New York City.READ MORE
The New Zealand-born singer shares a hilarious story of an Uber driver who didn't seem to know who she was, and instead freaked out over another famous face who had just been in the car.READ MORE
The 'Warcraft' director calls the tribute performance featuring Lorde, Bowie's band, Gary Oldman and Annie Lennox 'beautiful.'READ MORE
GaGa said she admired Kesha's bravery while Iggy Azalea criticized the judge's decision to keep the 'We R Who We R' singer within Dr. Luke's label.READ MORE