Lorde: 7 Facts About The Amazing 'Royals' Star
She's been remixed by The Weeknd and topped the US iTunes chart. Is Lorde about to take over the world?
1. 1) What Is Lorde's Real Name?
Lorde is actually called Ella Yelich-O'Connor and still goes by that name to all her school friends.
2. 2) How Old Is Lorde?
Despite her powerful voice, the rising talent is still in her teenage years - she's 16. She was born on 7th November 1996 in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
3. 3) Lorde's 'Royals' Ended A 17 Year Record On The Alternative Chart
The song 'Royals' made Lorde become the first lead solo female to crown Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart in more than 17 years when it was released in the US. 'Mother Mother' by Tracy Bonham was the last to do the same on 8th June 1996.
4. 4) Lorde Has Released An EP Called 'The Love Club' And Her Debut Album Is On Its Way
Back in 2012, the singer unveiled the critically acclaimed 'The Love Club' EP - which featured the single 'Royals'. Her debut album 'Pure Heroine' will be unveiled on 28th October.
5. 5) Lorde Was 12 When She Started To Attract Record Labels
Lorde attracted the attention of labels when she was just 12 years-old. A video of her singing in a talent show was spotted by an A&R man and she signed a development deal the following year.
6. 6) What Artists Does Lorde Love?
Lorde has spoken of her admiration for the likes of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and James Blake. Highlighting Frank, she said in an interview that he has a "really good mix of being in the mainstream and being just f****** cool."
7. 7) Lorde Outsold Miley Cyrus And Katy Perry On The US iTunes Chart
Lorde recently topped the US iTunes chart with 'Royals', which has now sold more than 1.3 million copies in America, beating the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Britney Spears.