Ella Marija Lani Yelich-Oâ€™Connor is known by the name of Lorde on stage. This singer and songwriter is from New Zealand, but she is a sensation around the globe. She was born November 7th, 1996. As a child, she was in acting and drama classes as well as music lessons. She released her first album in 2012. She became the first artist from New Zealand to have a #1 song in the USA for 2013.
She is one of the few musicians out there that doesnâ€™t play any instrument. She really has no desire to, and she says it allows her to focus on only her voice. Her song Royals made her the first female solo act to top the charts since 1996.
According to Lorde, Kenye West is one of the key influences over her career. As a tribute, she often sings his song Hold my Liquor while on tour. She said when they met at a show, he told her he was a fan and that make her feel like she could really do well as an artist. She is also a huge fan of the style of Nicki Minaj.
She hasnâ€™t graduated high school yet, and has about a year left. She doesnâ€™t have any plans at the moment to make it happen. She is content and says that one day she will finish high school and go to college. She is very intelligent, and even helped her mother write her thesis for graduate school. While Lordeâ€™s loves singing, she doesnâ€™t like interviews and she doesnâ€™t like photo sessions. She would prefer to use that time to practice singing or to improve her songwriting.
The future looks very bright for Lorde. She has already won a Grammy for Song of the Year. She has been nominated for a total of 4 Grammyâ€™s so far in her career. During the Wimbledon 2013 Championships, her song Tennis Court was played. In 2014, she sang All Apologies with the remaining members of Nirvana as they were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
She has also performed a cover of the 80s hit Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. The band is very happy with her version of it and approve of her singing it. She has confirmed she is in a relationship with photographer James Lowe from New Zealand. However, she doesnâ€™t have a desire to disclose anything more about their relationship.
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