Artist Name: Lorde

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LordeElla Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name "Lorde" (pronounced (/ˈlɔrd/ (IPA), like "lord"), is a Grammy Award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter. 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.

Lorde 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.

On 8 May 2013, The Love Club EP débuted in the number 2 position on the album chart. In August 2013, Lorde became the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States since Tracy Bonham in 1996. Following the release of "Royals" in the United States in June 2013, 85,000 copies were sold during a single week in July. In a subsequent interview, Lorde stated, "I had a sneaking suspicion that it might do all right". In November 2013, her song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was included on the soundtrack of "the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" along with tracks from Coldplay, Sia, The Weeknd, Christina Aguilera, Of Monsters and Men, and Imagine Dragons among others.

The "Tennis Court" single was released in New Zealand on 8 June 2013. The "Tennis Court EP" was released digitally in the UK on 7 June (due to the timezone difference) and physically on 22 June. It was played during the BBC Sport coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles final. On 14 June 2013, Yelich-O'Connor's second single "Tennis Court" débuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 tracks of the New Zealand Top 40. Previously, Titanium held this record with three songs.

2014 - Major Awards continue
Lorde's success continued in 2014, picking up major awards at:
- the 56th Grammy Awards - "Song of The Year" for "Royals" and also "Best Pop Vocal Performance" (Los Angeles, January 2014).
- the BRIT Awards - International Female Solo Artist (London, February 2014).
- the inaugural iHeartRadio Awards - Best New Artist (Los Angeles, May 2014).

Top Track of Atist: Lorde

Royals - Lorde

Royals

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8,814,870
Team - Lorde

Team

575,940
5,839,265
Tennis Court - Lorde

Tennis Court

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4,925,811
Glory and Gore - Lorde

Glory and Gore

344,346
2,984,036
400 Lux - Lorde

400 Lux

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2,895,612
Buzzcut Season - Lorde

Buzzcut Season

332,634
3,300,365
Ribs - Lorde

Ribs

322,619
2,946,854
White Teeth Teens - Lorde

White Teeth Teens

271,698
2,103,644
A World Alone - Lorde

A World Alone

271,443
2,112,121
Still Sane - Lorde

Still Sane

256,727
1,833,144
Green Light - Lorde

Green Light

244,185
3,024,189
Bravado - Lorde

Bravado

221,372
1,599,486
The Love Club - Lorde

The Love Club

216,216
1,622,014
Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde

Yellow Flicker Beat

183,222
1,600,523
Million Dollar Bills - Lorde

Million Dollar Bills

178,742
1,166,033
Liability - Lorde

Liability

170,261
1,823,848
Biting Down - Lorde

Biting Down

163,578
922,774
Swingin Party - Lorde

Swingin Party

150,996
792,405
Perfect Places - Lorde

Perfect Places

147,402
1,779,194
Homemade Dynamite - Lorde

Homemade Dynamite

141,737
1,639,584
Sober - Lorde

Sober

136,229
1,582,578
The Louvre - Lorde

The Louvre

126,636
1,390,726
Supercut - Lorde

Supercut

121,282
1,216,007
Writer In the Dark - Lorde

Writer In the Dark

106,595
997,114
Sober II (Melodrama) - Lorde

Sober II (Melodrama)

103,537
1,024,470
Liability (Reprise) - Lorde

Liability (Reprise)

91,496
714,279
No Better - Lorde

No Better

40,574
387,415
Ladder Song - Lorde

Ladder Song

20,622
87,720
Mama Do - Lorde

Mama Do

5,587
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