Lorde (New Zealand singer-songwriter)

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Legal name: Ella Yelich O’Connor


Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), better known by her stage name Lorde (pronounced "lord"), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Born in Takapuna and raised in Devonport, Auckland, she became interested in performing as a child. In her early teens, she signed with Universal Music Group and was later paired with the songwriter and record producer Joel Little, who has co-written and produced most of Lorde's works. Her first major release, The Love Club EP, was commercially released in March 2013. The EP reached number two on the national record charts of New Zealand and Australia.

In mid-2013, Lorde released her debut single "Royals". It became an international crossover hit and made Lorde the youngest solo artist (and the only New Zealander) to achieve a US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. In late 2013, she released her debut studio album, Pure Heroine. The record topped the charts of New Zealand and Australia and reached number three on the US Billboard 200. Its following singles include "Tennis Court", "Team", "No Better" and "Glory and Gore". In 2014, Lorde released "Yellow Flicker Beat" as a single from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Lorde's music consists of subgenres such as dream pop and indietronica. She has earned two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and ten New Zealand Music Awards. In 2013, she was named among Time's most influential teenagers in the world, and in the following year, she was in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Pure Heroine Lorde 5 10


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Tennis Court Lorde 5 1
2013 Royals Lorde 5 2
2013 Team Lorde 1
2013 No Better Lorde 1
2015 Magnets Disclosure feat. Lorde 3

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Royals / White Noise (live from the BRITs) Disclosure & Lorde feat. AlunaGeorge 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Royals (You Can Call Me Queen remix) Lorde 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Yellow Flicker Beat Lorde 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 The Love Club EP Lorde 5
2013 Tennis Court EP Lorde 2

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Live in Concert Lorde 1

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