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Lorde

About

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde ( LORD), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage name, she is known for her unconventional musical styles and introspective songwriting.

Lorde expressed interest in performing at local venues in her early teens. She signed with Universal Music Group (UMG) in 2009 and collaborated with producer Joel Little in 2011 to start recording music. Their first effort, an extended play (EP) titled The Love Club, was self-released in 2012 for free download on SoundCloud before UMG's commercial release in 2013. The EP's international chart-topping single "Royals" helped raise Lorde to prominence. Her debut studio album Pure Heroine was released that same year to critical and commercial success. The following year, Lorde curated the soundtrack for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded several tracks, including the single "Yellow Flicker Beat".

Lorde's second studio album Melodrama (2017) received widespread critical acclaim and debuted atop the US Billboard 200. For her third studio album, Solar Power (2021), she ventured into indie folk and psychedelic styles. The album reached number one in Australia and New Zealand and charted inside the top-10 in numerous countries, although it polarised music critics and fans alike.

Lorde's accolades include two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, and a Golden Globe nomination. She appeared in Time's list of the most influential teenagers in 2013 and 2014, and the 2014 edition of Forbes 30 Under 30. In addition to her solo work, she has co-written songs for other artists, including Broods and Bleachers. As of June 2017, Lorde has sold over five million albums worldwide.

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October 29, 2022

Lorde’s sister Indy Yelich shares new single ‘Killer’

"This song to me is about embracing being your own worst enemy, embracing the anxiety" The post Lorde’s sister Indy Yelich shares new single ‘Killer’ appeared first on NME.

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October 4, 2022

Lorde says she was told off for breaking local body election rules on Instagram

"The post still applies...get out there" The post Lorde says she was told off for breaking local body election rules on Instagram appeared first on NME.

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October 3, 2022

Babyface on the Music That Made Him

The incomparable R&B producer details the artists and songs of his life, from a velvety classic by Al B. Sure! to Lorde’s cultural breakthrough, five years at a time.

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September 19, 2022

2022 Life Is Beautiful: Gorillaz, Lorde & More Best Moments From Day 2

The second day of the Las Vegas festival featured electrifying performances from Gorillaz, Lorde, Coi Leray and more.

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September 18, 2022

Life Is Beautiful Day Two: Gorillaz Go Ape Sh*t, Lorde Shimmers

Alessia Cara, Isaiah Rashad, Slowthai, Coi Leray and more wow the crowd on second day of Vegas fest

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September 17, 2022

Lorde Hints at New Music During Primavera Sound in L.A.: ‘You’ll Know Sometime Soon’

The alt-pop pioneer's last album, 'Solar Power,' arrived in 2021.

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September 17, 2022

Lorde teases next album during Primavera Sound Los Angeles gig: “You’ll know sometime soon”

It comes after the singer recently said she was “getting nearer” to writing nothing but “bangers” again The post Lorde teases next album during Primavera Sound Los Angeles gig: “You’ll know sometime soon” appeared first on NME.

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September 15, 2022

Lorde’s sister Indy Yelich releases debut single ‘Threads’

“I've always had a very distinct voice but now, at 23, I finally feel I know exactly what I’m trying to say” The post Lorde’s sister Indy Yelich releases debut single ‘Threads’ appeared first on NME.

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September 14, 2022

Lorde’s younger sister Indy Yelich to release debut single ‘Threads’ tomorrow

"I've lived with this song on the subway, driving around blasting it in friends cars for a second now" The post Lorde’s younger sister Indy Yelich to release debut single ‘Threads’ tomorrow appeared first on NME.

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September 5, 2022

Lorde, Six60 Lead Inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards

Lorde landed he global award, beating out a shortlist that included Benee, Six60, L.A.B, Broods and ARIA Hall of Famers Crowded House.

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August 31, 2022

Lorde says she’s “happy to be a D.C. meme” after swimming in Washington’s Potomac River

Public swimming in the Potomac has been banned in Washington D.C. since 1971 due to various water issues The post Lorde says she’s “happy to be a D.C. meme” after swimming in Washington’s Potomac River appeared first on NME.

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August 22, 2022

Lorde has “kept working” since her ‘Solar Power’ tour ended

Earlier this summer, the singer told fans she was "getting nearer" to writing energetic pop songs again The post Lorde has “kept working” since her ‘Solar Power’ tour ended appeared first on NME.

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August 20, 2022

Watch Lorde’s serene music video for ‘Oceanic Feeling’

She said it's the last of her 'Solar Power' music videos The post Watch Lorde’s serene music video for ‘Oceanic Feeling’ appeared first on NME.

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August 19, 2022

Lorde Drops ‘Oceanic Feeling’ Music Video for ‘Solar Power’ Anniversary

"Who you see in this video is who I truly am, or who I want to be," the pop star explained.

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August 19, 2022

Lorde Finally Leaves the Beach in New ‘Oceanic Feeling’ Video

The singer-songwriter hops on a boat and rows away from the shore in the new visual for the Solar Power closer

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August 19, 2022

Lorde Releases New “Oceanic Feeling” Video

The latest beachside Solar Power visual

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July 17, 2022

Lorde opens up about desire to play with gender and beauty conventions

“If I’m not careful I’m just gonna end up striving for conventional (albeit alternative/chic) hotness until I die” The post Lorde opens up about desire to play with gender and beauty conventions appeared first on NME.

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July 12, 2022

Lorde, Benee and More Shortlisted for Inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards

Lorde is up for the Rolling Stone Global Award, an a-list category that also features global exports Benee, Six60, L.A.B, Crowded House and Broods.

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June 30, 2022

Watch Lorde and Marlon Williams perform Māori version of ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’

The collaboration took place on stage in London this week The post Watch Lorde and Marlon Williams perform Māori version of ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’ appeared first on NME.

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June 28, 2022

Lorde Debuts New Blonde Hair During Glastonbury Set

The Kiwi singer also offered her female fans advice during the performance in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

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June 27, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, Phoebe Bridgers, Lorde, More Protest Roe v. Wade Reversal at Shows

“Fuck the Supreme Court” was a prevailing sentiment over the weekend

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June 27, 2022

Lorde Declares ‘F–k the Supreme Court’ During Glastonbury Performance After Roe v. Wade Ruling

"Wanna hear a secret, girls? Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born," she told her audience.

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June 26, 2022

Lorde brings out Arlo Parks and Clairo for ’Stoned At The Nail Salon’ at Glastonbury 2022

The singer also spoke out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade The post Lorde brings out Arlo Parks and Clairo for ’Stoned At The Nail Salon’ at Glastonbury 2022 appeared first on NME.

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June 26, 2022

Lorde gives impassioned speech about Roe v. Wade at Glastonbury 2022

“Your bodies were destined to be controlled and objectified since before you were born” The post Lorde gives impassioned speech about Roe v. Wade at Glastonbury 2022 appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Lorde Celebrates the Solstice with ‘The Path’ Music Video

"I can honestly say it has been the year with the highest highs and lowest lows I think I’ve ever experienced," singer said in a statement accompanying the video

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June 22, 2022

Lorde Shares New Video for “The Path”: Watch

The latest visual from Solar Power

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June 21, 2022

Lorde Celebrates Summer Solstice With ‘The Path’ Music Video: Watch

The visual follows chapters for 'Solar Power' cuts "Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)," "Leader of a New Regime" and "Fallen Fruit."

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June 21, 2022

Lorde reflects on reaction to ’Solar Power’: “It was really confounding and at times painful”

The star has also shared a new video for 'The Path' The post Lorde reflects on reaction to ’Solar Power’: “It was really confounding and at times painful” appeared first on NME.

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June 11, 2022

Watch Lorde cover Bananarama’s ‘Cruel Summer’ at Primavera Sound 2022

The Kiwi singer has long been known to indulge in cover songs The post Watch Lorde cover Bananarama’s ‘Cruel Summer’ at Primavera Sound 2022 appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Solar Power (Deluxe Edition)

November 5, 2021

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Te Ao Mārama

September 9, 2021

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Solar Power

August 20, 2021

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Supercut (El-P Remix)

March 9, 2018

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Homemade Dynamite (Feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) [REMIX]

September 14, 2017

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Melodrama

June 16, 2017

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Green Light (Chromeo Remix)

May 19, 2017

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Flicker (Kanye West Rework) [From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1]

November 11, 2014

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Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)

September 30, 2014

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No Better

December 13, 2013

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Pure Heroine

September 27, 2013

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The Love Club EP

March 8, 2013

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Bravado (Fffrrannno Remix)

March 8, 2013

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Live In Concert

January 1, 2013

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Tennis Court

January 1, 2013

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