Lorde

Lorde

16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O'Connor) released her first EP, The Love Club EP, with no marketing or publicity—and saw it shoot to No. 1 on the New Zealand album chart, while her track ‘Royals’ occupied the top spot on the singles chart. ‘Royals’ has already sold upwards of 1 million copies in the U.S. and gotten plenty of buzz—Selena Gomez even covered it in concert! The daughter of a celebrated poet, Lorde was raised on a nutritious musical diet spanning from Neil Young to The Smiths to Etta James, and went on to discover an equally eclectic range of ...

Lorde Music Videos

From The Hunger Games: Mocking

Heroine

Lorde Shows and Performances

Lorde flexes her vocal prowess on the Grammys' stage.

The "Royals" singer Lorde talks about her wild hair and how she maintains her glorious, curly mane.

As Lorde visits the U.S. for the first time, MTV News eats pizza, talks pop with the 16-year-old sensation.

Lorde News

Updated November 27, 2014
Lorde might be one of the biggest stars in the pop music world today — I mean, David Bowie thinks she’s the future — ...
OK, everyone can relax now: Lorde and Diplo are on good terms. The music producer/DJ extended an olive branch when ...
Diplo may be a grown man with a brand new baby, but that didn’t stop the 36-year-old producer from going back to high ...
Lorde is coming to bestie Taylor Swift’s rescue after Diplo led the movement Wednesday night to raise money to “Get ...
Lorde may never be royal, but she is the de facto goddess of Twitter. From hitting up her fans (at a near constant ...
Lorde isn’t one to do things plainly — so when we finally heard her soundtrack song for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – ...
Lorde is continuing her Instagram quest of teasing her new song by posting glimpses of the lyrics. The upcoming single ...
“I don’t think there’s a time in your life when you’re more intelligent or interesting,” reads the Lorde quote on the ...
So, Lorde has basically won all of the awards now — most recently snapping up the VMA for Best Rock Video. In the wake ...
When the news broke that Lorde was going to curate the soundtrack for the first installment of the Hunger Games ...
As if “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ wasn’t already the most-anticipated movie of 2014, it has now been ...
Lorde may have never seen a diamond in the flesh, but on Wednesday (April 16), she finally got to meet her "Royals" ...
Oh, Taylor, you should have known that Lorde was trouble when she walked in — her Black Death fingers were a dead ...
When Bruce Springsteen opened his Auckland, New Zealand, show last weekend with a cover of Lorde's "Royals" it didn't ...
It looks like Taylor Swift and Lorde are on the fast track to becoming BFF's. The two pop stars were seen out-and-about ...
I knew Lorde would go dark for her performance during the 56th Grammy Awards, but I didn't know she'd go quite so black ...
So we've only seen the briefest glimpse of Lorde's cover story — and amazing cover! — for Rolling Stone, but from what ...
If you haven't heard, Lorde is 17, has big hair, and doesn't twerk like Miley Cyrus. At least, that's what every ...
"Royals" dropped for free via SoundCloud more than a year ago, but Lorde isn't going gently into this not-so-dark night ...
Some covers are just tired re-treads of a jam, and some take the original, rend it asunder, and reassemble it as ...

Full Biography

16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O'Connor) released her first EP, The Love Club EP, with no marketing or publicity—and saw it shoot to No. 1 on the New Zealand album chart, while her track ‘Royals’ occupied the top spot on the singles chart. ‘Royals’ has already sold upwards of 1 million copies in the U.S. and gotten plenty of buzz—Selena Gomez even covered it in concert!



The daughter of a celebrated poet, Lorde was raised on a nutritious musical diet spanning from Neil Young to The Smiths to Etta James, and went on to discover an equally eclectic range of inspiring artists including Bon Iver, Animal Collective, and Drake. But as vital and varied as those influences are, they don’t really begin to tell the full story of Lorde’s music, which melds concentrated, sharp-eyed lyrics and multilayered vocals with crisp beatscapes.



No wonder she’s the first female artist to top the U.S. Billboard Alternative chart in more than 17 years—and no wonder she’s October’s PUSH artist! All month long, MTV will be pushing Lorde’s music to fans around the globe. Stay tuned for exclusive live performances, interviews, and more opportunities to get to know this unique young talent and her just-released debut LP, Pure Heroine.