Lorde is a current famous goth who has been hailed as a true original. She’s a songwriter and pop singer who has a legion of fans. Her interest in music started at an early age, and set the stage for her future career in the music industry.
In the Beginning
Lorde was born on November 7, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand. Her mother, Sonja Yelich, was a prize winning poet. Her father worked as a civil engineer. From a young age it seemed as if Lorde was destined for greatness.
When she was twelve years old when was spotted by a the A&R scout Scott Maclachlan. He saw Lorde singing in a video for her school talent show. When Lorde was thirteen years old, Maclachlan signed Lorde up with Universal Music. When Lorde was fourteen years old she began to work with songwriters in 2012.
Before she was signed up with Universal, Lorde has been been writing songs long before then. Even stating:
“I started writing songs when I was 13 or 14 because I’ve always been a huge reader. My mum’s a poet and we’ve always had so many books, and that’s always been a big thing for me, arguably more so than music.”
She released her first EP called “The Love Club EP” in March of 2013. There was no publicity or marketing down for the EP. Despite this, the EP reached the No. 1 spot on the New Zealand Album Chart. The single “Royals” occupied the top spot as well. In August of 2013, Lorde was the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart in the United States ever since Tracy Bonham did it in 1996.
There was no publicity or marketing done for Lorde’s first EP, but she still snagged the No. 1 spot on the New Zealand Album Chart. On top of the single “Royals” holding the No. 1 spot at the same time. Lorde was the first woman to hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs Charts in the United States ever since Tracy Bonham did it in 1996.
She’s even picked up a couple of awards since her career started as well. At the 56th Grammy Awards she won the awards for “Best Pop Vocal Performance” and “Song of the Year” for her single “Royals.” At the BRIT awards she won an award for “International Female Solo Artist”. Along with the “Best New Artist” award at the inaugural iHeartRadio Awards.
Most Known For
Lorde is still fairly young in her career. She’s still widely known for her EP “The Love Club EP” along with its hit single “Royals”. Lorde is set to release her first full length album titled “Pure Heroine” in September.
Current Personal Life
Lorde is currently dating her boyfriend, James Lowe, who is eight years her senior. She takes pictures of her and James all the time. Posting them to Instagram constantly. In one picture she and James are brushing their teeth together. On the caption it says “Happy Birthday James”. There is another picture of James sleeping with the caption, “James is sick.”
Where Are They Now
Lorde is still focused on her career. Her success from “Royals” is still high. Along with her success, she’s been having a relationship with James Lowe who is eight years older than her. Despite her age, Lorde has shown a strong passion for her music career. If she continues to do well she may become a household name. She has a lot of potential to be something truly great in her generation.