Beginning her musical career as a teenager, New Zealand-Croatian singer Lorde (pronounced Lord) took the world by storm in 2013 with the release of her debut single Royals. Royals broke numerous records, making Lorde the youngest solo artist since 1987 to score a Billboard Hot 100 single.
Lorde has won four New Zealand Music Awards and 2 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Solo Solo Performance. Lorde continues to produce critically acclaimed records, winning many coveted awards in her native New Zealand and providing serious competition for American singers. She has 40 pupils and counts…
Lorde Biography / Wiki (Age, Family)
Lorde was born as Ella Marija LaniYelich-O’Connor on November 7, 1996 in Takapuna and grew up in Devonport. Her father, Vic O’Connor, is an Irish-born civil engineer, while her mother, Sonja Yelich, is a Croatian-born poet. Lorde has three siblings, sisters Jerry and India and brother Angelo.
From an early age, Lorde showed an interest in acting much to the delight of her poet mother who supported her to the point of exposing her to different genres of books, which Lorde might have thought she helped her write.
At school (Belmont Middle School), Lordea started singing and together with her friend Louis McDonald won the school’s annual talent competition in 2009. They formed a singing duo ‘Ella & Louis’ and have started singing in cafes.
Both McDonald’s father and Ella’s mother were so supportive that he sent a recording of them to Universal Music Group’s A&R; Scott Maclachlanho would hire Lorde for development.
Throughout 2011, Lorde trained with vocal coach Frances Dickinson was hired by UMG to help hone her singing skills. During the same period, Lorde improved her writing. In November 2012, Lorde self-released her debut EP, The Love Club EP, through her SoundCloud account. The disc was freely downloaded 60,000 times before being released for sales by UMG in March 2013. Royals was released as an EP single in June 2013 and the rest is history.
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Lorde’s debut studio album, Pure Heroine, was released in September 2013. She was chosen to record the soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Her lead single from the album was called ” Yellow Flicker Beat”. After a three-year hiatus, Lorde came back strong with the release of Melodrama in 2017.
The rapid success that Lorde has achieved is simply extraordinary. During her gap year, she made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, a list that ranks people who are successful and have a huge impact in their respective niches.
In November 2014, exactly one year after inking his $2.5 million publishing deal with Sony Music Entertainment, Lorde’s net worth was estimated at NZ$11 million which is almost the same worth in USD.
Lorde in January 2016 bought himself a $2.84 million 4-bedroom mansion in Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. Until the purchase, the music star had lived with her parents.
2013 was the year for Lorde not only professionally but also in her love life. By the end of that year, she had struck up a relationship with photographer James Lowe. But dating a top musician comes with its own cross. Lowe, born in 1990, is cyber-bullied and the paparazzi can’t pass up the opportunity to take snaps.
In March 2014, Lowe, also a New Zealand native, took to his blog named Ono Field to write a heartfelt post about his relationship with Lorde. In his post, titled “Everyone Comes Back Someday,” Lowe begins by mentioning Lorde’s praise before confessing how much he misses her while on tour.
“Currently, she is on tour on the other side of the world. Although I miss her, I couldn’t be prouder of what she has achieved so far…” the photographer wrote.
Lowe described her experiences with cyberbullying as a blessing; “The negatives are just a small part of my world now,” adding that there is a “bright ray of hope to this thing I was exposed to.”
Despite Lowe’s positive tone about his experience with the media, their relationship took a hit in 2015 when they split. It was a sad experience for dear Lorde who did a Taylor Swift writing her feelings in the song Green Lights. As she told Zane Lowe on his Apple Beats 1 Radio show, her breakup with Lowe was her “first big tear.”
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After their split, Lorde was said to be dating Universal Music Promotions executive Justin Warren after paparazzi cameras spotted them on the beach in New Zealand. However, Warren immediately denied the rumors. “Ella and I have worked together for years and are good friends. Any rumors that we’re ‘a pair’ are ridiculous,” Waren said.
At the start of 2018, Lorde was romantically linked to her longtime collaborator, Jack Antonoff. However, as Justin Warren immediately denied the rumors via a post on his Twitter page.
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)