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    Lorde’s real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor. Photo: Getty Images
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    Yelich-O'Connor adopted her stage name due to her fascination with "royals and aristocracy", but felt the name Lord was too masculine so added an 'e' to make it more feminine. Photo: Getty Images
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    She was raised in suburban Devonport, Auckland Photo: Getty Images
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    She is of Croatian and Irish ancestry. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde's debut EP, The Love Club, was originally posted on SoundCloud in November 2012 and was available for free download.
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    She is the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States. Photo: Getty Images
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    Her debut album, Pure Heroine, was released in September 2013, receiving critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide.
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    As of July 2013, Lorde is a Year Twelve student at Takapuna Grammar School. Photo: Getty Images
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    She performed in various singing and drama classes as a child, and at the age of thirteen signed with Universal. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde plans to spend her earnings on "geeky" items such as "first-edition books and rare pressings of records. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde and Country singer Taylor Swift are besties. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde and Selena Gomez have a beef with each since she stated Gomez's hit "Come & Get It" anti-feminist. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde was eventually paired up with writer and producer Joel Little and the partnership "really clicked". Within a week together the duo had created three songs, including "Royals”. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde is a self-identified feminist. Photo: Getty Images
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    In January 2014, media articles revealed that Lorde is in a relationship with 24-year-old New Zealand-born photographer James Lowe, whom she met before her music career. Photo: Splash News
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    Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich is a prize-winning New Zealand poet. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde was particularly influenced by Kanye West and she performed a cover version of West's song "Hold My Liquor" at her Auckland concert on 7 September 2013. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde's song "The Love Club", from her debut EP (2013), was included on the compilation to raise funds for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, with the proceeds from the song being donated to the Philippines for the relief efforts of the Philippines Red Cross. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde made the cover of Rolling Stones in January 2014. Photo: Rolling Stones
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    Lorde won the award for single of the year during the New Zealand Music Awards at the Vector Arena on November 21, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images
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    For the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Lorde received four nominations, in which she won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals”. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde also is the winner of the International Female Solo Artist award, poses in the winners room at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde has teamed up with M.A.C cosmetics for a limited edition 2014 summer beauty collection. Photo: Splash News
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    Rick Ross the Boss remixed Lorde's "Royals" into a hip hop version. Photo: Getty Images
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    Haim and Lorde are dominating the traditionally male-heavy rock and alternative genres. Lorde was the first female to top the Alternative charts in 17 years. Photo: Getty Images
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    iHeartRADIO Music Awards Best Lyrics Nominee Lorde "Royals" "But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room, We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams." Photo: YouTube
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    iHeartRADIO Music Awards Best Lyrics Nominee Lorde "Royals" "But everybody's like Crystal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair." Photo: Getty Images
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    The Grammys’ Most Outrageous Accessories Lorde's ombre black dipped fingers All Things GRAMMYS Photo: Getty Images
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    Lorde performed her hit "Royals." PHOTOS: Best and Worst of the Grammys Red Carpet For all things Grammy Photo: January 26, 2014/Getty Images
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    Her outfit is so '90s! PHOTOS: Best and Worst of the Grammys Red Carpet For all things Grammy Photo: January 26, 2014/Getty Images
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    Lorde performed her hit "Royals." PHOTOS: Best and Worst of the Grammys Red Carpet For all things Grammy Photo: January 26, 2014/Getty Images
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    Lorde won for Best Pop Solo Performance award for her hit "Royals." PHOTOS: Best and Worst of the Grammys Red Carpet For all things Grammy Photo: January 26, 2014/Getty Images
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