LordeNew Zealand singer-songwriter. Born 7 November 1996
Lorde Biography (Wikipedia)
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde (pronounced "lord"), is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and record producer. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage name, she is known for employing unconventional musical styles and thoughtful songwriting. Born in the Auckland suburb of Takapuna and raised in neighbouring Devonport, Lorde expressed interest in performing at local venues in her early teens. She signed with Universal Music Group in 2009 and collaborated with producer Joel Little in 2011 to start recording material.
Universal Music commercially released the pair's first collaborative effort, an extended play (EP) titled The Love Club, in 2013. The EP's international chart-topping single "Royals" helped Lorde rise to prominence. Her debut studio album Pure Heroine followed that year and achieved 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". Her second studio album Melodrama (2017) garnered widespread acclaim and debuted at number one in the United States.
- Lordehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056sq3x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056sq3x.jpg2017-07-25T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Lorde's set at Glastonbury 2017https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0576757
- Lorde - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04zc219.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04zc219.jpg2017-06-27T22:59:00.000ZBeguiling doesn't come close as this New Zealand wonder bowls us over with a single note.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p054849b
Lorde - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlights
- Lorde - Tennis Court (Later Archive 2013)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053qtg4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053qtg4.jpg2017-05-23T08:21:00.000ZLorde performs Tennis Court on Later... with Jools Holland in 2013https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053qs9p
Lorde - Tennis Court (Later Archive 2013)
- Lorde is playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02swhx2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02swhx2.jpg2017-04-19T11:39:00.000ZThe epic line-up keeps on growing as Grimmy speaks to Lorde about performing in Hull.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050hxms
Lorde is playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend!
- Lorde thinks Mary Berry is a 'LEGEND!'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060j8f0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060j8f0.jpg2017-03-28T16:57:00.000ZLorde tells Jo about her obsession with The Great British Bake Off and Mary Berry.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04yb1n7
Lorde thinks Mary Berry is a 'LEGEND!'
- Lorde: “I’m not NOT doing any festivals in the UK”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04vl77c.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04vl77c.jpg2017-03-02T20:13:00.000ZLorde is back with her new single 'Green Light' and tells Jo all about it.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04vl4ck
Lorde: “I’m not NOT doing any festivals in the UK”
- Lorde is coming back with new musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04v9w1n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04v9w1n.jpg2017-02-28T12:44:00.000ZWhat do her mysterious new video and website mean?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04v9vlc
Lorde is coming back with new music
- Lorde - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sjglv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sjglv.jpg2014-11-19T20:00:00.000ZRadio 2's Jo Whiley is joined by singer-songwriter Lorde to talk about her work on the new Hunger Games soundtrack.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02ck0hj
Lorde - Interview
- Lorde joins Jo Whiley in the studiohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sjglv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sjglv.jpg2014-02-19T10:43:00.000ZJo has Grammy winning New Zealand singer Lorde in the studio for a chat.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01sjgm8
Lorde joins Jo Whiley in the studio
Past BBC Events
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2017
Live Lounge: Lorde
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2014
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