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(James K. Lowe)

Lorde Accuses Photographer of Stalking Her, Admits She’s Scared

In the tweet, Lorde posts a photo of Simon Runt and writes, “this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl (Auckland).”

05/05/2014

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Lorde Finally Meets the Baseball Player Who Inspired ‘Royals’

Even though Lorde’s been telling the story of how Kansas City Royal third baseman, George Brett, inspired her hit song, she hadn’t gotten a chance to meet her muse. That is until now.

04/17/2014

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Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Lorde’s ‘Royals’

The Boss didn’t just play the teen’s GRAMMY-award winning track, he opened his second-ever gig in New Zealand with it. Because Lorde may be Queen Bee, but Bruce will always be The Boss.

03/03/2014

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Watch Lorde’s Collaboration with Disclosure From 2014 Brit Awards

Last month, Lorde teased that she’d be teaming up with Disclosure at the 2014 Brit Awards. And last night (Feb. 19), fans finally got to see the end result.

02/20/2014

Lorde (Photo: Steve Jennings)

Lorde Wants Radio to Stop Playing ‘Royals’

In new interview with V Magazine, Lorde has made the shocking request that radio stations stop playing “Royals.”

02/18/2014

(Charles Howells)

Read Lorde’s Handwritten Thank You Note to New Zealand

Lorde has earned love and support from America, but her heart will always belong to New Zealand. And her motherland returned the favor, by having her back when the Lorde birthers come out swinging.

01/29/2014

(James K. Lowell)

Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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Listen to Raekwon’s Remix of Lorde’s ‘Royals’

Raekwon leaves the track untouched for the most part, aside from adding a few of his own verses that sort of counteract Lorde’s original critiques of excessively indulgent musicians.

11/05/2013

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Watch Lorde Play ‘Royals’ and ‘White Teeth Teens’ on ‘Fallon’

Looking like a ’90s riot girl in her babydoll dress, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) kept things laidback for her hit “Royals” and got a little riled up for new song, “White Teeth Teens.”

10/02/2013

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Watch Lorde Talk About Miley Cyrus, the Haters & Not Knowing About the ’90s

Lorde talks about how she wrote her hit song, “Royals,” in an hour, loving HAIM and having no idea who Stone Temple Pilots are.

09/25/2013

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Stream Lorde’s Very Personal Debut Album ‘Pure Heroine’

“So much has happened in my life and I really want the album to reflect those changes and experiences,” she said.

09/23/2013

(Courtesy of Charles Howells)

Listen: Lorde Reps Hard For Underdogs on New Single ‘Team’

In the follow-up to “Royals” (now at No. 3 on the Hot 100), Lorde is speaking up for the underdog.

09/13/2013

(Courtesy of Charles Howells)

Lorde Announces Album, Becomes First Woman In 17 Years To Reach No. 1 On Alt Chart

Lorde hasn’t even released a proper album yet, but she’s already reached No. 1. Universal announced today that the album would be out Sept. 30.

08/12/2013

(James K. Lowe/Lava Records)

New Music To Know: Lorde Cracks The Mainstream With An Anti-Consumerist Anthem

With the breakout song “Royals,” 16-year-old New Zealand native Lorde has crashed the international music scene, now earning American radio play with moody and minimal melodies driven by the power of her soaring, intimate vocals.

07/11/2013

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