Singer & Songwriter


Lorde is a New Zealand singer and songwriter.

Her real names is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor but because of her inspiration for aristocracy she chose her stage name as Lorde.

She is best known for employing unconventional musical styles, a mix of POP/R&B and thoughtful songwriting.

  • Full name: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor
  • Born: 7 November 1996, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Profession: New Zealand singer & songwriter
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Genres: Electropop, Dream pop, Indie pop, Art Pop
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About Lorde

Lorde was born on 7 November 1996, in the Auckland suburb of Takapuna and raised in neighbouring Devonport, New Zealand.

She is daughter of Vic O’Connor and Sonja Yelich(Croatian: Sonja Jelić).

Her father is a civil engineer and her mother is a poet.

Her mother was born to Croatian immigrants from the region of Dalmatia, while her father is of Irish descent.


Lorde started to express 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.

Songs & Singles

The Love Club EP, 2012
  • Biting Down
  • Bravado
  • The Love Club
  • Swinging Party
The Love Club EP, Pure Heroine
  • Royals
Pure Heroine, 2013
  • 400 Lux
  • Buzzcut Season
  • Glory and Gore
  • No Better
  • Ribs
  • Still Sane
  • Team
  • Tennis Court
  • White Teeth Teens
  • A World Alone
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 2014
  • Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
  • Ladder Songs
  • Yellow Flicker Beat
Melodrama, 2017
  • Green Light
  • Hard Feelings/Loveless
  • Homemade Dynamite
  • The Louvre
  • Liability
  • Perfect Places
  • Sober
  • Supercut
  • Writer in the Dark

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