Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is a popular musician and know predominately by her stage name “Lorde”; she is an award-winning New Zealand singer, songwriter, & record producer.

She is best-known for her lyrics that exhibits a mature and jaded quirky worldview. This musician was raised in Auckland and she demonstrated a solid knack for the public performances at a tender age.

Next, at the age of 12 years, she made an official contract with “Universal Music Group”. For her lifelong fascination with aristocracy and royalty, it inspired the musician to adopt a new stage name – Lorde (she appended the “e” letter to the end, because she felt the word, “Lord” is too masculine).

Here to mention, this music star hones a natural gift with words. In fact, her own mother is an extremely talented and award-winning poet. During this time (in 2002), she paired up with a famous songwriter cum record producer (named as “Joel Little”) and produced – “The Love Club”. Basically, it was a five-track EP which was released on the “SoundCloud” (an Internet-streaming service) for free with a little fanfare. Fortunately, this EP was commercially released in the year of 2013. It reached the number # 2 rank on “national record charts” both in Australia and New Zealand.

If you are keen to reveal more details about this musician and her music compositions, then don’t forget to read this particular review!

A Glimpse of Her Music Career:

As mentioned in the previous section, “The Love Club” helped her to earn a great recognition and establish herself as a promising music star! With the release of this particular EP, the industry tastemakers, and passionate music lovers immediately took notice; this EP and its lead single easily rocketed up the chart list of New Zealand. By August 2013, Lorde became the very first female solo music artist (with an age of seventeen years) to gain the top rank on the US Billboard alternative chart list.

After a month, she produced her debut full-length album, entitled as “Pure Heroine”. This album received high positive reviews from the music critics, who commended the overall songwriting and production, plus they praised Lorde’s unique vocal ability. The album debuted the number # 1 rank both on the ARIA Charts and New Zealand Music Chart. Also, it became even popular among the international territories. For example, it reached the number # three rank on “US Billboard 200”. On top of that, this album gained the top-ten rank in 8 additional countries.

Additionally, this album was nominated for the “Best Pop Vocal Album” at the event of Grammy Awards (held in 2014). Till date, “Pure Heroine” is considered to be one of the most notable music works because of its impact on the present-day pop music. Here to note, the music style of Pure Heroine features dream pop, electropop, and electronica. Her voice on Pure Heroine was “extremely unique and powerfully intriguing”.

After receiving such an overwhelming success with the production of her debut album, this musician is currently working on her upcoming second studio album, named as “Melodrama” which will be released on 16 June 2017.

Music Genres Covered:

This female musician mostly covers the following music genres on her compositions, such as art pop, dream pop, electropop, and indietronica.

Awards and Accolades:

This famous Kiwi musician has received plenty of awards till date, for example, New Zealand Music Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Award, World Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards etc.