Story: New Zealand culture overseas

Lorde with her Grammy awards, 2014

Lorde with her Grammy awards, 2014

New Zealand singing sensation Lorde (Ella Yelich-O'Connor) was nominated for four Grammy awards in 2014 and won two: song of the year and best pop solo performance for 'Royals'. The song, which she co-wrote with Joel Little when she was 15, featured on her 2013 debut album Pure heroine. Written from the perspective of an outsider, it contrasts disdain for ostentation with a craving for stardom.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'New Zealand culture overseas - Music and dance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45849/lorde-with-her-grammy-awards-2014 (accessed 29 April 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014