Many have speculated that Lorde’s debut single ‘Royals’ was written about Hollywood ‘royalty’ but her real inspiration for the song came from somewhere very different!
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”
Billboard announced today (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.
At just 17-years-old, Ella Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) has already released a hit album, won herself two GRAMMY Awards and found a place in pop culture that is far different than most of her musical counterparts.
We already knew some of the headliners (Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex), but the official release revealed a few new acts on the bill including Foster the People, Lorde, Avett Brothers and the rest of the bill.
When Twitter first launched on March 21, 2006, no one really thought about their first tweet and what it would mean, historically speaking. Least of all musicians, who mostly use their first message to just announce to the world that they, in fact, just joined Twitter.
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One Michigan teen has the chance to be the next Lorde.
Check out a review from Lorde’s concert at the Fillmore Detroit!
Find out why Lorde decided NOT to open for Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour.