Lorde, aka Ella Yelich O'Connor, is a 16-year-old from Mt Eden, Auckland, whose debut EP The Love Club was released online last year.
Lorde has since been signed to record label Universal Music and has released five tracks on iTunes and Spotify.
Her voice is incredible and has been described like a cross between Adele and Ellie Goulding, but with a roughed-up smart kid swagger that's completely foreign to both of them.
Lorde writes her own songs and she's been dominating the New Zealand pop charts for months. She has sold outher first live shows in minutes.
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