Lorde: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Lorde: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Lorde. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Lorde. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor

Born: November 7, 1996

Origin: Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

Genres: Electro pop – Dream pop – Indie pop – Art pop

Zodiac: Scorpio

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Early Start

  • Sonja Yelich (Croatian: Jeli*) and Vic O’Connor are the parents of Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor.
  • She holds dual citizenship with both the New Zealand and Croatian governments.
  • Public speaking skills were developed when she joined a drama group at age five.
    She mentioned the young adult dystopian novel Feed (2002) by M.T. Anderson as well as authors J.D. Salinger, Raymond Carver and Janet Frame were great influences in her songwriting.
  • Her mother had her take the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities after a school instructor suggested it and it resulted in her being a gifted child at the age of 6.
  • In 2006 and 2007, she placed third and first in the North Shore Primary Schools’ Speech competition, a national contest.
  • Belmont and Lorde placed second in the global Kids’ Lit Quiz World Finals, a competition for 10-14-year-olds.




Career Journey

  • 2012: She self-released the EP through her SoundCloud account for free download then UMG commercially released The Love Club.
  • 2013: Lorde debuted her studio album Pure Heroine spawning the single “Royals” which became a worldwide hit.
  • 2017: The lead single from her second studio album Melodrama, “Green Light”, came out.
  • 2020: The release of Going South, a book documenting her January 2019 visit to Antarctica was publicized. “Stoned at the Nail Salon” and “Mood Ring” were launched as the album’s second and third singles.
  • 2021: Lorde released Te Ao Mārama, as a companion piece to Solar Power.




Awards & Recognition

  • two Grammy Awards
  • two Brit Awards
  • a Golden Globe nomination
  • appeared in Time’s list of the most influential teenagers in 2013 and 2014
  • listed in 2014 edition of Forbes 30 Under 30




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Lorde has a pet, an axolotl: a “giant walking water snake.”
  • Lorde describes herself as a spiritual person but the eerie feeling in churches make her feel uncomfortable.
  • Peter Green – the founder of Fleetwood Mac and writer of hits ‘Albatross’, ‘Oh Well’ and ‘Man of the World’ – is one of Lorde’s favorite musicians.




Artist’s Favorites

Color:  Grey Marl
Food:  Sashimi Tuna
Band:  Arcade Fire
TV Shows:  The Sopranos, Mad Men
Subject: English



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Lorde:


Length: 3:20

Release: 2013

Opening Lyrics:

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I’m not proud of my address
In a torn up town, no postcode envy
But every song’s like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care
We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody’s like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

More Songs to Listen to:

Lorde: Top 5 Songs



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