We all know, or at least, show all know 19-year-old singer-songrwriter, Ella Yelich-O’connor, maybe not by that name, but by Lorde.
What may come to your mind when you hear Lorde is the words “Team” and “Royals”, the names of her two hit songs from album “Pure Heroine” from 2013. “Royals” was a hit all over the radio, crossing over from the modern rock to adult alternative to adult contemporary and contemporary hit radio.
It won Grammy awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. It was also nominated for Record of the Year. At the end of the year, it was at 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and three on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs Chart.
“Team” also was a crossover hit on the radio, on modern rock to contemporary hit radio. It reached six on the Billboard Hot 100 and two on the US Hot Rock chart.
With success like this, Lorde also released songs like “Tennis Court” and “Glory and Gore.” She then performed an art-pop, electro song that gained praise, called “Yellow Flicker Beat” which appeared on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The song reached three on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs and was released on the modern rock radio.
Having most recently contributed vocals to a Disclosure song, “Magnets”, Lorde has not released new music in some time. In three years now, she had been asked how long, basically, by a fan, to which she responded reassuringly, that masterpieces take time to be built. On the Twitter response, Lorde confirmed, though, that the “record has been written.”