I am blogging this because...It is my personal best writing that I have ever done and I am really proud of myself.
We were learning about...Lorde-who she is and how she has become a famous singer,songwriter and musician. I have learnt a lot about Lorde as I have been researching for my writing.
Who is she?
Lorde is the stage name for Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor who is a world famous New Zealand singer, songwriter and musician. Her first major song was Royals and she has since recorded many other songs. She has produced 3 albums - Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP and Live in Concert.
Lorde was born on the 7th of November 1996 in Takapuna, Auckland. She is one of 4 children - she has one brother called Anglo and two sisters called India and Jenny. Her mum’s name is Sonja Yelich and her dad’s name is Vic O’Connor.
She was raised in Devonport which is a suburb of Auckland. She went to Vauxhall primary school and moved onto Belmont Intermediate school. From an early age, Lorde had a love for drama and books and she started drama when she was just 5 years old.
When Lorde went to Belmont Intermediate School there was a annual talent show. Louis McDonald and Lorde won the talent show and they got to sing on the radio. This was the start of Lorde’s career with music.
Lorde needed a stage name in order to perform. Since she has always loved the Royal Family, she decided her stage name would be Lord, however this sounded too masculine for her, so she added the ‘e’ on the end to become Lorde.
Her song Royals went straight to the top of the charts - and she became the youngest New Zealander ever to win at the world’s biggest music awards - the Grammy Awards. She was just 17 years at the time. In 2013 Lorde’s cover version of the Tears for Fears single was included on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire film soundtrack.
Other Successes and Awards
Since Lorde became a success in the music scene, she has received many nominations around the world. She has had nominations in the Golden Globes USA, ARIA Music Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Brit Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, People's Choice Awards, USA, Teen Choice Awards and iHeartRadio Awards.
She has won many awards including:
The Brit Awards in 2014 for International Female Solo Artist.
The Grammy Awards 2014 Song of the Year - Royals
Grammy Awards 2014 Best Pop Solo Performance - Royals
MTV Video Music Awards 2014 Best Rock Video
iHeartRadio Music Awards 2014 Best New Artist
Lorde has also received nominations in the Billboard Music Awards. These awards are held to honour artists for their performance in the US, based on record charts published by Billboard. Lorde has won two awards from 14 nominations - New Artist of the Year and Top Rock Song 2014.
In a statement from the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, he said “Lorde is a phenomenal talent and an inspiration to all young New Zealanders, her success today has made us all very proud”.
As well as composing songs for herself, Lorde is now starting to write music as soundtracks for movies. She has signed a deal with Songs Music Publishing and is currently working on her latest album.