Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is better known (and easier to pronounce!) as Lorde. Taking in influences from vocalist Grimes to the haunting sounds of Lana Del Rey, sprinkled with the alt-electro of James Blake, Lorde has somehow managed to find mainstream pop success whilst still keeping a dark and alternative edge. Her hypnotic debut single 'Royals' had massive worldwide success, reaching number one in the UK, US and her native New Zealand.
With a voice mature beyond her years, not only is she is the first ever New Zealand artist to have a US number one, but she is also the youngest artist to reach number one in the past 25 years (she was a mere 16 at the time, with Tiffany's 'I Think We're Alone Now' being the last time America saw such a young chart topper).
Lorde tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2013.
Official website lorde.co.nz