The full name of Lorde is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor. Lorde is her professional name. She is a singer cum lyricist and a record producer based in New Zealand. Lorde made an entry into the world of music in her early teenage years. She signed a contract with the Universal Music Group in the year 2009 which released the first solo album The Love Club EP in the year 2012. The album took over the number two position on the charts of national records in New Zealand as well as Australia. This miracle occurred when she was just 16 years of age. Now, let us give a quick look at the early and personal life, career, awards, achievements and the net worth of Lorde in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lorde was born on 7th November in the year 1996 in Takapuna in Auckland. Her father’s name is Vic O’Connor who worked as a civil engineer and her mother Sonja Yelich who was a poet. Lorde was brought up in the suburb of Devenport in Auckland. She has two sisters namely Jerry and India and a brother whose name is Angelo. Lorde completed her education from Vauxhall School and Belmont Intermediate School.
Lorde got into a relationship with James Lowe who was a photographer by profession. Later in 2015, the couple broke up due to some personal issues. There is no further information available about her personal life.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Lorde’s career initiated when she and Louis McDonald who was a musician won the annual talent show of Belmont Intermediate School. After performing in several shows, in the year 2009, Lorde got into a contract with the Universal Music Group for the further development of her skills in singing. The first extended play of Lorde was The Love Club EP which released with the help of producer Joel little in the year 2012. It had five songs in its collection which acquired the position number 23 in the Billboard chart.
Later, in the year 2013, the first studio album of Lorde was released the name of which was Pure Heroine. The names of the other films for which she has sung songs are The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part I (2014), Melodrama (2017) and many more.
Lorde is the proud recipient of four New Zealand Music Awards in the year 2013. She bagged two Grammy Awards for the song Royal the categories for which are Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Lorde also received a Grammy Award nomination at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for the album named Melodrama the category for which was Album of the Year. The other achievements are three World Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and two Billboard Music Awards are worth mentioning.
Net Worth & Earnings
Lorde has an estimated net worth of $14 million. She leads a life of luxury and also has a fascination for luxury cars. Over the years all her albums are a huge hit, and this young woman possesses assets which are an achievement in such an early age.
Lorde was passionate about entering the world of music since she was five years old. She acquired public speaking skills from a school. Her mother influenced her to read through the novels of famous authors which, later, helped her in polishing the skill of writing songs. Also, the Universal Music Group gave her a chance to prove herself and reach the top. Lorde at this age is a musical sensation for people all over the world.