When 17-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde’s first single "Royals" was released in 2013, it debuted at number one in the Top 40 of her home country; New Zealand, and in the Billboard Hot 100.
Her debut album “Pure Heroine” has sold over 413,000 copies, and Rolling Stone magazine recently named it the seventh best album of the year. She is also the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States.
In December, people were so excited for the release of her song “Team” that within minutes of its release on Vevo, the video streaming website crashed and remained unresponsive for several hours.
However, there are several other things – apart from singing – that make her one of the coolest celebrities living on this planet.
Bruce Springsteen Sang “Royals”:
Lorde automatically became the best teenage singer when The Boss opened his Auckland concert in March with an acoustic rendition of her chart topping hit Royals.
Needless to say, Springsteen rocked and Lorde was overwhelmed by his tribute; so much so that she was moved to tears.
Pharrell Williams’ Favorite:
Everyone loves Pharrell and Pharrell loves Lorde.
She Likes To Eat:
Unlike other teenage pop icons who starve themselves to death, Lorde actually eats like a normal person. This girl loves to have carbs sometimes:
And she also does simple sugars:
Lorde has effortlessly bold and beautiful curly locks. Her fans would give anything to find out what she does to keep them that way.
Her Photos And Selfies:
i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-) pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 31, 2014
One of the best things about the 17-year-old is that she doesn’t encourage vanity and unrealistic beauty through her photos. Her Instagram account is proof that.
She has many selfies of her without wearing any makeup at all. In fact, Lorde recently compared two pictures of herself and shared them with her 1.3 million Twitter fans. One of them was photoshopped to perfection, while the other showed her natural skin, revealing blemishes and all.
“Remember flaws are okay,” she added.
Here’s another selfie of Lorde with acne cream on her face:
Her Views On Women:
In an interview with FASHION magazine, the musician stated that she admires women who are unafraid to challenge societal norms.
“I’m drawn to women who aren’t painted in history as sweet figures. Patti Smith was prickly. She was frustrated. She didn’t take people’s s--t. There’s no better music idol for young women, because there is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time. Every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles, and I shouldn’t have to be that way,” Lorde said.