It's official: Lorde is no longer a teenager

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Monday, 7 November 2016, 1:17PM
Lorde. Photo / Instagram
Lorde. Photo / Instagram

It’s official. Lorde is no longer a teenager.

As our favourite global chart topper turns 20 today, we celebrate some of the many ways Lorde has – and continues – to kick ass.

          • She won New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting prize, the Silver Scroll Award at age 17 (and was nominated again two years later)
          • She was signed to Universal Music at just 13 years old.
          • She curated the soundtrack to a major blockbuster, spawning the hit single Yellow Flicker Beat and earning a Golden Globe nomination

yellow flicker beat official audio out now ✨✨✨

A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:33am PDT

        • She set a new record for the longest stay on top of Billboard’s Alternative Chart by a female solo artist – toppling a record previously held by Alanis Morrisette.
        • She met David Bowie (and later paid moving tribute to him following his death in January).

      • She became a Vogue cover girl.


A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Jun 6, 2015 at 8:11am PDT

      • She sat front row at Kayne West’s fashion show.
    • She is a bona fide member of Taylor Swift’s squad.
    • She ditched her manager and took on the world on her terms.
    • In 2013, she was named among Time Magazine’s most influential teenagers in the world.
    • The following year, she was in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list.
    • She has more than 8 million social media followers hanging off her every post.
    • She won two Grammys Awards and was nominated for two more.
    • She has won 12 New Zealand Music Awards over three years.
    • She won a Brit award for Best International Female Solo Artist.
    • She used to play netball with classmate Eliza McCartney, who later became an Olympic bronze medallist in the pole vault.
    • She found a fan in Britney Spears who says her music “is really different and cool.”
    • She inspired her own MAC lipstick, named after her debut album Pure Heroine.
    • She performed with Nirvana during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

  • She was parodied on South Park