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Lorde Basic Information
|Real Name:||Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor|
|Occupation:||Singer and Songwriter|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||7 November 1996 (27 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height:||5ft 5 (165.1 cm)|
|Net Worth:||$18 million|
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, best known as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer and songwriter. Lorde’s stage name takes inspiration from aristocracy. She is also known for her unconventional musical styles and introspective songwriting. In her early teens, she began performing at local venues.
Lorde is a recipient of two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, and a Golden Globe nomination. She was included in Time’s list of the most influential teenagers in 2013 and 2014. She also appeared in the 2014 edition of Forbes 30 Under 30. Known for writing her own music, she has co-written songs for other artists, including Broods and Bleachers. In June 2017, Lorde was reported to have sold over five million albums worldwide.
In 2009, Lorde signed with Universal Music Group (UMG) and began collaborating with producer Joel Little in 2011. They successfully put together an extended play (EP) titled The Love Club, which was self-released in 2012 for free download on SoundCloud. It was later commercially released by UMG in 2013. The EP’s contained the international chart-topping single “Royals,” which helped raise her to prominence.
The same year, Lorde’s debut studio album Pure Heroine was released to critical and commercial success. She curated the soundtrack for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 the following year. She recorded several tracks for the project, including the single “Yellow Flicker Beat.”
Lorde received critical acclaim for her second studio album Melodrama (2017). The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys. Her third studio album, Solar Power, was released in 2021. The album saw her venture into indie folk and psychedelic styles. It reached number one in Australia and New Zealand and charted inside the top 10 in numerous countries. It received mixed to negative reviews from music critics and fans.
Lorde’s family lived in Takapuna, New Zealand, a suburb of Auckland.
Lorde’s parents announced their engagement in 2014 after a 30-year relationship. They married in a 2017 private ceremony in Cheltenham Beach.
Lorde’s father is civil engineer Vic O’Connor. Vic is of Irish descent.
Lorde’s mother is poet Sonja Yelich (Croatian: Jelić). She was born to Croatian immigrants from the region of Dalmatia. Her mother encouraged her to read a range of genres, which she has cited as a lyrical influence. Per a suggestion from a school instructor, Sonja had Lorde take the Woodcock–Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities to determine her intelligence. After the results concluded that she was gifted, she briefly enrolled Lorde at George Parkyn Centre, a gifted education organization.
Lorde has three siblings. She is the second of four children. They were raised in Auckland’s North Shore suburbs of Devonport and Bayswater.
Lorde’s younger brother is named Angelo.
Lorde has an elder sister named Jerry and a younger sister named India.
Lorde identifies as a feminist. In an interview with V magazine, she proclaimed herself as a “hugely sex-positive person,” saying, “I have nothing against anyone getting naked. … I just don’t think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better.”
According to Elle, in May 2023, Lorde has been dating Justin Warren “for a number of years, and they’re still going strong. The couple were seen in Sydney earlier this month on a rare public outing at restaurant Surry Hills before she performed that night as part of her Solar Power tour.” They are rumoured to be engaged. Warren reportedly works in the music industry as the American promotions director for Universal Music in New Zealand. The New Zealand Herald reports they first met when Lorde was signed to Universal Music in 2009. She was only 13 years old at the time.
Warren told The Herald, “Ella and I have worked together for years, and we’re good friends. Any rumors of us being ‘a pair’ are ridiculous. Ella has a really busy year ahead of her, and we’ll be spending more time together as plans for the next Lorde record unfold.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lorde is worth $18 million.
Lorde reportedly owns a McLaren 570 s finished in Ventura Orange. The 570 s reportedly cost around $230,000. She also owns a Shelby GT500.
In January 2016, NZHerald reported that Lorde paid “nearly $3 million for a villa on a quiet street on the border of Herne Bay, Ponsonby, and Grey Lynn.” Real estate documents revealed the sale was settled in December of the previous year, and the property was mortgage-free.
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor was born in Takapuna, New Zealand, a suburb of Auckland. She holds dual New Zealand and Croatian citizenship because of her mother’s side.