Even though Lorde’s been telling the story of how Kansas City Royal third baseman, George Brett, inspired her hit song, she hadn’t gotten a chance to meet her muse. That is until now.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”
Billboard announced today (April 9) the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Both Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead the nominations in 12 of the 40 award categories, with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with 11, 10 and eight noms respectively.
We already knew some of the headliners (Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex), but the official release revealed a few new acts on the bill including Foster the People, Lorde, Avett Brothers and the rest of the bill.
When Twitter first launched on March 21, 2006, no one really thought about their first tweet and what it would mean, historically speaking. Least of all musicians, who mostly use their first message to just announce to the world that they, in fact, just joined Twitter.
So who’s bringing the ChapStick?
The cover works so well it sounds like it was tailor-made for the show.
On the release day of his debut album ‘Blue Fin’, Lo-Fang played a small club beneath the the Tribeca Grand Hotel, pushing out his foggy R&B to a small crowd. The show was all his own.
Last month, Lorde teased that she’d be teaming up with Disclosure at the 2014 Brit Awards. And last night (Feb. 19), fans finally got to see the end result.
“What I’m going through is so abnormal and I feel like a lot of people at my level don’t write about it, because a lot of what we do is boring,” she said.
Lorde has earned love and support from America, but her heart will always belong to New Zealand. And her motherland returned the favor, by having her back when the Lorde birthers come out swinging.
Lorde gets a “Bored” tribute from a L.A. imrpov actor.
Who will walk away with GRAMMY gold at the 56th Annual awards? We rank the top 20 nominees.
After months of rumors and conjecture, it’s official: Coachella 2014 will be headlined by Arcade Fire, Muse and a reunited Outkast.
Another January day, another round of GRAMMY performer announcements. Metallica, Lorde, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke with Chicago will take the stage later this month.
“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”
As Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.
Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Lorde, the GRAMMY-nominated de facto rookie of the year with her ubiquitous song “Royals” and her remarkable debut LP Pure Heroine, will head out on a North American tour in the spring of 2014.
Beyonce stunned us all by dropping a brand new album, but Lorde’s got a few tricks up her sleeve too, dropping a new track without any warning.
It was a wild scene backstage at the Grammy nominations concert, from Miguel shouting out country music to Arsenio Hall’s turning the tables and ranting about Kanye West.
Lorde is the latest addition to this weekend’s star-studded GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.
This year’s track features appearances by Avicii, Bruno Mars, Capital Cities, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, and more.
Not every artist has the ability to crash VEVO. Lorde revealed her new video for “Team” today (Dec. 3), butwithin minutes the video was unavailable to watch due to overwhelming traffic.
Lorde and HAIM covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” off her 1993 album, Tuesday Night Music Club, is exactly what the Spice Girls meant when they preached the gospel of girl power.
Listen to the chilling version of the classic hit!
Lorde will celebrate the success of her first full-length album, Pure Heroine, tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 pm. PT by taking to David Letterman’s stage inside New York’s historic Ed Sullivan Theater.
Raekwon leaves the track untouched for the most part, aside from adding a few of his own verses that sort of counteract Lorde’s original critiques of excessively indulgent musicians.
Cyrus, at 20, is hardly an old timer herself. And notably for the charts, that means the No. 1 and No. 2 spots (Cyrus is still in possession of the latter) were born in the ’90s.
Looking like a ’90s riot girl in her babydoll dress, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) kept things laid back.