Lorde Scoops Best International Female Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2014
Lorde has overcome the odds and won the best International Female Solo Artist prize at the Brit Awards 2014.
Despite going into the show as a huge underdog, the 17 year old newcomer took the prize from under the noses of international icons Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Pink and Janelle Monae.
The 17-year-old told the crowd: “I’m still so new to getting awards that my brain feels like it’s exploding every time it happens, so forgive me.
“Thank you to the strong, intelligent, inspiring women in this category. This really was a priceless surprise.”
Introduced by host James Corden as “two of the biggest new acts to come through this year”, Lorde performed with British electro group Disclosure earlier in the evening, despite geographical boundaries meaning they only had a few hours practise beforehand.
The young star enjoyed a phenomenal breakout year in 2013, with two chart-topping singles (Royals and Tennis Court) in the UK, while her track Team made it to Number 3. In addition, her debut album Pure Heroine got in at Number 4.