Lorde Wins Two Grammys

Lorde looked stunned upon hearing her name being called as she won her first Grammy of the night for Best Pop Solo Performance at last night’s Grammy Awards, the first of two awards for the 17-year-old Takapuna Grammar student,  saying: ‘This is the one thing I didn’t expect tonight.’

She and ‘Royals’ co-writer Joel Little jointly collected the award for Song of the Year, with Little quickly revealing that Ella Yelich-O’Connor has asked him to speak first, before thanking his wife, children and his co-write: “And Ella, I think you’re amazing I always have.”

The young pop-singer returned the compliment, thanking Little by saying: “This guy’s nurtured me through kind of my first years of song-writing, which I will forever owe him.”

Royals, which blew the then 16-year-old into a global pop sensation, was originally released free online before its popularity exploded, culminating in Lorde’s success at the 2014 awards.

Lorde had performed the hit song to the Grammy crowd earlier in the evening, in a line-up that included Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney.

Article Source: Daily Mail, 27 January 2014


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