Ellen: Lorde “Royals” Performance & Debut Album Pure Heroine


Lorde Ellen Show Debut

In case you didn’t already know, 16-year-old Lorde is the next big thing in music. The indie pop songstress may be just a teenager, but she’s already an accomplished musician with a brand new album that’s currently receiving rave reviews. Lorde dropped by the Ellen Show for her debut performance, singing “Royals,” her number one hit that’s been topping charts around the world. “When I was 16, my best friend was a blanket named Tammy,” Ellen revealed.

Ellen TV: Lorde Pure Heroine

Ellen: Lorde "Royals" Performance & Debut Album Pure Heroine

Ellen welcomed sixteen-year-old Lorde, the New Zealand singer who’s currently topping the charts with her single “Royals.”


Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, has received acclaim all over the world. The New Zealand native mixes indie pop, electronics, and a whole host of other sounds to create her truly unique musical style. Pure Heroine was released on September 27, and has already dominated the charts. Currently, the first single from Pure Heroine, “Royals,” is number one on the Billboard 100. This makes Lorde the first New Zealand singer to have a U.S. number one. And did I mention that she’s only sixteen?! It’s actually unbelievable!

Ellen: Lorde “Royals” Performance

Lorde’s real name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, and she’s been writing music since around the age of 13. Her mother, Sonja Yelich, is a prize-winning poet, which explains Lorde’s natural talent for crafting songs. “Royals” is a really catchy electro-pop song, and the background of chandeliers and dimmed lighting made the atmosphere that much more cool. On stage, Lorde was joined by a keyboardist and drummer in order to bring her song to life.

Ellen is a big fan of Lorde’s music, and it was obvious that she couldn’t wait to share this great new talent with her audience. Hopefully Lorde will be back soon! The whole audience went home with Lorde’s new album.



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