Most of us know Lorde from her famous debut single “Royals”. This edgy song took Lorde from being an average New Zealand teen to a force of nature in the music industry. “Royals” was released on March 8th, 2013, as the lead single from the album, The Love Club EP and Pure Heroine in 2013. The success from her first hit happened after was spotted at the age of 12 by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan, who signed her to Universal records.
The singer-songwriter turned 22 on November 7th, 2018. She was born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor on November 7th, 1996 in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Despite the long name, Lorde could’ve stuck with “Ella” as a stage name. However, Lorde consistently takes inspiration from unique people and places. She adopted the moniker of Lorde, inspired by her love for such royals as Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI of France, and the last Tsar, Nicholas II of Russia.
Lorde’s musical talent earned her four New Zealand Music Awards. Her career success continued to skyrocket in America. She has also won two Grammys among several other awards and nominations.
Lorde’s music remains youthful and yet there is an undeniable maturity in the lyricism crafted into each song. Lorde’s songs are often about her experiences growing up in a New Zealand suburb, her friends, materialism, and heartbreak.
We revealed Lorde’s dating history, the ex who partially inspired one of her records. Who is Lorde dating now? Check out the creative songstress’s previous boyfriends.
James Lowe 2013-2016
29-year-old New Zealander born Photographer, James Lowe, is the only person Lorde has been in a relationship thus far. James Lowe and Lorde, unfortunately, ended their relationship in 2016. However, Lorde channeled her hurt feelings into a more vibrant second studio album, Melodrama. The pop and electropop record showed fans you can dance and cry after a breakup.
According to Daily Mail, Lorde’s single “Green Light” off of Melodrama was her way of processing her feelings towards ex-boyfriend, James Lowe. James was reportedly Lorde’s first “major heartbreak”.
Lorde is currently single.
Lorde is currently seen very happy with Justin Warren and they are not afraid to be seen in public.