Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born November 7, 1996), better known by her stage name Lorde, is a Grammy Award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter who is a friend of Taylor Swift's.
In addition to being a friend of Taylor's, Lorde has achieved success in her own career thanks to her 2013 hit "Royals", which hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, won her two Grammys, and is off of her 2012 EP The Love Club. Her full-length debut album, Pure Heroine, which features the hit single "Team", was released in September 2013. It has since gone platinum. She later released the single, "Yellow Flicker Beat", which is off the soundtrack of the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.Lorde, who is very outspoken and opinionated, has spoken fondly of Taylor in various interviews despite once calling her a bad role model, and the two were even photographed together. Both ladies text each other regularly, and Lorde even helped Taylor celebrate her 24th birthday in Australia. Lorde had even expressed interest in collaborating with Taylor on a song. She later admitted in an interview that this was something neither she nor Taylor were interested in doing.
Ella was seen at the control booth talking to Taylor's mother at the first RED concert in Auckland, New Zealand. Taylor also hugged Lorde during performing her hit song "22".
Lorde is dating photographer James Lowe. The two have known each other long before Lorde became successful.
What Lorde said about TaylorEdit
In September 2013, Lorde commented about Taylor Swift saying she was a bad role model for women while being interviewed with Metro Arts Auckland.
“Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f****** bulls***,”
In November 2013, Lorde invited Taylor for lunch to apologize to Taylor for her rude comments.