At the age of sixteen, she released her first extended play, The Love Club EP (2012), reaching number two on the national record charts in both New Zealand and Australia.
"Royals" was released as Lorde's debut single in mid-2013, becoming an international crossover hit reaching number one in many charts, making her the youngest solo artist to achieve a number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.
She served as an executive producer alongside Jack Antonoff.
The record deals with themes of heartbreak and solitude.
A revised chronology, based on detailed Bayesian modelling, is presented for the Lower Tilemsi region.
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde (pronounced lord), is a New Zealand singer, songwriter, and record producer who holds both New Zealand and Croatian citizenship.
She has earned two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and ten New Zealand Music Awards.
In 2010 Lorde and Mc Donald performed covers live on a regular basis as a duet called "Ella & Louis", playing at The Leigh Sawmill Cafe on 15 August, at Roasted Addiqtion Cafe in Kingsland on 20 August, at The Vic Unplugged at Victoria Theatre, Devonport on 27 October, and at Devonstock in Devonport on 12 December.
In December 2011, Mac Lachlan paired Lorde with Joel Little, a songwriter, record producer, and former Goodnight Nurse lead singer.
The second single, "Perfect Places" was released on 2 June 2017.
On 8 June 2017, the Melodrama World Tour was announced, beginning in Manchester on 26 September 2017, with Khalid acting as support for the European portion of the tour.