North Shore Times : January 31st 2014
LORDE OFTHEGRAMMYS True artistry: Lorde performs Royals at the Grammys, broadcast around the world. Lorde has beaten some of the world’s biggest stars to claim two Grammy awards. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, first discovered at age 12, was undoubtedly the biggest breakout artist of 2013 and was recognised at the music industry’s biggest night of the year on Monday. She becomes the youngest Kiwi to win at the Grammys. As well as claiming two awards, the singersongwriter performed a stripped-back version of Royals in front of people such as Beyonce, Jay-Z and Taylor Swift. ‘‘Thank you to everyone who has let this song explode, it’s been mental,’’ she said as she accepted her second Grammy with co-writer Joel Little. A few hours after ceremony, Lorde tweeted: ‘‘I amso grateful for the attentionmywork has received tonight and this year. Thank you and goodnight.’’ Photos: REUTERS Proud moment: Lorde with the two Grammy awards she won on Monday. Best song, above: Co-writer Joel Little with Ella YelichO’Connor on stage at the Grammys after the pair won for song of the year. VIDEO Huge feat: Ella Yelich-O’Connor accepts her first Grammy, for best pop solo performance for Royals. Haunting: Lorde performs Royals at the Grammys. Huge honour: Earlier this month Lorde donned the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, seen as one of the highest honours in the music industry. Click here for a video of Lorde’s Grammy performance.
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