Ella Yelich-O’Connor, born 7 November 1996, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who currently performs under the stage name Lorde. Signed to
Universal Music, she released her debut EP The Love Club for free on SoundCloud in late 2012; the EP downloaded over 65,000 times before being
released and dominating the charts on iTunes and Spotify. Her debut album was released in late 2013 and has since been certified gold by the RIAA.
Her first shows in her home country of New Zealand sold out in 73 seconds.