Ella Yelich-O’Connor, born 7 November 1996, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who currently performs under the stage name Lorde. Signed
toUniversal Music, she released her debut EP The Love Club for free on SoundCloud in late 2012; the EP downloaded over 65,000 times
before beingreleased 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.