Fact: Katy Perry will make her debut at Britain's Glastonbury Festival in June (17). More than 80 other acts were announced on Thursday (30Mar17), including Lorde, Solange Knowles, The jacksons and Barry Gibb, who will perform in the Legends slot. Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead will headline the event, which runs from 21 to 25 June (17).
Fact: Pop star Lorde will join Tom Waits and Kaskade among the judges for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Other panelists include Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Fat Joe, India Arie, Femi Kuti, and Bastille, who previously helped to pick the winners with Lorde and Waits last year (15). The annual competition gives aspiring and established songwriters the chance to take their music to the masses. The winner is awarded a $25,000 (£19,280) Grand Prize.
Quote: "I actually found an old scrapbook from when i was maybe 7 or 8 that said 'future job' and i had written COMEDIAN??????????? which is so mental i'm not even funny ha... who did i think i was, bloody any (Amy) schumer or some s**t??????? (sic)." Singer/songwriter Lorde once dreamed of becoming a funny girl.
Quote: "I have a lot of dude friends. I was kind of the camp mother of all the guys... I feel, like, teenage boys, all their emotions are really simple and diluted. Teenage girls feel everything so intensely and are so multi-faceted. Boys are just like, they’ll rest a head on your shoulder and you know exactly what that means." Lorde on her longtime guy friends.
Tweet: "hey, men - do me and yourselves a favour, and don't underestimate my skill... yes, i'm a young lass (lady), but i'm also making the best decisions for me each day." Lorde serves up a stern message to men everywhere amid reports suggesting she has split from her longtime manager Scott MAClachlan.
Fact: Bosses of an adult entertainment awards show are reportedly pursuing Lorde to perform at their upcoming ceremony. According to Tmz.com, representatives from Adult Video News (Avn) have sent an email invitation to the Royals hitmaker asking her to sing at the ceremony in Las Vegas in January (15).
Fact: Pop stars Taylor Swift, Lorde and Ellie Goulding enjoyed a girls' night out in Los Angeles with actress Sarah Hyland on Saturday (22Nov14) to celebrate the Modern Family star's 24th birthday. Swift shared Instagram.com snaps of the pals marking the occasion on Sunday (23Nov14), on the eve of Hyland's actual date of birth.
Quote: "I love Wes and he's a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid s**t. Taylor's my friend as well, and I'm a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I'm going to be like, 'Hey man...' We do still love each other, hopefully." Lorde insists she and Dj/producer Diplo, real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, are still good friend after she poked fun at the size of his manhood during a Twitter feud sparked by comments he made about Taylor Swift's lack of shape.
Tweet: "Going to my first movie premiere tonight for mockingjay. it just occurred to me that i never do red carpets but i am doing it tonight, hopefully i remember how to move my face/walk." Lorde as she prepared to attend her first film premiere in London on Monday (10Nov14).
Quote: "I actually cross-stitched a giant Grammy cross-stitch for her when she won her two Grammys this year." Taylor Swift gave her pop star pal Lorde a special handmade gift to celebrate her big win at the music ceremony earlier this year (14).
Quote: Lorde has been transformed into a transsexual 45-year-old male geologist for a new episode of irreverent cartoon series South Park. The New Zealand singer obviously liked the parody - she posted three clips from the episode to her Instagram account.
Quote: "A lot of times when people meet me, they'll definitely try to make me feel young or inexperienced... Teenagers are such a discerning group of people. They'll immediately sniff out anything that feels contrived. I'm, like, constantly scanning myself to see if I'm some corporate executive version of a teenager. I've developed something of a fearsome reputation. People know that if you talk down to me, I will roll my eyes or whatever." Lorde is not a young woman to be messed with.
Quote: "People have told me that I've helped them feel confident, like they can say things they want to say. They can talk about feminism in class without people calling them a lesbian. That's so amazing that I can make someone feel like that." Lorde loves to inspire other teenagers.
Fact: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Lorde are among the list of pop stars scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September (14). Other acts announced include Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Usher and Ariana Grande.
Tweet: "Pulling out of Glastonbury in the name of family time was a tough decision but o boy I am not jealous of that mud." Lorde is glad she missed out on a soggy Glastonbury in Britain after choosing to spend time with family in New Zealand instead.
Quote: "I'd probably move to London. I feel really at home here and after a while being in America, I'm like, 'All these people are so weird!' Whereas England feels much more sane." New Zealand singer Lorde would rather move to Britain than the U.S.
Tweet: "Apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose... I really like this photo." Pop star Lorde is dubious about pictures of her used in an issue of America's Teen Vogue magazine.
Quote: "Hilary Duff? Are you freaking serious? Hilary Duff was there last night? This is what dreams are made of! Was she vibing it? Was she bobbing her head? This is the most insane thing that's ever happened to me. That's my childhood right there. Hilary Duff is a fan - that freaks me out!" Teen singing sensation Lorde gushes over her idol Hilary Duff, who attended the Royals hitmaker's private concert in Los Angeles in February (14) without her knowledge.
Quote: "Living in New Zealand, you don't get these experiences. I spent so much time in my room before. My life is so wild right now. For me to be able to do something I really enjoy and for that to get me out in the world - to South America, to Los Angeles, to London - every day I kick myself, I'm so lucky." Teen breakout star Lorde is still in awe over her new found fame and jet set lifestyle.
Tweet: "So honoured and happy I got to help celebrate Nirvana's rock and roll hall of fame induction tonight. true f**king rock stars, all, forever." Pop star Lorde was delighted after performing with the surviving members of rock band Nirvana at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday (10Apr14).
Fact: Teenage pop star Lorde was an odd choice to join Nirvana onstage for a performance of All Apologies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday (10Apr14) - the Royals hitmaker, 17, wasn't even born when frontman Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Tweet: "you were a sparkling, lovely person who showed me such kindness. rest easy, peaches." Teenage singer Lorde reacts to the news of Peaches Geldof's death. Bob Geldof's socialite, Tv presenter daughter was found dead on Monday (07Apr14).
Quote: "Since originally sitting down to write this post, Ella has become a two-time Grammy winner. She has taken home a Brit too. Currently she is on the opposite side of the world on tour. As much as I miss her, I couldn't be prouder of what she has achieved so far." Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe returns to his Ono Field blog to rave about the Royals singer.
Tweet: "You have officially hit the big time when creeps... think wearing rings means getting married." Pop star Lorde insists she is not engaged to her boyfriend James Lowe. The 17-year-old singer sparked wedding rumours recently when she was spotted wearing a new ring on her left hand.
Fact: Teen singing sensation Lorde has hit a milestone after selling more than one million copies of her album, Pure Heroine, in the U.S. With the new sales tally, she becomes the first woman to have her debut record hit the million mark since Adele's 21 in 2011.
Quote: "When I meet people whose music I really inspire, and they may be a little bit famous, I still get the little, 'Holy c**p! This person wants to talk to me'. And I think when you stop having that feeling, and you're like, 'Oh, of course they do', then maybe you're not who you were anymore." Singer Lorde is determined to stay grounded by surrounding herself with her heroes and heroines.
Quote: "I find it grating to lump everyone into a really awkward, pun-centric name. People joke about it on Twitter, 'You should call us The Disciples. Never! I have discouraged it. I've tweeted multiple times, 'No fan name, I do no condone this.'" Teen singer Lorde on refusing to give her loyal fans a nickname.
Quote: "The phrase 'teen hottie' literally makes me want to throw up." Singing sensation Lorde, 17, on her image in the music industry.
Quote: "It feels like the album that I have wanted to hear from Beyonce for such a long time, and I'm so happy that it has happened... It feels really personal. It meant a lot to me - I was just like, 'S**t, I'm so happy that this exists right now and also I'm so glad that no year-end lists matter anymore.'" Teen singing sensation Lorde on Beyonce's surprise self-titled album released in December (13).
Fact: Pop newcomer Lorde has ended 2013 on a high after landing the Woman of the Year honour from officials at MTV's college channel, MtvU. She shares the title with Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis, who has claimed the Man of the Year title.
Quote: "last night, i played to a room of people whose names i worship, breathe like fine gold smoke, reverent. there is a lot of stupid s**t that comes with being lucky enough to do what i do... but i wouldn’t have traded last night for anything. i felt so warm in the arms of these legends who are good enough to have faith in me, weird little screwball that i am." Lorde on celebrating her 17th birthday two days early on Tuesday (05Nov13) surrounded by stars at a gala tribute to actress Tilda Swinton in New York. The teen singer actually celebrated her big day on Thursday (07Nov13).
Quote: "She's awesome. I think she's so refreshing because her lyrics are so important to shake up pop music. She's 16 and she's unfiltered and she's unaffected and I love that!" Katy Perry is a huge fan of chart-topping teenager Lorde.
Quote: "My name is Ella, that's who I am at school, hanging out with friends, while I'm doing homework. But when I'm up on stage, Lorde is a character. My friends actually find that really difficult to digest, separating me from the theatrical character they see on stage; but they're getting used to it." Royals hitmaker Lorde on her two identities.
Quote: "He had this big old grill, and I wanted to touch it, but I restrained myself... I don't know if anybody would be Ok with a stranger having a finger in their mouth." Lorde on meeting rapper Kanye West at a recent taping of British music show Later... With Jools Holland.
Quote: "The coolest thing about having a hit record is that people whose Wikipedia page I've pretty much memorised want to have breakfast with me." Lorde on the plus side of hitting the top of the pop charts with Royals.
Quote: "It feels like a combination of my birthday, Christmas and washing my hair after a month of not doing so. (I'm) very, very grateful for everyone's love and kind words." Lorde is thrilled after topping the U.S. pop charts with Royals.