The Strange Things That People Seem To Forget About Lorde

She’s best known her for her smash hit “Royals” but superfans know the words to every Lorde song. No biography is complete without mentioning her talented family and her interesting upbringing in New Zealand.

But, even though she memorably shared the stage with Taylor Swift, the artist isn’t crazy for her squad. Oh, and she has an obsession with one particular fried food. Whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard, there are plenty of cool stories about her that will surprise any fan.

She Was Born In Takapuna, Auckland On November 7, 1996

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Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is the second of four children. She’s the daughter of poet Sonja Yelich and Vic O’Connor, a civil engineer. At five years old, Ella joined a drama group and developed her public speaking skills. Her mother would encourage her to read a range of genres, which became a musical influence on her daughter.

More specifically, she cites the novel Feed by M.T. Anderson as one of her influences for songwriting.