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Lorde

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde ( LORD), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her stage name, she is known for employing unconventional musical styles and introspective songwriting. Lorde's music is primarily electropop and contains elements of subgenres such as dream pop and indie-electro. Born in the Auckland suburb of Takapuna and raised in neighbouring Devonport, Lorde expressed interest in performing at local venues in her early teens. She signed with Universal Music Group (UMG) in 2009 and collaborated with producer Joel Little in 2011 to start recording material. Initially self-released in 2012 for free download on SoundCloud, UMG commercially released the pair's first collaborative effort, an extended play (EP) titled The Love Club, in 2013. The EP's international chart-topping single "Royals" helped Lorde rise to prominence. Her debut studio album Pure Heroine was released that same year to critical and commercial success. The following year, Lorde curated the soundtrack for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded several tracks, including the single "Yellow Flicker Beat". Her second studio album Melodrama (2017) received widespread critical acclaim and debuted atop the US Billboard 200.

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Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia."As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery, and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. As a spoken word artist, her delivery has been called powerful, melodic, and intense by the Poetry Foundation. Her poems and prose largely deal with issues related to civil rights, feminism, lesbianism, illness and disability, and the exploration of black female identity.

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Green Light (Lorde song)

"Green Light" is a song by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde for her second studio album Melodrama (2017). It was written and produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff, with additional writing by Joel Little and production assistance from Frank Dukes, and was released to radios on 2 March 2017 by Universal as the album's lead single. Musically, "Green Light" is an electropop, dance-pop, and post-disco song. The lyrics use a "green light" as a street signal metaphor that gives Lorde permission to move on into the future. The song received widespread acclaim from critics, many of whom praised its production and Lorde's vocal delivery. It earned the Silver Scroll Award at the New Zealand APRA Awards and appeared on various year-end and decade-end lists. In the US, the single peaked at number 19 and received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "Green Light" also entered the top-ten on charts and received multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Grant Singer directed the music video for "Green Light", which shows Lorde leaving a nightclub and walking through the city streets as she tries to move on from a breakup. Photography took place primarily at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.

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List of awards and nominations received by Lorde

Lorde (born 1996) is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. She released her debut EP, The Love Club, and her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, in 2013. Lorde won a New Zealand Music Award for the former in 2013 and a Taite Music Prize for the latter in 2014. Her debut single "Royals" earned multiple awards and nominations from 2013 to 2014, including one APRA Award, one Billboard Music Award and one MTV Video Music Award. The single won in two categories: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. At age 17, Lorde is the youngest artist to ever win a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Lorde contributed four songs to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, including the single "Yellow Flicker Beat". With the latter track, the singer earned nominations for Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards and Best Song at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2015. Her second album Melodrama, released in 2017, won a New Zealand Music Award and earned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony. Overall, she has received 42 awards and 86 nominations as of July 2018.

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List of songs recorded by Lorde

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde has recorded songs for three studio albums, one extended play (EP) and guest features. At the age of 13, she was signed to Universal Music Group (UMG) and started to write music. In November 2012, when she was 16 years old, she self-released an EP entitled The Love Club via SoundCloud. It was made available for purchase in March 2013. In September 2013, Lorde released her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, that included "Royals". The record explored a dream pop and minimalist electronic sound. Released in 2017, her second studio album, Melodrama, showcased Lorde's interest in piano instrumentation and maximalist pop music. Lorde's 3rd studio album, Solar Power, was released on 20 August 2021, presenting a sonic shift towards acoustic guitars and stripped-down production alongside a thematic shift towards escapism, introspection, and fame.In addition to her studio work, Lorde has recorded songs for film soundtracks, including "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", originally recorded by band Tears for Fears, from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and "Yellow Flicker Beat" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014), Furthermore, she has recorded vocals for features, including "Easy (Switch Screens)" with Son Lux, "Magnets" with Disclosure, and "Don't Take the Money" with Bleachers.

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Lorde discography

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde has released three studio albums, four extended plays, 11 singles and nine music videos. At the age of 13, she was signed to Universal Music Group (UMG) and started to write music. In November 2012, when she was 16 years old, she self-released The Love Club EP via SoundCloud. It was released for sale by UMG in March 2013; a song from the EP, "Royals", topped numerous single charts internationally, including the US Billboard Hot 100. The track sold over 10 million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all-time.Later that year, Lorde released her debut studio album Pure Heroine, which included "Royals". It charted at number one in New Zealand and Australia, and achieved certifications in several countries. As of June 2021, the album has sold over six million copies worldwide. It was preceded by three additional singles: "Tennis Court", "Team", and "Glory and Gore". "Team" was a top-ten hit in several single charts, including Canada and the United States. The following year, Lorde recorded four songs for the soundtrack album of the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, including the single "Yellow Flicker Beat".

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Melodrama (Lorde album)

Melodrama is the second studio album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde. It was released on 16 June 2017 by Lava and Republic Records and distributed through Universal. Following the breakthrough success of her debut album Pure Heroine (2013), Lorde retreated from the spotlight, and travelled between New Zealand and the United States to examine the world around her. Initially inspired by her disillusionment with fame, she wrote Melodrama to capture heartbreak and solitude after her first breakup. Lorde chose Jack Antonoff as the main collaborator because she felt the need to expand her artistry from the Joel Little-produced Pure Heroine. The final product is an electropop record incorporating piano-based melodies, pulsing synthesisers and dense electronic beats. Critics viewed the album as a maximalist departure from the minimalist hip hop-influenced production of its predecessor, and considered it a loose concept album chronicling the emotions ensued from a house party. The songs "Green Light", "Perfect Places", and "Homemade Dynamite" were released as singles. Lorde promoted the album through several music festivals she headlined, and the Melodrama World Tour in 2017 and 2018. The album was Lorde's first number one in the United States and Canada, and also peaked atop the charts in Australia and New Zealand.

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Team (Lorde song)

"Team" is a song by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, taken from her debut studio album, Pure Heroine (2013). The song was released on 13 September 2013 as the album's third single in Australia and New Zealand by Universal Music New Zealand, and the second in the United States and the United Kingdom by Lava and Republic Records. The track was written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by Little, with additional production from Lorde herself. "Team" is a hybrid of alternative pop and electro hop featuring synthesiser, bass and snare drum instrumentation over a handclap-based beat. Lyrically, the track is a "tribute to her friends and country". "Team" was generally well received by most contemporary critics, who praised its musical style, lyrical content and Lorde's vocal delivery on the track. The single garnered success on charts internationally, peaking at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 3 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. In Oceania, it peaked at number 19 in Australia and debuted and peaked at number 3 in New Zealand. "Team" was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association and Recorded Music NZ. A music video for the song was directed by Young Replicant and was released on 4 December 2013. Filmed in an abandoned building named Red Hook Grain Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the video's content was inspired by Lorde's dream of teenagers in their own world.

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