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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

LordeLorde claims she's working on a new album which is "totally different" than her debut record.

The 17-year-old singer, who achieved global success with her album Pure Heroine, feels she has grown as an artist and writer in the past year and thinks her new material is more mature.

"I think I've learned so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different," she said.

The star claims she wrote her debut album about her life in New Zealand before she became famous and people who have always been close to her, whereas her new material looks at a time after she found success and how she is now part of the showbiz world: "I wrote the last album about that world which was the suburb where I grew up and populated by my friends and people who were really familiar to me. Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe."


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Daft Punk Wins Big at Grammy Awards

Daft PunkDaft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday night.

The French duo took him Best Album for Random Access Memories and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group performance for their collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky."

The duo - Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, clad in their trademark robot suits - didn't speak as they accepted their trophies, but Pharrell gave thanks on their behalf while collecting Record of the Year. "I supposed the robots would like to thank ... you know, honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now," he said.

Lorde took home the third big prize of the night, winning Song of the Year, for her debut single and breakthrough hit, "Royals." Accepting the trophy she paid tribute to co-writer Joel Little, adding, "Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode, because it's been mental."

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Lorde Won’t Name Her Fans

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Pop

LordeLorde refuses to give her fanbase a name.

The "Royal" singer isn't a fan of the trend for celebrities to give their devoted followers a name - like Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters or Katy Perry and her KatyCats - and thinks it's embarrassing and "awkward."

When asked whether she had named her fans yet, she ranted, "F**k no! That's the worst! 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.'"

The 17-year-old star isn't opposed to being branded a "pop star," however, and would never criticize any style of music. "I wouldn't take offense! People think pop's filthy and shameful. I love pop music! I don't think it's right to s**t on a genre just because some stuff about it isn't perfect. Pop is really powerful and if I'm a pop star then I'll be that to the best of my ability," she insisted.

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Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift, Katy Perry and Pink are among the artists set to perform at the Grammy Awards later this month.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker is set to perform the duet, nominated for Song of the Year, with indie rocker Nate Ruess from FUN, while Katy will sing her recent hit "Roar" at the 56th ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.

"Everything Has Changed" singer Taylor, who is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Pop Performance and Best Country Album, will also take to the stage.

Other performers will include Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, T.I., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke, who will sing his hit "Blurred Lines" alongside the '70s and '80s band Chicago, whose "The Chicago Transit Authority" album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

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Lorde: I Look Like Gollum on Stage

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Performances, Pop

LordeLorde thinks she looks like Gollum from Lord of the Rings when she performs on stage.

The 17-year-old star likened herself to the ugly fictional character from J.R.R Tolkien's tales during a question and answer session with fans on entertainment website Reddit. "I know when I'm on stage, I don't think about how it looks, I just concentrate on really feeling what I hear. But I totally know I look like Gollum when I perform, so it's cool," the "Royals" singer explained.

Lorde also revealed she "hates dentists," when asked why she referred to her teeth so much in her debut album, Pure Heroine. In an hour, the Kiwi singer attracted almost 5,000 questions and comments during the "Ask Me Anything" session. During that time, she confirmed she would be performing at a "major festival" in North America in 2014 and revealed for her next video, she is deciding between the album tracks Ribs, 400 Lux and Buzzcut.

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Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal

LordeLorde has signed a $2.5 million publishing deal.

The 17-year-old singer, whose track "Royals" hit number one in both the UK and America, has landed a contract with Songs Music Publishing. "She's going to be a really big songwriter outside of Lorde. She's going to have a lot of big songs out there as Ella [Yellich O'Connor], she's a once-in-a-generation type artist," President Ron Perry told Billboard.

The record company is also said to be keen for the brunette star to collaborate with its other artists, including Diplo and The Weeknd, as well as writing songs for others.

Lorde is the first New Zealand singer to score a number one in the US and her track has been in the top spot for six weeks, while her album Pure Heroine has spent five weeks in the top ten. Lorde is also the youngest female chart-topper in the US in the past 25 years and her hit song is still in the top five in the UK.

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