Lorde meets 'Royals' inspiration: Former Kansas City ballplayer George Brett

Fans may have thought Lorde was inspired by actual kings or queens for her breakthrough hit "Royals." But on Tuesday, she met the real original inspiration for her song, and it wasn't anyone who lives in a palace. It was former Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett.

Lorde meets the sporting inspiration behind smash hit ‘Royals’

'Royals' was a UK number one for Lorde and a smash hit around the world but did you know it was inspired by a sports star? Continue reading →

Lorde starstruck? Singer 'freaks out' over Hilary Duff, Lena Dunham

Don't let Lorde's self-aware nonchalance fool you -- she's still a teenager and will squeal excitedly when presented with one of her idols, specifically "Lizzie McGuire" star Hilary Duff and "Girls" wunderkind Lena Dunham.

Lorde's Nose Not Photoshopped, Says Fashion Magazine Editor: Is It Camera Angles and Lighting?

Looks like Lorde has nothing to stick her (actual) nose up at after all! The 17-year-old "Royals" singer was "pretty sure" her Fashion magazine spread had been...

Lorde finally meets George Brett, the baseball star who inspired 'Royals'

Kate Stanton LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Lorde wrote "Royals" when she saw a National Geographic photo of George Brett signing autographs in his Kansas City Royals uniform.

Lorde Unites With MLB Player Who Inspired 'Royals'

Every week has been a dream for 17-year-old Lorde since she rose to international stardom, but these past seven days especially. Last Thursday, she covered Nirvana, with Nirvana, at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction...

Lorde Claims Magazine Photoshopped Her Nose, Meanwhile Glows on Cover of Teen Vogue

Do we have another retouch mishap on our hands? Lorde posted a photo from her spread for the May issue of Fashion Magazine on Twitter today, and while the 17-year-old singer looks...

Lorde covers Teen Vogue, gets starstruck over Hilary Duff

Kate Stanton LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- "This is what dreams are made of!" Lorde said when she found out Hilary Duff went to her concert.

Lorde finally meets baseball star who inspired ‘Royals’

Lorde finally met her muse. On Tuesday night, the 17-year-old Grammy Award winner from New Zealand posed for a photograph with Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett – who...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star George Brett, Inspiration Behind Her Hit Song "Royals"

Thanks to baseball star George Brett, we have Lorde's smash hit "Royals." The 17-year-old singing sensation met the former Kansas City Royals third baseman, the inspiration...


Ella Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and two times Grammy Awards winner artist. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, "Royals", in June 2013. Her début album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father, an Irish-New Zealander, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Sonja Yelich, a Croatian-New Zealander, is a prize-winning poet. She was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland.

Read more about Lorde on Last.fm.

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