Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name, Lorde. She holds the record for the youngest person to achieve a top spot on the Billboard music charts since 1987. Keep reading to know more about Lorde’s net worth in 2018.
Lorde Early Life
Ella was born on November 7, 1996, to Sonja Yelich and Vic O’Connor in Auckland, New Zealand. She has two sisters, Jerry and India and one brother, Angelo.
Lorde attended Vauxhall School and then Belmont Intermediate School.
In 2009, she and Louis McDonald were the winners of the annual talent show held at Belmont. They were invited to attend a radio show in New Zealand where they sand many song covers.
She attended Takapuna Grammar School while advancing her music career with UMG records but dropped out without pursuing year thirteen.
She started dating James Lowe, a photographer in 2013.
Lorde signed a deal with Universal Music Group in 2009. She collaborated with fellow singer Joel Little, and they produced an EP.
In 2012, Lorde herself released The Love Club EP which enjoyed great success in Australia and New Zealand. “Royals” was released individually from this EP and it became an international hit.
Pure Heroine, which was her first debut album was released in 2013. It was a chart-topper in many countries including New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada, Ireland, and Norway.
Her cover of Tears for Fears single “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” which wa produced by Lucas Cantor and Michael A. Levine was incorporated into the soundtrack of the hit film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
In 2013 she eventually signed a $2.5 million deal with Songs Music Publishing who won the bidding war against Sony Music Entertainment and her first label, Universal Music Group.
To promote and popularize her EP and her first album, Lorde embarked on a world tour in 2014 covering North America and Australia.
She also had the privilege of performing with “Nirvana” at the time when they finally became a part of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Her second album titled Melodrama was released on 16 June 2017.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, she won two Grammy Awards and the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Award for her song “Royals.”
Lorde has won a staggering 32 awards and been nominated for 85 in her nascent career as a musician.
She won the “Outstanding International Achievement Award” in 2014 in the Australian APRA Awards.
She also won the award for the “Best New Artist” in the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
She has won multiple accolades in the New Zealand Music Awards as well.
Net Worth of Lorde
Lorde’s estimated net worth at $12 million. The source of her revenue is, of course, she multiple musical endeavors: her EP’s and her albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her tracks have also made their way into multi-million-dollar movies which are also a part of her source of income.
Lorde is only in her early 20’s, and she is already an international music sensation. She has produced chart-topping numbers not only down south but also worldwide. Her achievements must be applauded for she has earned well-deserved fame at the very beginning of her career. She had started to sing tracks professionally at the tender age of fourteen. Thus, it is no surprise to see how far she has already come. She is already on her tour for Melodrama. It is hoped that she will go from strength to strength and that she will; produce many more successful albums and chart-toppers like “Royals.”