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Lorde performs in Sydney, Australia, in October.
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December 5, 2013 The story of 2013's wild-haired teenage pop phenomenon has more than a few parallels with the 1991 emergence of grunge kingpins Nirvana, but recast for the millennial age.
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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Valerie June, Mike Milosh of Rhye; bottom row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Earl Sweatshirt.
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December 4, 2013 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a special edition of All Songs Considered that brings together the themes of the year, the albums that won us over and the musicians we lost in 2013.
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Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, is out now.
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September 30, 2013 All Things Considered's Audie Cornish speaks with the teenage New Zealand singer about her new album, Pure Heroine. "Royals" is just about the opposite of anything you'd hear from Lorde's pop peers.
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Lorde performs "Royals" on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
August 13, 2013 New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor is just 16, but she's already notched one of the year's biggest hits, "Royals," in her home country. Watch Lorde perform the song live in KCRW's studios.
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