Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Of Croatian and Irish descent, Ella Yelich-O’Connor was born in Takapuna to Vic O’Connor, a civil engineer, and Sonja Yelich (Croatian: Sonja Jelić), a poet, on 7 November 1996. She was raised in the nearby suburb of Devonport with her two sisters, Jerry and India, and her brother, Angelo.
she became interested in performing as a child. In her early teens, she signed with Universal Music Group and was later paired with the songwriter and record producer Joel Little, who has co-written and produced most of Lorde’s works. Her first major release, The Love Club EP, was commercially released in March 2013. The EP reached number two on the national record charts of New Zealand and Australia.
In 2014, she began dating photographer James Lowe. She has won numerous awards including four New Zealand Music Awards.