Lorde Splits from Longtime Manager: 'Don't Underestimate My Skill'

On May 18, the New Zealand Herald reported that Lorde and Scott Maclachlan, the manager who discovered her when she was a preteen, had parted ways after a seven-year professional relationship. The announcement was met with both surprise and—in Lorde’s opinion—condescension. How could she, at the tender age of 18,… » 5/20/15 7:20pm 5/20/15 7:20pm

Taylor Swift and Lorde Are 'LOLing' Together, Definitely Not Fighting

Do you ever—when on the subway, walking in the street or chaperoning a school dance—feel like teens are laughing at you? Well, in the case of best friends Lorde (a real teen) and Taylor Swift (an eternal teen), they most definitely are. “That’s right, daddy-o,” they chuckle, flipping up the collars of their leather… » 4/07/15 10:30am 4/07/15 10:30am

25-Year-Old Taylor Swift Slips Booze to Her Teen Bestie Lorde

The year was 2015 and Lorde, a teen, was at a Golden Globes after-party with her older friend Taylor Swift. "You wanna drink some alcohol illegally?" Taylor asked, shoving a cup full of smelly liquid into Lorde's hand. "Aw, shucks, no," Lorde replied. "I don't do anything illegal." Suddenly Taylor's eyes were hard… » 1/16/15 10:30am 1/16/15 10:30am

Flight Attendant Covers Lorde's 'Royals' In the Air, Kills It

This is Robynn Shayne, a flight attendant who is also a singer. But sometimes she does both, like on a recent flight when she put down the inflatable jacket, picked up the guitar and covered Lorde for all of the passengers. "I wish I could sing like that," a passenger said during. Us, too. Us, too. » 11/27/14 6:30pm 11/27/14 6:30pm

Pitbull Performs on Kimmel, Remains Greatest Man on Earth

Pitbull dropped his eighth album, Globalization, on Tuesday, and continued his jolly romp across the universe as the most charismatic man alive. After his super-enthusiastic turn as American Music Awards host (second time!) and guesting on The View (also second time!), he hit Jimmy Kimmel for a pair of rousing-ass… » 11/26/14 2:30pm 11/26/14 2:30pm

Lorde Does a Really Good Imitation of Herself Hanging with Taylor Swift

We all know that Lorde and Taylor Swift's relationship started, in Lorde's words, over "thick-ass milkshakes" at Shake Shack. But as Lorde explained to Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, it developed further at a Grammy party after some rando confused Lorde for Taylor Swift's manager. The two women went along with it, and,… » 11/26/14 11:30am 11/26/14 11:30am

Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' Gets the Kanye West Treatment

Lorde's Hunger Games song "Yellow Flicker Beat" has gotten a touch of Kanye West, who has "reworked" it and turned it into a slower, moodier jam called "Flicker." What's a rework? Like a remix, I guess, but chiller and without Kanye actually speaking or rapping or singing. As one YouTube commenter wrote, "The title… » 11/11/14 5:00pm 11/11/14 5:00pm

Watch the Video for Lorde's Mockingjay Single 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

The audio was out, but thank goodness, now we have video. In "Yellow Flicker Beat," Lorde does some of her patented hand dancing in several locations, like a shiny wallpapered motel room and an empty stage, before walking aggressively through a crowded party. She's just channeling her inner Katniss, of course. » 11/06/14 9:30am 11/06/14 9:30am

South Park Releases Moving Top-40 Banger 'Push (Ya Ya Ya, I Am Lorde)'

Though Lorde's age and identity were long ago established beyond a reasonable doubt by the internet's most intrepid detectives, a reasonable doubt about her age and identity still remains. Last week's South Park brought the simmering controversy back into the light by revealing a piece of tantalizing information:… » 10/16/14 4:10pm 10/16/14 4:10pm