Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name "Lorde
" (pronounced (/ˈlɔrd/) (IPA) or "lord" in standard English), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy Awards winner. 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.