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How Lorde Achieved a Net Worth of $16 Million


Lorde is a music producer, singer, and songwriter from New Zealand. Dynamic is a word often used to describe her songwriting abilities. However, music analysts observed and commended her lyrical prowess. In 2009, at age 21, she was signed by Universal Music Group. In 2011, she received a song with which Joel Little collaborated. Lorde came into the music industry at a young age, and since then, she has had amazing collaborations with well-known artists like Pusha T, and Ariana Grande, among others.

Lorde, a vocal prodigy, signed with Universal Music Group at the tender age of 13 and has since released many singles that have charted extremely highly on the US Billboard hot 100. In 2011, she released a single backed by a song written by Joel Little. Lorde, who began her music career at a young age, has collaborated with Ariana Grande, Major Razor, Pusha T, and many more, and their songs have broken records. Lorde has achieved a hefty net worth of $16 million, which is how she did it.

Belmont Talent Show (2009)

When Lorde and her pal Louis McDonald won the Belmont talent competition in 2009, this was the start of something refreshing. In 2010, Lorde and McDonald established a duet named "Ella & Louis." According to Celebrity Networth, they performed live covers at local locations such as Victoria Theatre in Devon Port, Cafes in Auckland, and Radio New Zeland's afternoon broadcast. Afterward, her dad introduced her to Universal Music Group after sending the songs to A&R executive Scott Maclachlan.

The Love Club EP (2011-2012)

As early as 2011, Lorde had already begun giving live performances of her original music. Lorde's debut extended play, The Love Club, was released the following year after she partnered with legendary producer Joel Little. Lorde had been writing fiction and music for some time before she joined forces with Joel Little, a veteran of the pop-punk scene who taught her songwriting's intricacies. Included in the Love Club EP's five-song collection are the chart-topping "Royals."

It was hailed as indie rock electronica, went to #2 in New Zealand, and finally went Platinum and Multiplatinum in Australia. In addition, EP peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 in the US. By 2013, the hit song Royals had sold countless copies, and the total sales were at 2.7 million. Speculators predicted that she would become a young millionaire from songwriting royalties alone, and she already has a net worth in the six figures. And this is exactly what happened.

Pure Heroine (2013)

Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, is a dream-pop electronic album that explores the lives of suburban youths and their perspectives on popular culture. The album featured the single "Royals," which, in December 2017, became certified as a diamond after 10 million copies were purchased. According to Avenuegh, this was an extremely unusual occurrence in the history of US music. When Lorde was ready, she dropped the singles "Tennis Court" and "Team," both of which became top ten hits in the United States. The album was well received by both fans and critics alike, and it sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

South Park (2014)

Lorde has been the subject of multiple "South Park" parodies in Season 18 of the cartoon. The episode reveals that Lorde is Randy Marsh's alter persona and that his most popular song is "Push which revolves around taking advantage of the office women's restroom. Lorde, featured in the first two episodes, tweeted that she enjoyed the exposure after they aired, and she even sang a snippet of "Push" during an interview with New Zealand's TV3.

Yellow Flicker Beat (2014)

The song "Yellow Flicker Beat" by Lorde was featured in the Mokingjay film and earned her a nomination for a top spot at the Golden Globes. The vocalist was also responsible for selecting the songs used in the film.

Melodrama (2017)

Her second studio album Melodrama was released in 2017 and put her artistic imprint on the electronic pop subgenre. The album was hugely successful upon its initial release, topping the charts in New Zealand. Lorde wrote on her Facebook page before the album's release, "Writing Pure Heroine was my way of documenting our adolescent glory, of shining a spotlight on it eternally such that a portion of me never dies, and this record — well, it's about what happens after.

Lorde debuted the song "Homemade Dynamite" at the MTV Music Video Awards in August 2017, and subsequent singles "Greenlight," "Perfect Places," and "Homemade Dynamite" followed in the spring and summer of 2017. The album's breakthrough single, "Green Light," skyrocketed to prominence. According to High-Income Source, it was named Album of the Year during the New Zealand Music Awards and was up for the same award at the 60th Yearly Grammy Awards in 2018. In 2021, it was announced that Lorde would be the festival's main attraction in the 2022 edition of the Primavera Sound festival.

Awards (2013-2020)

With over 40 awards to her name, Lorde has won 4 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, 18 New Zealand Music Awards, an ASCAP Pop Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 3 World Music Awards, and 2 Grammys. This is quite the achievement, given that awards in the music industry are given to those who have shown exceptional growth and effort in their music production.

For her work on the song "Yellow Flicker Beat," which was included in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," she was nominated for both the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards in 2015. In addition, Lorde was the youngest individual to be featured in "Forbes" magazine's "30 Under 30" issue in 2014, and she was named to "Time's" "The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013 and 2014" lists.


Lorde, who is only in her twenties, has become a worldwide music phenomenon. Her songs have topped the charts more than once. Due to her natural ability and drive, she has already achieved a great deal in her young career. It's hardly shocking to see how far she's gone considering she began her professional singing career when she was just 14 years old. Through her hard work and sweat, Lorde has garnered a net worth of $16 million which is impressive.

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Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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