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2014 Grammy winners: Lorde takes song of the year award for ‘Royals’

Singer Lorde, winner of the Song of the Year Award for 'Royals', and the Best Pop Solo Performance Award for 'Royals', poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Lorde is now a Grammy-Award winner. According to E! Online on Jan. 26, the 17-year-old singer from New Zealand took home the award for song of the year at the 56th Grammy Awards for her chart-topping hit “Royals”.

The song, which took only 30 minutes to write, spent nine straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and has established Lorde as one of the bright new stars in the music industry. Not only did Lorde take home an award for the hit single, she also performed the song.

She began the song in Acapella showing off her voice and then as the beat started, she twitched as she delivered the lyrics of the well-known song. The performance was definitely memorable, but for Lorde, winning her first Grammy is a moment she couldn’t have imagined but at the same time an honor she definitely welcomes, but described her moment on stage accepting the award as something unexpected.

“Hello. This is one that I did not expect the most about tonight, so think you so much.”

She went on to thank those she was nominated with, including Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake before walking off the stage and back to her seat with the award. It was a moment that symbolized how much respect Lorde has for those who have inspired her and it also symbolized her newness to an accomplishment that is sure not to be her last.

Lorde also took home the award for best pop solo performance.

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