PM congratulates Lorde on Grammy success
PM congratulates Lorde on Grammy
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated
Lorde and Joel Little on their success at the Grammy Awards
Auckland singer/songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor,
who performs as Lorde, won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo
Performance, and together with co-producer Joel Little won
Song of the Year for Royals.
“This Grammy success
underlines a fantastic year for Lorde and Joel Little. They
have achieved something no other New Zealander has,’’
says Mr Key.
“Lorde is a phenomenal talent and an
inspiration to all young New Zealanders. At just 17
years-old she has a great future. Her success today has made
us all very proud,” says Mr
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