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Lorde “rocks” MTV Video Music Awards

Lorde makes history at the MTV Video Music Awards – proving that rock ‘n roll is far from being dead


Lorde proved once again that she is on top of her game by winning an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) award.

The first female solo artist to score in the rock category (for the hit single Royals), Lorde’s win came as a surprise to many viewers around the world. With some heavy rock ‘n roll competition coming from bands like Linkin Park and the Arctic Monkeys, Lorde’s softer tones shocked and confused the audience, establishing that Lorde is indeed a proper rock chic.

The 17-year-old performer also swore on live television, appearing somewhat confused in the heat of the moment.

“Is there like a specific place I’m supposed to be looking?” Lorde said as she arrived on the stage, trying to locate the camera.

“This is super crazy and I’m super grateful. I want to thank my video director Joel Kefali and my friends from school, who were in the video. And… oh, sh*t, you guys voted – sorry for swearing – thank you so much!”

Lorde came to the VMA awards with her sister Jerry Yellich-O’Connor, sitting next to pal and American country pop star Taylor Swift. Her signature outfit – a black jumpsuit – also continued to be a talking point throughout the night.



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