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Lorde's Grammys Nominations Night Kicks Off With 'Royals' Performance

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Lorde is nominated for the 2014 Grammys.
Lorde is nominated for the 2014 Grammys.

Lorde hit the stage at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Friday for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" on CBS. The 17-year-old New Zealand singer performed her hit song "Royals," which received nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The teen singer kept her rendition simple, stripping down the chart-topper to a cappella licks as she stood alone at the mic.

This will be Lorde's first trip to the Grammy awards. She rose to fame earlier this year with the release of her lead single, "Royals," which was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, and her debut studio album, "Pure Heroine," which received a nod for Best Pop Vocal Album. This week, Lorde released the new music video to "Team," the third cut off of her album.

Lorde, who has become known for her uncensored opinions, hinted at what she expects from the Grammys in November, telling Q Magazine, "I'm a feminist so certain things about music I find frustrating. I think pop is scarily powerful. There are a lot of shock tactics these days: people trying to outdo each other, which will probably culminate in two people f--king onstage at the Grammys. I try to keep my blinkers on and focus on making music."

For the full Grammys nominations list of 2014 nominees, head to the Grammys website. The awards show will air on CBS on Jan. 26, 2014.

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