Lorde took over the Grammy stage just minutes into Sunday's telecast to perform her hit "Royals." Donning uncharacteristically straight hair and a black-and-white pantsuit, the 17-year-old singer started with a stripped-down rendition of the smash song before crescendoing into the radio version.
Lorde was also up for four awards at the show, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Royals" earned nods for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, winning Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. "Pure Heroine," her debut album, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. Lorde was one of a handful of snubs in the Best New Artist category.
The singer saw a successful debut year in 2013, during which "Royals" sat at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. Lorde also released "Tennis Court" and "Team," the latter peaking at No. 11.
Other performers at the 56th annual Grammy Awards included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Madonna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. LL Cool J hosted the show.
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01/26/2014 11:46 PM EST
Because The Grammys Aren't Live Because This Isn't 2014 Apparently
call your relatives on the west coast and tell them it's not worth it #grammys— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:36 PM EST
Daft Punk Dominated Grammys Night
"Random Access Memories" was named Album of the Year, the fifth total Grammy Award Daft Punk won on Sunday night.
01/26/2014 11:32 PM EST
Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy. And I will never stop shaking. #PatheticFanGirlOfTheYear— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:31 PM EST
Beyonce lays her eyes on Pharrell's hat, reacts accordingly #Grammys http://t.co/6LlaZFKN1N— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) 1 year ago
01/26/2014 11:30 PM EST
Billie Joe Armstrong Is The Lead Singer Of Green Day
punk is dad http://t.co/euoxLezLMb— Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:29 PM EST
Matt Drudge Weighs In On The Grammys
GAY WEDDINGS AT GRAMMYS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:27 PM EST
Do You Agree?
Kacey Musgraves is what Sandra Bullock would look like as a country star #Grammys— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) 6 years ago
01/26/2014 11:24 PM EST
The Grammys' In Memoriam Segment; Or ...
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01/26/2014 11:22 PM EST
This Is What Madonna Looked Like During "Same Love"