And The GRAMMY Went To ... Lorde
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Royals" (iTunes>)
Won for: Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance
Previous wins: Lorde's two GRAMMY wins this year marked the first wins of her career.
Did you know?: Lorde won two of the four GRAMMYs she was nominated for at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, picking up both Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals." The track is featured on her 2013 debut album, Pure Heroine, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Lorde co-wrote "Royals" at age 15 with fellow New Zealand native and songwriter/producer Joel Little, who also emerged a first-time winner for Song Of The Year. According to Little, the song's title was inspired by a picture of former Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett. Lorde performed "Royals" on the 56th GRAMMY telecast.