VH1′s September You Oughta Know artist Lorde‘s debut album, Pure Heroine, won’t be released in the United States until Monday, September 30, but it’s already ranked #9 on the iTunes charts (sitting right behind Lorde’s The Love Club E.P. at #8). Even though she’s only 16, Lorde is fully aware of the wild expectations and promises that Pure Heroine is “more mature” and “more developed.”
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The ’90s were a simpler, grungier time where a riot grrl could find love with a Beastie Boy and where the hottest thing a woman could do was sling on a guitar and sing about her feelings. The 10 couples on this list not only made music that defined an era, but their stories defined our early romantic fantasies and gave us intense cautionary tales.
No one is born a star. Even if someone is born with a killer voice, they still have to toil away for years. They’ve got to hone their chops and await their big break. Thankfully, obscurity doesn’t mean the same thing as invisibility. The 10 stars on our list all have early moments caught online that they might not want us to see now.
Nevertheless, we think it’s important to remember that Lady Gaga used to perform at New York open mics in simple cotton dresses, or that Kanye West once toiled in the studio trying to impress Jay-Z, or that Ed Sheeran gleefully stuffed marshmallows into his mouth for no good reason at all.
VH1′s September You Oughta Know artist Lorde might be on the verge of unwittingly becoming the world’s newest pop sensation, but don’t worry, the precocious teen is fully aware of the pitfalls of fame. If you follow Lorde’s twitter or tumblr, you’ll already know that she has a fascination with young starlets who have fallen from grace, but does she have a particular favorite “train wreck”?
Are you tired of waiting for VH1′s You Oughta Know artist Lorde‘s debut album, Pure Heroine, to come out?!? The album officially drops on September 30, but starting today you can listen to the exclusive album stream right here on VH1.com.
We’ve been tracking September’s You Oughta Know artist Lorde‘s ascension to pop royalty all month and yesterday marked a unique milestone for the 16-year-old pop princess from New Zealand. Last night, “Royals” rose to the top spot on the iTunes singles chart. The song knocked Miley Cyrus‘ ”Wrecking Ball” off the throne and instigated some nasty fights on twitter!
We already know that VH1′s September You Oughta Know artist Lorde takes her inspirational cues from unique places. Her hit single “Royals” was inspired not only by her love for old school aristocracy, but also by a National Geographic photo of a baseball player. Now, Lorde is dishing to VH1 about why her song “Tennis Court” is about nostalgia, glamour … and Tumblr?
We told you last month about VH1 You Oughta Know artist Lorde‘s stateside debut at Le Poisson Rouge, but now you’ve got the chance to see the concert yourself. Over the next week, we’ll be rolling out exclusive clips from that August 6 gig starting today with her hit single, “Royals,” as well as the title track of her EP, The Love Club.