1. She’s young – 16 YEARS OLD, PEOPLE. What were you doing at 16? Rather than getting a driver’s license or braces like the rest of us, she’s traveling the world and is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
2. She’s beautiful – Check out those tresses! Her hair is long and amazing. She hasn’t cut it in four years.
3. She’s foreign – A little kiwi from New Zealand, Lorde is not your all-American girl.
4. She writes her own music – Beyonce had 6 writers and 4 producers create her hit Run The World (Girls) but Lorde has been writing her own music since she was 13.
5. She’s vocally talented – No autotune! She’s the breath of fresh air we’ve all been looking for. Finally, there’s someone out there we can listen to with real musical talent. Those windpipes of hers are a true gift.
6. She’s funny – Check out her Twitter and Tumblr accounts. She may sing like an adult, but she’s still a teenager at heart.
7. She’s got hits – Haven’t listened to “Royals”? You could hear it one time and sing along. Her new single Tennis Courts will have you swooning.
8. She has great stage presence – No stage fright for this girl. Lorde has found her calling, and she continues to wow us all.
9. She hangs out with Diplo – Even one of the most famous, internationally-recognized music producers wants to hang out with her.
10. She’s cooler than we’ll ever be. And that’s the sad truth.