Breakout New Zealand star Lorde has no interest in giving her fans a nickname in the vein of Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters" or Katy Perry's "Katy Cats." The "Royals" singer told Look magazine, "I find it grating to lump everyone into a really awkward, pun-centric name. People joke about it on Twitter, 'You should call us The Disciples.' Never! I have discouraged it. I've tweeted multiple times, 'No fan name, I do no condone this.'"
- Lorde has kept her stance on this consistent since at least last April, when she tweeted, "I will NEVER name my fans, promise . . . that s*** is icky."
- While Lorde doesn't want to brand her fans, she added that she has no problems being labeled a "pop star." The 17-year-old explained, "People think pop's filthy and shameful. I love pop music! I don't think it's right to s*** on a genre just because some stuff about it isn't perfect. Pop is really powerful and if I'm a pop star then I'll be that to the best of my ability."
- Lorde is up for four Grammy Awards for "Royals" and her debut album, Pure Heroine, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. The awards will be handed out on January 26th in Los Angeles and Lorde will also perform at the event.
- She's set to begin a North American tour on March 3rd in Austin, Texas.
- "Royals" made Lorde the youngest female U.S. chart-topper in 25 years, the first woman to top the Modern Rock survey in 17 years and the first person from New Zealand to score a U.S. Number One.
- The second single from Pure Heroine, "Team," is currently Number Four on the Alternative radio chart.