Grammy Award winner and megapopular pop singer from New Zealand, Lorde revealed that she has Croatian citizenship.
Lorde or Ella Yelich-O'Connor talked with American comedian Marc Maron for his podcast ‘WTF’ and spoke about her Croatian origins.
-My mother is Croatian. There’s like 100 thousand Croats in New Zealand and lots of them have been there for a long time. There is lot of wine around here and Dalmatians drink a lot of wine. So yes, I’m Croatian and I have Croatian citizenship – said Lorde.
When Maron asked her if she got the citizenship just because her mother is from Croatia, she said that she thinks she got it for being ‘’fancy, famous Croatian’’.
-I think they hooked me, so to speak – explained Lorde.
It’s interesting that Lorde got a chance to meet Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic on her recent visit to New Zealand. Grabar Kitarovic praised with their photo on her official Facebook page.
Photo: Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic Facebook page
For those who don’t know, Lorde is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. Her debut single ‘’Royals’’ became an international crossover hit and made her the youngest solo artist to achieve a US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.
Lorde's music consists of subgenres such as dream pop and indietronica. She has earned two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award and ten New Zealand Music Awards. In 2013, she was named among Time's most influential teenagers in the world, and in the following year, she was part of Forbes's "30 Under 30" list.