I can't believe it has already been two years since Lorde released her debut album, Pure Heroine. It seems like the singer has just always been there, like the sun or the Kardashians. But nope, two years ago, Lorde was simply a 16-year-old girl with a hit single and a lot to prove. Fast forward to 2015, and it appears that her mission has been accomplished. Pure Heroine has been a raging success, spawning five hit singles and two Grammy Awards, not to mention getting Lorde the title of first female to ever win Best Rock Video at the VMAs. No wonder Lorde honored Pure Heroine 's anniversary by posting on Twitter all Sunday — girl's got a lot to celebrate.
Now the interwebs have become antsy waiting for Lorde's next album to drop. Her recent collaboration with Disclosure has done little to satisfy the desperate need for new music from the singer. Sadly, it doesn't appear that a new album is on the horizon (insert sobs of desperation here).
This really gets one thinking: What in the world has Lorde been up to? Doesn't she know we need more of her goth-rock sensibilities in our life? How can she make us wait like this? The truth is, despite a lack of a second album, Lorde has been extremely busy these past two years, taking over the world one head thrash at a time.
She Completed A Sold Out World Tour
Lorde gave back to her fans with a showstopping, jaw-dropping world tour. #RockStarStatus
She's Been Cleaning Up At Awards Shows
She may never be royal, but Lorde certainly is music royalty. In addition to her two Grammys, Lorde has won two Billboard Awards, one Brit Award, three World Music Awards, and a gazillion other awards and nominations. You go, girl!
She's Been Keeping It Real
When Lorde saw how the media was photoshopping her pictures, she was quick to remind her fans that she isn't perfect. Bravo to the singer for going against the mainstream.
She Joined Taylor's Squad
Some could argue that this is a full-time job. It's always encouraging to see young female artists supporting one another.
She Was Made Into A Wax Figure
This wax figure is only slightly more stoic than the real thing.
She's Been Taking The Fashion World By Storm
Whether it's appearing on the cover of Vogue Australia or attending the Met Gala as Calvin Klein's date, Lorde has truly arrived as a fashion icon.
She's Been Busy Dancing Her Heart Out At Award Shows
From the AMAs to the Grammys, no one dances and emotes quite like Lorde. She truly is one of a kind.
She Curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Soundtrack
Not quite the same as a new solo album, but still amazing. Any Lorde music is good music.
She's Been Working On New Music
We don't know how or when, but Lorde will release a new album. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later, but regardless, Lorde will release new music when she's ready.
It's been a wild ride since Lorde released Pure Heroine, and I can't wait to see and hear what she does next.