LOS ANGELES – Declaring that “this isn”t the kind of thing that happens to people from New Zealand,” a slightly overwhelmed Lorde was at a loss for words when it came to describing how receiving four Grammy nominations made the 17-year old feel.
Her song, “Royals,” which spent 9 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, garnered both record of the year and song of the year nods, while the singer also got a best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album nomination.
Though new to the game, Lorde has proven herself to be fairly savvy with a certain take-no-prisoners attitude. When asked if people in New Zealand understood the significance of Grammys, she tartly added, in that way that only a teenager can, “we”ve got the internet so everyone”s covered. It”s all good.”
The Grammy Awards take place Jan. 26, 2014.
Read a summary of the other biggest nominees here.