Lorde celebrates 18th birthday

Happy birthday, Lorde! As the New Zealand artist celebrates turning 18, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Lorde and for you...

This is what Lorde, who is a Scorpio, can be expecting today:

Are you still thinking what you were thinking a few days ago? Have you tried in the interim to shake-off those ideas and replace them with more sensible, down-to-earth, thoughts? Or, despite your best efforts to forget tantalising glimpses of far-fetched possibilities, are you still attracted to the idea of exploring unknown territory? The most obvious route to success is not always the most appropriate one, as you will discover, if you are brave, this weekend. Allow yourself to be as inventive and innovative as you dare.

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Lorde, birth name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, was born in Takapuna in 1996 and later moved to Auckland with her family where she was raised.

The singer-songwriter first broke out onto the music scene with her debut studio album Pure Heroine which peaked atop the charts in New Zealand and Australia and reached the top five of several national charts, including Canada, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.

In mid-2013, Lorde released her debut single Royals which was critically acclaimed and hailed as as "sort of a response to everything that’s on pop radio".

The anti-consumerist anthem reached number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the US Billboard Hot 100 chart making Lorde the youngest solo artist to achieve a US number-one single since Tiffany with her number-one hit I Think We're Alone Now in 1987.

In January 2014, Forbes placed Lorde on their "30 Under 30" list of young people "who are changing our world".

In September, the self-declared feminist released Yellow Flicker Beat as the first single from the soundtrack album for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which premieres later this month.