Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer/songwriter. Lorde was born in Takapuna and grow up in Devonport, Auckland, where she learned how to sing and perform as a young child and was signed to Universal Music Group on her teen years. The singer was later paired with the record producer and song writer Joel Little, who co-writes and produces a large amount of Lorde's works. Her debut release, The Love Club EP, was publicly released in March 2013. The EP topped at number two on the national record charts of Australia and New Zealand.