Lorde closes MMVA performing two tracks from Melodrama, after taking out award
New Zealand singing sensation Lorde was awarded International Artist Of The Year at the iHeartRadio Muchmusic Video Awards in Toronto on Monday evening.
She knocked out nominees Ed Sheeran, Future, Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar for the title, which was awarded to Nick Jonas last year.
Lorde was also nominated for the awards Most Buzzworthy International Artists or Group and Fan Fave International Artist or Group.
Tonight was so amazing Ella, I waited 6 hours to see you and it was so worth it. 💜 pic.twitter.com/GTUHbk3nRZ— 🍋eryka (@femlorde) June 19, 2017
The MMVA is an annual event presented by the Canadian television channel Much to honour the year's best music videos.
Lorde appeared shocked when she reached the stage to collect the award.
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'Thank you, I want to say thank you so much, Canada was one of the first places to go hey we like this little weirdo so thank you,' she told the crowd.
As fans screamed their adoration for the star, she continued with a reference to her album Melodrama that was just released on Friday.
"I just want to say how grateful I am to everyone who waited for this record.
'I know it's a long time to wait. Honestly to all of you, everyone who listened, all the kids outside of my hotel who said they love that album, thank you, I appreciate it."
The 20-year old singer also closed the event by performing two of her singles from Melodrama - Green Light and Perfect Places.
She started out with Green Light wearing a baggy red tracksuit.
She then removed her jacket to sing her second single Perfect Places - joined by a choir wearing black and white sports gear.
It was reported that her show featured a mesmerising fireworks display.
Lorde will perform in New Zealand this November.
Ticket sales went live today, but those for her Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch shows sold out in minutes.
Ticketmaster said there were none available as early as 12.02pm.