Lorde scores four Grammy nods
Kiwi popstar Lorde has been nominated for four Grammy music awards.
The teen, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, has been nominated for Song of the Year for her chart-topper Royals at the Grammy Nominations ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Auckland 17-year-old was also nominated for Record of the Year, alongside Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams, Radioactive, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke, for Royals.
Other nominations included best pop vocal album, for her record Pure Heroine, and best pop solo performance for Royals.
Lorde missed out on a nod for the Best New Artist, to surprise. The nominees in that category are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran.
Lorde's hit single was at the top spot of the US Billboard's Hot 100 chart for nine weeks.
Producer Joel Little, who is nominated alongside Lorde for Royals, tweeted his disbelief:
"A song that Ella & I made to give away for free just got nominated for 3 Grammys, & the album got one too. Whaat. So proud of @lordemusic"
P!nk's Just Give Me A Reason, Bruno Mars' Locked Out Of Heaven, Katy Perry's Roar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Same Love were the other four singles nominated for Song of the Year.
The Grammys are on January 26.