BREAKING NEWS: Lorde named Billboard’s hottest music star under 21?

17-year-old Royals singer Lorde, has officially been named as the hottest music star under 21 by Billboard.

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Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, managed to beat a number of chart topping stars to reach the top spot on the annual list – With Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer in second and Justin Bieber gaining third place!

Billboard said that as well as the New Zealander’s musical releases, she had “consistently demonstrated an influence that extends well beyond music, championing an image free of touch-ups and letting young girls know that they don’t have to dress provocatively to capture the public’s attention.”

Billboard’s statement bought light back to when the young star tweeted two photos, one unedited and the other touched-up to rid her of flaws:

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Rounding off the top five were Martin Garrix and Fifth Harmony (a girl group initially formed on X Factor US).

Lorde’s mum has since congratulated her by posting a photo of her daughter on Instagram, captioned: “@Billboard’s ‘Most Powerful Young Popstar for 2014’ – congratulations, Ella.”

The singer tweeted in response: “:) thanks mum (and @billboard ).”

We can’t help but agree with Billboard’s choice and we can’t wait to see what Lorde brings the world next!

Covers of the Week – She Looks So Perfect!

Here at Brumotions, we love to constantly shake things up!

Therefore we decided that we’re going to alternate between our usual weekly playlist and our new ‘Covers of the Week’ – for which we will be taking a song and giving you all a taste of some of our favourite cover versions of it!

So for our first ever ‘Covers of the Week’, we have chosen…

5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect!

Here is the original version of this incredible and already popular single!

But after a long search, through the greatness that is YouTube, why not look at our top 5 favourites below!


Against The Current – @ATC_BAND

 

An Honest Year – @AnHonestYear

 

Brad Kavanagh – @BradKavanagh

 

Fourth and Coast  – @fourthandcoast

 

IM5 – @IM5band


So what do you guys think? Let us know

And also make sure to check out our next ‘Covers of the Week’ on the 12th of May!