Since the debut of her first single, “Royals,” in the summer of 2013, the 17-year-old singer from New Zealand has ruled the airways and been everywhere from the Grammys to the BRIT Awards. Now is she on her first North American tour, set to hit 16 cities this month, including Washington on Friday.
Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, is a 17-year-old singer from New Zealand. Her first single, “Royals,” dropped in the summer of 2013. Victoria Will/Invision/AP Buy Photo