Why Lorde is weary of the 'anti-Miley' label

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New Zealand's Ella Yelich O'Connor, the singer-songwriter known as Lorde, is progressive, thoughtful and subtle in both music and presentation.

Just last week, the 16-year-old breakout artist became the first New Zealander to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her song Royals, knocking Miley Cyrus out of the top spot.


The Kiwi musician joins Jian to perform from her debut record, Pure Heroine, and to discuss how it feels to be in the international limelight. She also reacts to all the headlines calling her the "Anti-Miley" and explains why, different as they are, she doesn't like that label.

"I get really frustrated about people pitting me as the anti-Miley," she said. "People like to pit female artists against each other ... it's not some sort of fight to the death."

And just because she doesn't choose to wear revealing clothing when performing, she has absolutely no problem with women who do.

"People think I don't wear bras and undies in my videos because I think there's something wrong with it. I don't. I just personally don't feel super comfortable with it and I don't think it will help my music come across any different. But if I wanted to do than it would be my choice and it would be fine and I have absolutely no problem with anyone else doing it."

Listen to the interview and let us know what you think, or watch Lorde perform Royals live in Studio Q below!

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