Publication date January 4, 2024

Don't be fooled by her looks, Lorde is actually 47 years old!

The internet loves conspiracy theories. I personally find them very intriguing. Well, we cannot just overlook the creativity that goes behind a conspiracy theory. Over the years we have had many interesting ones from Obama being part of the Illuminati to Steve Jobs still being alive. But there was one conspiracy theory that even had me convinced for a moment. The conspiracy theory is so simple and bizarre that you might believe it for a moment. The conspiracy theory was about the 26-year-old Kiwi singer Lorde. The theory was she might not be in her 20s rather the Internet thought she may be in her early 40s. The rumor started with a copy of the celebrity’s birth certificate which could easily be doctored.

Lorde is in her 40s?

Source: Billboard

But why would anyone believe in something so strange?

This crazy tale began with Emma Carmichael when she tried to acquire a copy of Lorde’s birth certificate. But Emma Carmichael did not get her hands on a copy of the singer’s birth certificate. Instead, she got her hands on a typed page which claimed that Lorde was born in 1996. 

After the initial buzz, the netizens did what they did best. Tried to break down the rumors with “logic”. If you read some of the threads then you might feel like everyone online was Sherlock Holmes blessed with the power of deduction. Netizens used their great facial reading skills and estimated Lorde might be anywhere between 30 to 49 years of age.  

What helped people to convince further that Lorde actually might be in her 40s is the amount of mature content she sings. So when this conspiracy theory came into circulation many were easily convinced. Some online trolls took it a bit further and started joking about how she looks like a mother of four. Lorde is known for highlighting major issues through her art. She has highlighted major things like climate change through her art. But being wiser beyond her age has worked against her in this case. People were certain that someone who is in her 20s cannot be that wise and she had to be in her 40s.

Everyone has their own unique identity and so does Lorde. She sings quite a different tune when it comes to mainstream music. When everyone is talking about being rich, the 26-year-old singer’s “Royals” talks about the lack of desire to make money. And honestly, we cannot hold the urge not to make money against someone. She always had a unique approach when it was about her art. She has never been someone who will write a song about parties and living life on the fast lane. But her uniqueness is what made this entire conspiracy theory more believable. 

But is Lorde in her 40s?

Lorde is not in her 40s. It all came to light when it was established that the piece of the document obtained by Emma Carmichael was in fact the real one and Lorde was born in 1996. But I think it’s hilarious that so many people actually believed in this crazy conspiracy theory. And conspiracy theories spread like wildfire and there's always an element of “what if this is true?” in them. We know it’s not true but deep down they do excite us and that is the reason many such conspiracy theories come up and many still believe them.

But are you one of those who believed that Lorde was actually in her 40s? Truth be told this conspiracy theory had me fooled for a second. And honestly, netizens can be quite convincing sometimes. But do comment down below if is there any conspiracy theory out there that you think is true.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. How old is Lorde?

Lorde was born on November 7, 1996, so as of January 2024, she is 27 years old. She’s a singer and songwriter, who became an international crossover hit in 2023 with her debut studio album, Pure Heroine.

Q. Is Lorde going on tour in 2023?

No, Lorde's Solar Power Tour, which ran from April 2022 to March 2023, officially wrapped up in March of 2023. The tour spans over 70 shows in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania. While there haven't been any official announcements of a new tour in 2023, there are still possibilities for shows later in the year.

Q. How old was Lorde when she was discovered?

Lorde was 12 when she first discovered, she was signed to a development contract with the Universal Music Group after an agent received footage of her singing at a middle-school talent show.

Q. What’s Lorde's age?

As of January 2024, Pure Heroine singer Lorde is 27 years old. She was born on 7 November 1996. 

Q. What’s Lorde's real name?

Lorde’s real name is Ella Marija Lani Yellich-O'Connor. She is a popular New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Q. Where is Lorde from?

Lorde is from Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. She was raised in the suburbs of Auckland and demonstrated a knack for public performance at an early age.

Q. Does Lorde have kids? 

No, as of January 2024, Lorde doesn’t have any children. There haven’t been any official announcements or public discussions from Lorde or her close circle about having children.

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