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Ya gurl Ella Yelich O’Connor continues to ascend her ceaseless international summit of fame and glory, as the 17 year old queen of 2013’s music industry  has earned an impressive four nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Taking out spots in the coveted Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year categories for her unprecedentedly well received and adored Royals (Record of the year refers to a song, not to be confused with Album of The Year); Lorde also took out a nomination in the Best Pop Vocal Performance for Royals, along with  a nod in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for Pure Heroine.
The Grammys website erroneously reported Lorde as an Australian on their website – a mistake which has, sadly, since been corrected – while only two Aussie acts earned nominations: Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaiyote for Best R&B performance and Tame Impala receiving a nod for Best Alternative Music Album for their excellent record and triple j favouriteLonersim. 
While 2013 is (arguably) the Year Of Our Lorde much like last year’s nominations was the Year Of Gotye, Lorde has some strong competition to match in all four categories. Listed below are the major categories’ nominees; find the full list — where Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis dominate — here

56th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees 2014
Song Of The Year

“Just Give Me a Reason,” Pink

“Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars

“Roar,” Katy Perry

“Royals,” Lorde

“Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Record Of The Year

“Get Lucky” – Daft Punk and Pharrell Wiliams
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Royals” – Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
Album Of The Year

“The Blessed Unrest” – Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” – Daft Punk
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” – Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” – Taylor Swift
Best New Artist
James Blake

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran
Best Alternative Music Album Of The Year

“The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” – Neko Case
“Trouble Will Find Me” – The National 
“Hesitation Marks” – Nine Inch Nails
“Lonerism” – Tame Impala
“Modern Vampires of The City” – Vampire Weekend
And remember that time we spoke to Lorde before she got grammy famous? We do. Watch below.

Title image by Ryan Pierse via Getty.