Rising singer Lorde won the song of the year trophy at the 56th Grammy Awards for her track ‘Royals’ after edging out other works like ‘Just Give Me a Reason’, ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, ‘Roar’ and ‘Same Love’.
The 17-year-old songstress also earned the best pop solo performance for her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ last night at LA’s Staples Center.
“This is the one thing I didn’t expect tonight. I also thank fellow nominees and category losers, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry for being inspirational vocal artists,” Lorde said while receiving the best pop solo performance award.
She missed out on a hat trick by losing her third nomination, record of the year to Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ took home the best pop vocal album . Other works in the category included ‘Paradise’ by Lana Del Rey, ‘Pure Heroine’ by Lorde, ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke and ‘The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience’ by Justin Timberlake.
Best country album award went to Kacey Musgraves for her ‘Same Trailer Different Park’.The awards show was hosted by LL Cool J.