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Lorde, winner of best pop solo performance Grammy, thanks her competitors

Published on Jan 27, 2014 11:06 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - New Zealand teen songstress Lorde earned the statue for best pop solo performance for her mega-hit Royals.

Lorde, a poised 17-year-old, thanked her competitors who included Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry as she accepted the Grammy at the music industry's annual night in Los Angeles.

"This is the one thing that I did not expect the most about tonight," Lorde said, saying of her rivals for the Grammy: "I have been so inspired by all of your vocal work at some point in my life, so thank you."

She is also up for song and record of the year.

Singer Lorde accepts the Best Pop Solo Performance award for Royals onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Jan 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
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