Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

ROYALTY:Lorde shot to international fame after releasing her hit song, "Royals." Photo: Associated Press

Lorde met the real-life “Royal” behind the photo that inspired her hit song and propelled her to stardom.

The New Zealand teen said she saw a 1970s-era photo of George Brett, an MLB Hall of Famer who at the time played for the Kansas City Royals, and it inspired her to write about missing out on the lifestyle of the rich and famous. The photograph, originally published in National Geographic, featured Brett in his Royals jersey surrounded by autograph seekers.

When the teen pop star played Kansas City last month, the team sent her a jersey.

The pair finally met last night in Las Vegas, bringing the story of a chart-topping single and a singer’s rise to fame full circle.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Feds want 300-year sentence for woman involved in kidnapping


Nicole Vaisey admitted to involvement in kidnapping of two Amish girls, sexual exploitation of six children; Vaisey, Stephen Howells to be sentenced in Dec.

in Local

30-year State Police vet becomes highest-ranking woman in force

State Police

Patricia Groeber is new first deputy superintendent of New York State Police; she becomes highest-ranking woman in 98-year history of State Police

in Sports

Royals players get $370K bonus for World Series win


The World Series champion Kansas City Royals generously split up their Fall Classic players' pool haul of more than $25 million into 55 full shares worth $370,069 apiece, Major League baseball said on Monday.

in National

Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

in Local

Police: Cortland man failed to aid in stabbing investigation


James Seybold, of Cortland, was arrested Sunday after refusing to speak with police about stabbing investigation outside Cortland bar