News

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 Sports

This week’s best sports shots

llws

Some of the best plays and biggest newsmakers from the week in sports.

in Sports

Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

justinwilson

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

in Sports

Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

serena

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

in Sports

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

bullsrose

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

in Sports

‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

23-overlay18

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.