lorde 2014 billboard music awards best new artist Lorde channels Maleficent while accepting Best New Artist Award at the 2014 Billboard Music AwardsLooking like a cross between “Black Swan” and “Maleficent” in a gothic ensemble, furry cape and all; Lorde took to the stage to accept the award for Best New Artist at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

In case you forgot she was 17, the “Royals” singer relied on electronics for help remembering what to say while accepting her first accolade of the night. Saying upon taking the stage, “Actually this is kind of embarrassing, but I’ve written what I want to say on my phone, because I really don’t wanna screw it up.”  

Lorde also took home the award for Best Rock Song.

Posted by:Sarah Huggins