Lorde Has Been Running Her Career Since She Was 12

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St Jerome's Laneway Festival - SydneyLorde's successful music career and outspoken opinions have cemented her as a role model.

So, what does she think about that?

"That's a crazy one because, obviously I am 17, I'm going to f-ck some stuff up at some point, because I think that's a natural part of becoming an adult," she told Australia's The Music when asked about being considered a role model. "But as long as people are willing to accept me as an imperfect role model, then I guess I'm honored."

In addition to saying she didn't think "Royals" is her best song (because she's grown up and grown as a songwriter), Lorde dished on having a big say on her career at such an early age.

"Basically from when I was 12 or 13 I've been calling the shots in regard to my own career and my management and label have been super open to that, which is weird because lots of adults who've been doing what they do for a long time don't really want to take direction from someone who is just starting high school," she said.

"But I've always known what was best for my art and what I was doing and people have kind of respected that. I guess I've just been saying how things should be for long enough that people don't really question it anymore."

And it's clear she knows what she's talking about.

Not only did Lorde win two Grammys this year for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, but "Royals" went certified four times platinum.

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