Lorde up for four Grammys (+ video)

Lorde poses backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! in Los Angeles. Photo / AP
Lorde poses backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! in Los Angeles. Photo / AP

Lorde will likely forgive The Recording Academy for accidentally labelling her Australian, after picking up multiple nominations for their prestigious Grammy Awards.

The New Zealand teenager was nominated for four gongs at the Los Angeles ceremony, mostly for her debut single Royals.

The 17-year-old Kiwi schoolgirl is in the running for song of the year, record of the year, best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album for Pure Heroine.

Lorde missed out on a showing in the best new artist category, which featured James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran.

Lorde's competition for song of the year comes from Bruno Mars's Locked out of Heaven, Pink's Just Give Me a Reason, Katy Perry's Roar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Same Love.

In the record of the year category she's up against Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams for Get Lucky, Imagine Dragons for Radioactive, Bruno Mars for Locked out of Heaven and Robin Thicke Featuring TI & Pharrell for Blurred Lines.

The Recording Academy was forced to correct the official Grammy website in the lead up to the nominations show, after they mistakenly hailed Lorde from Australia in a release about the performers.

Lorde's loyal Kiwi fans took to Twitter to remind the The Recording Academy of her true nationality - and the website was soon updated.

"@TheGRAMMYs Hey, guys, you need to get your facts straight. Lorde is NOT Australian. She's from New Zealand!," one fan tweeted.

"@lordemusic the Grammys are calling you Australian please show them a map," another wrote.

A note on the Grammy website said organisers knew the 17-year-old was from New Zealand but somehow Australia was accidentally typed.

"Lorde have mercy on us," they said.

Lorde's four nominations places her among some of the biggest artists of the year.

Jay Z took out the most nominations with nine, while Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all picked up seven.

Lorde's Royals held the number one spot on the US Hot 100 Billboard chart for nine-weeks, being knocked off last week by Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball.

The 2014 Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 26.

Previous Grammy winners from New Zealand have included Kimbra, for her involvement in the Gotye song Somebody That I Used to Know, the Flight of the Conchords, and jazz arranger Alan Broadbent.

- AAP

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