Lorde has played the biggest show of her short career - performing for 40,000 people in Brazil.

After wowing a massive Chilean crowd last week she once again had the audience in the palm of her hand as she belted out hits at Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

After the show she tweeted her amazement at playing to such a big crowd.

today i found out that i played to forty thousand people at lolla last night. what EVEN

The Royals star will be in Australia later this month for her much anticipated tour.

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And judging by the response of her stage shows so far, Aussies are in for an incredible ride.

Lorde kicked off her set with Bravado and Glory and Gore before launching into Royals during the middle of the show.

She also pulled out her much-celebrated cover of rapper Kanye West's track, Hold My Liquor, and a confetti canon was unleashed during Team.

Dancing on stage, she showed her appreciation for the South American country by wrapping herself up in a Brazilian flag.

And after the gig she Tweeted a picture of huge crowd, with the caption: "Love you Brasil".

love you brasil. obrigada ?????? pic.twitter.com/Y2R3VY0gQQ

The singer, who wore white pants on the Brazilian stage, has recently spoken about how wearing pants rather than skirts make her feel powerful.

"Jackets and pants are my power clothes. I agree with Annie Lennox when she said, 'wearing a suit is like wearing armour'," she told Canadian magazine, Fashion.

"I wore pants and a shirt at the Grammys because it made me feel confident. I remember looking at early photos of Patti Smith when she was wearing those men's shirts she chopped off at the sleeve.

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"That, to me, is the strongest look in the world.

"A lot of my stage clothes are suits, jackets and trousers that come from designers like Philip Lim and Stella McCartney," she added.

- Daily Mail