Back in the 1980s, American singer-songwriter, Madonna Louise Ciccone launched herself onto the music scene calling herself simply ‘Madonna’. With the solo name, she went onto become one of the most successful singers of the late 20th century and was crowned ‘Queen of Pop’ after a succession of top selling albums. Since then, a number of singers have adopted a single name and have risen to the top of the pop world, Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, Eminem to name a few.

Following this solo name idea, Kiwi teenage singer-songwriter, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor for obvious reasons, decided on a shorter stage name and came up with ‘Lorde’. She went onto become an international sensation winning a number of awards to reach the status of a top performer doing two world tours between 2013 and 2018. read more