Lorde to Release Lead Single and Curate Soundtrack Album For Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Lorde Performing "Tennis Courts" at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the
first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.

The 17-year-old New Zealand native who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit “Royals,” and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album PURE HEROINE [LAVA/Republic Records].

Her quadruple platinum selling single ‘Royals’ helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Rock Song,‘ and two GRAMMY Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She currently holds the record for ‘Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013′ and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.

“Curatingthe soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipatedfilm was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance, said Lorde. The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise
people.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgates global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins bestselling Hunger Games trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.

In other news, 17 year old Ella Yelich-OConnor was recently nominated for two Video Music Awards for her debut single and accompanying video Royals, placing her in the Best Rock Videocategory amongst Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Imagine Dragons and Linkin Park, and in the Best Female Videocategory alongside Ariana, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry.

Lorde will be performing at this years Lollapalooza Festival on Friday, August 1st on the Bud Light Stage at 6:45PM and will be embarking on her third
national North American tour on September, 5th in Philadelphia (dates below).

“Pure Heroine” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and stores nationwide.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

08/01 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

08/03 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC

09/05 – Mann Center Philadelphia, PA

09/06 – Boston Calling Festival Boston, MA

09/07 – Artpark Lewiston, NY

09/11 – Ottawa Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON

09/12 – TD Echo Beach Toronto, ON

09/14 – JBL Live at Pier 97 New York, NY

09/15 United Palace New York, NY

09/16 United Palace New York, NY

09/18 – The Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC

09/19 – Music Midtown Atlanta, GA NEW DATE

09/20 – iHeartRadio Music Festival – MGM Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – NEW
DATE

09/22 – Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN

09/23 – LC Pavilion Columbus, OH

09/24 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH

09/26 – BMO Harris Pavilion Milwaukee, WI

09/27 – Harrah’s Casino, Stir Grove Council Bluffs, IA

09/28 – 1STBANK Center Broomfield, CO

09/30 – The Joint Las Vegas, NV

10/02 – Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA

10/03 – Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA – NEW DATE

10/06 – Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA

10/07 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – NEW DATE

10/09 – Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

10/10 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater San Diego, CA

10/10 – 10/12 @ Austin City Limits Austin, TX (Weekend 2 only)

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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