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    Lorde's Birth Certificate Is Released to Dispel Age Rumors

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    Lorde has achieved so much at her age. Case and point: The New Zealand native reached No. 1 on the Billboard 100 last year and she just took home two Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her smash hit "Royals."

    But the singing sensation's success got a few, or rather a bunch of conspiracy theorists wondering if the pop phenom is in fact a teenager. A 17-year-old to be exact.

    Website The Hairpin wanted to put the kibosh on the rumors that Lorde is an age imposter once and for all, so they ordered a copy of her birth certificate for NZ$17.02.

    The document lists her birth name (Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor) and reveals her date of birth is Nov. 7, 1996.

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    So there you have it, the Kiwi is a teenager and a Scorpio.

    "At last, Lorde age truthers, the rumors can be put to rest: Lorde is not old, she is just more talented and successful than you were at 16 or perhaps than you ever will be, really. (She's also quite funny about it.)," the website adds.

    But Lorde understands that she does look and act much older than her age.

    "Hi, I'm Ella and I'm actually 45," she deadpanned to Vanity Fair during a recent interview.

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