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Lorde Laughs at Best Rock Song Win at Billboard Awards, Posts GIF

Aware that she is not a quintessential rock star, Lorde last month laughed at her Billboard Music Awards nominations for Best Rock Artist, Album and Song.

“shit i got nominated for 12 billboard awards? including best rock artist/album/song haha ~RAWK~” Tweeted the playfully perplexed Lorde on April 9.

And if the mere act of being nominated would warrant a comedic reaction, surely a victory in any rock category would elicit a reaction of humorous bewilderment.

Indeed it did. And it came in GIF form.

“This is me confused about unwittingly having written best ~rock~ song lol dork,” Tweeted Lorde, with an attached Tumblr GIF showcasing her wry reaction to winning the award for Best Rock Song. A version of the GIF, issued by the awards show’s publicity team, follows:


In addition to scoring Best Rock Song for her breakthrough smash “Royals,” Lorde also claimed the trophy for Top New Artist and performed “Tennis Court” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

Written by Brian Cantor

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