"Royals," Lorde's deadpan indictment of pop-star consumption run amok, was named song of the year Sunday at the 56th
, extending the success of a tune that spent nine straight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.
A songwriting prize, the Grammy went to Lorde (born Ella Yelich-O'Connor) and Joel Little, who also produced the track. In its recorded form, "Royals" was nominated as record of the year and in the pop solo performance category; Lorde's album "Pure Heroine" earned a nod as pop vocal album too.
"Everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece / Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash," Lorde sings, "We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair."
"Royals" beat out
The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013. The 56th awards are being held at