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New Zealand's Prime Minister praises Lorde: 'She made the whole country sit up and take notice'

Over the weekend, New Zealand based songstress Lorde won 2 GRAMMYs and the Prime Minister of her home country has now spoken out in praise of her incredible achievements. 

John Key told Parliament today (January 28) that the 'Royals' beauty has accomplished "something no New Zealander has", and he described her success as "remarkable": "Yesterday this talented young woman made New Zealand sit up and take notice."

Opposition leader David Cunliffe added that Lorde has made the entire country proud as her "lyrics and what she stands for resonates with all young New Zealanders".

She won both Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and her mother also talked to the press about her prizes: "As a mum, when I sat there, I was in shock. You feel a bit dumbfounded when you hear your daughter's name called out amongst such company." 

Lorde's school also celebrated her GRAMMYs wins, erecting a banner on the building's front (pictured below). Acting principal Brian Wynn said: "It's a fantastic day, it's very exciting. All the students are new in today and they're all bubbling and are very excited. I watched the awards and I know most of the students watched. Devonport was very quiet yesterday, they must have been in their lounges watching TV. She's a confident, talented, just a brilliant young woman...her talent is immense and she deserves it."




Watch Lorde perform 'Royals' at the 2014 GRAMMYs here: