9 Other Teenage Singers Like Lorde

Lorde and 9 Other Teen-Girl Musicians Who Had Talent Beyond Their Years

Lorde and 9 Other Teen-Girl Musicians Who Had Talent Beyond Their Years

Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, is out on Sept. 30, and the New Zealand phenom is getting a lot of buzz for her first single, "Royals"; in large part because her sultry voice and witty songwriting belie the fact that she's just 16 years old. She isn't the first teenage girl with extraordinary talent to make her mark in the music world. The '60s ushered in the rise of the girl group, the '90s uncovered youthful indie stars, and the decades in between saw several young women with memorable voices and musical maturity find places on radio playlists — and in serious record collections — everywhere.

Click through to see Lorde and nine other notable female recording artists who accomplished big things before their 20th birthdays.

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