The Photo That Inspired Lorde To Name Her Single ‘Royals’

Music

/ December 9, 2013

Everybody knows Lorde’s smash hit “Royals,” but did you know the Australian teen was inspired to name the song after she saw a picture in National Geographic of George Brett. He was the third baseman for the Kansas City Royals in 1976, and was snapped in a pic signing baseballs for fans. Lorde recently revealed that juicy detail to VH1, but you have to wonder what Lorde was doing looking at the July issue of National Geographic from 1976. –Max Weinstein

PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/TED SPIEGEL

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