Lorde & Harry Styles Steal The Show At The 2017 ARIA Music Awards
Lorde and Harry Styles made headlines for their jaw-dropping performances and for the beginning of a fabulous friendship at the 2017 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards today (November 28). The international acts performed alongside some of Australia’s biggest stars including Amy Shark, Gang of Youths, Jessica Mauboy and Peking Duk and created some memorable moments.
The New Zealander took the stage to perform a Melodrama medley. It was her first set at an awards show since she danced to “Homemade Dynamite” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards after being diagnosed with the flu. Dressed in a simple white gown, she opened with her soulful ballad “Liability” before transitioning into the project’s lead single “Green Light.” Her vocals were particularly strong, and the number was visually thrilling as she performed the explosive anthem in front of a bold light show.
Although she was competing for the title of Best International Artist, the honor was bestowed to Harry. The former One Directioner made it clear that there was no bad blood between the pair by stopping by Lorde’s seat for a quick embrace on the way to collect his trophy. This will hopefully signify the beginning of a new celebrity friendship, and it already sent fans of both acts into a collective tailspin on Twitter.
Harry also delivered a rocking rendition of his current single, “Kiwi.” The pop rocker was joined by a full band and dazzled in a sparkling suit. He kept things fairly stripped back, opting to focus on his sublime vocal performance. Watch Harry’s performance below and Lorde’s up top!