- Publish Date
- Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:25PM
On Thursday the New Zealand Music Awards were graced by music royalty: Lorde.
The Kiwi-born star who is now an international success scooped up six awards.
So how did she celebrate the win?
She attended the Universal party at REC in Britomart with queues of fans lining the laneway entrance to get a glimpse of Lorde.
But even those who had tickets didn’t get to mingle with the superstar. Instead, she was secreted away in the exclusive Caretaker bar downstairs.
Friends and family surrounded the singer, eager to catch up with her after her intense year of travel and touring.
It was also noted that Lorde didn't grace the red carpet prior to the awards and even her family skipped it too, arriving via a side entrance to join the star inside.
Lorde was said to have a “permission to approach policy” for media and had four very aggressive bodyguards.