Lorde Cracks A Rare Smile Arriving In Los Angeles Ahead Of Grammys Performance

The singer tweeted that she was bombarded by 'crazy people' at the airport

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Even Lorde can't hide her excitement at attending the 2014 Grammy awards this weekend with the 'Royals' singer ditching her trademark sulky composure and showing off a beaming smile as she arrived at Los Angeles' LAX airport yesterday.

The 17-year-old landed in the sunny state to a warm welcome by a group of loyal fans who trailed the star as she walked out of the airport but she didn't seem to mind as Lorde couldn't wipe the huge smile from her face, even flashing her pearly whites for the paparazzi.


Thinking of the Grammys? Lorde was in a positively cheerful mood yesterday (AKM-GSI)

The 'Team' hitmaker couldn't exactly complain about the large crowd that had gathered to see her as she tweeted before boarding the plane: “Getting on a plane in five hours. first plane in five weeks. crazy to think that's a long time now. L.a., i can't wait to get all up in you.”

Although it may have been a little more frantic than she had anticipated as she later tweeted a fan: “Hey anna, thanks for coming to the airport! sorry about all the crazy ppl :| I'll see you at the show grrl.”


The chart-topper looked cute in an animal print mini-dress (AKM-GSI)

The New Zealand star opted for a chic yet comfortable ensemble for her long journey, donning a blue animal print mini-dress and a furry beige bag slung over her shoulder, while covering her eyes with a pair of dark sunglasses and leaving her curls tumbling loose.

Lorde's early arrival will no doubt mean she'll get more time to rehearse properly for her performance at the Grammys, taking place at LA's Nokia Theatre while 'Royals' has also been nominated for Best Record of the Year and Best Song of the Year.


The 'Royals' singer talks to a fan as a minder leads her out of the airport (AKM-GSI)

Perhaps Lorde will also meet up with her pal Taylor Swift, who has reportedly been giving the singer decorating advice.

“Taylor's super-good at this stuff," the Grammy-nominated singer told Rolling Stone magazine. "She's decorated her own houses for ages.”

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