Lorde lands Rolling Stone cover
New Zealand teen Lorde on the cover of Rolling Stone. Picture: Supplied

New Zealand teen Lorde has further cemented her status as the biggest pop star of the moment after landing on the cover of Rolling Stone barely a year since breaking into the global music scene.

Hitting stands in the US tomorrow, the 17-year-old Auckland native took to Twitter to share an image of the magazine cover, where she is dubbed as the "unlikeliest superstar in pop".

"I have to keep reminding myself that this is my life. this month's rolling stone cover girl," she tweeted yesterday.

It marks another coup for the chart-topping singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, given she was recently lauded as the "future of music" by music icon David Bowie.

But despite earning praise from the industry elite and critics alike, Lorde - who was catapulted to global stardom last year with her debut single Royals - admitted she was still plagued by nerves.

"I get paralysingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado," she told Rolling Stone's Rob Tannenbaum.

"The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength."

Lorde's popularity has already reached fever pitch in the US, with the singer appearing on top American talk shows including the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show with David Letterman.

Later this month she is set to perform at the Grammy Awards, where she is up for four gongs.

The West Australian

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