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Royals present photo and jersey to musician Lorde

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1:04 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6:37 a.m.


Well, you knew this was coming, right?

Teen music sensation Lorde was in Kansas City on Friday for a concert at the Midland. You know Lorde, right?

She won a Grammy Award for the song “Royals,” which she said was was inspired by a photo of George Brett in an issue of National Geographic from the 1970s.

Lorde told VH1 earlier this year: “I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said ‘Royals.’ 

Yep, the story has been told countless times now.

Anyway, that dude (Brett) signed a copy of the photo that spawned a hit, and the Royals gave that to Lorde along with a Brett jersey, which she donned for one of the pictures the Royals tweeted on Friday night.

The Royals tweeted another photo of Lorde on Saturday. You can see that Brett wrote: "Lorde you are Royal to me George Brett"

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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