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Given her deep, Fiona Apple-esque voice and mature writing style, Lorde surprises a lot of people with how much she has accomplished by age 16. Of course, she’s not the only music prodigy to exert so much control at a young age. Here’s a look at some other teenage dreams:
Gibson wrote nearly all her own songs (and still does). She remains the youngest female artiste ever to write, produce and perform a No. 1 single, a feat she achieved in 1987 with Foolish Beat when she was 17. First hit: Only In My Dreams, released at age 16.
“Little” Stevie Wonder was only 13 when his hit Fingertips (Part Two) hit No. 1, making him the youngest solo artiste ever to top the charts. In his early days, he was mainly a singer for the songwriters of Motown, but as he grew older, he began taking on more songwriting duties until he was in full control of his groundbreaking Talking Book and Songs In The Key Of Life albums.
First hit (that he co-wrote): Uptight (Everything’s Alright), released at age 15.
When her second album, Fearless, won the prestigious album of the year Grammy in 2010, the then-20-year-old became the youngest artiste ever to capture that award. However, she had already spent many of her teenage years as a singer-songwriter with hits on the country and, later, the pop charts. First hit: Tim McGraw, released at age 16.
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