|Croatians score two wins at the 2014 Grammy awards. Croatian-American Krist Novoselic won as part of a collaboration with Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney and Pat Smear for best rock song. Ella Yelich O’Connor of New Zealand won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for “Royals.”
Lorde Wins Song of the Year
Lorde performing 'Royals'
Lorde's parents from New Zealand: her mother, Mrs Sonja Yelich, is of Croatian origin, and her father, Mr. Vic O'Connor, is of Irish origin.
Mr. Vic is an engineer, while Mrs. Sonja is an established poetess in New Zealand. She studied literature at the University of Aucland.
In 2005 her book of poetry Get Some won Jessie Mackay Award for the 'Best First Book of Poetry' at the New Zealand Book Awards.
Her books have been chosen for the Best New Zealand Poems series in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008. Source.
(L-R) Krist Novoselic, Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Win Best Rock Song
Paul McCartney + Dave Grohl and friends - "Cut Me Some Slack" (Jam)
Formatted for CROWN by Marko Puljic
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