WATCH: Lorde promises she'll be chugging a yardie for her 21st this November

Lorde plans to celebrate her impending 21st birthday in a time-honoured tradition- by drinking a 'yardie'.

Promoting her new album Melodrama on Australia's The Project on Thursday night, the star assured fans that despite her global success, she was still a "giant loser".

When asked whether she'd changed since finding stardom, the singer said she thought her looks had improved.

"I think that I'm maybe five percent prettier than I used to be, but apart from that I think I'm still a giant loser so it's all good."

The songstress, who turns 21 on November 7, will return to her homeland in November as part of her Melodrama world tour.

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