Who would have thought that singer-songwriter Lorde, who is a native of New Zealand, got her inspiration for her hit single Royals from an image of a baseball player wearing a Kansas City Royals jersey? Her song has been sitting comfortably at the number 1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks now.

Lorde shared the details how she came up with the song during the interview with VH1 back in September.

"I have been kind of thinking about writing that song for a while and been pulling together, you know, a couple of little lines, here and there," said Lorde. "Then, I had an image from the National Geographic of this guy signing baseballs," she said. "He was a baseball player and on his shirt, it said Royals, and I was like, I really love that word," she added. "I'll pick a word and then I'll pen an idea to that," she said.

Lorde has also revealed that she has a fascination with king and queens too, which has apparently helped her in writing the song too, of course, apart from the inspiration she got from the Royals baseball player. "Obviously, I had this fascination with aristocracy, like my whole life," said Lorde. "But the inspiration still obviously from the National Geographic picture that I saw," she concluded.

We wonder who the guy in the picture that Lorde saw on National Geographic was. In the July 1976 issue of National Geographic, there was an article about Kansas City with a picture of George Brett of the Kansas City Royals signing autographs. Could it be the image that Lorde is referring to?

Lorde began writing songs at the age of 13. She has just recently signed a whopping $2.5 million contract with Sony to license her songs regarding use in advertising and films.