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Lorde might not be a "royal" -- but she's definitely one of music's elite!

At last night's VMAs, the 17-year-old New Zealand-native, Wearing an all-black velvet ensemble, won the Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.

During her acceptance speech, Miley said, "Thank you so much This is really crazy and I'm super grateful!"

She also gushed, "I want to thank my director Joel Kefali and my friends from school who were in the video and oh sh*t - sorry for swearing! Thank you so much!"

After the show, the "Royals" singer celebrated her big win with her BFF Taylor Swift, who performed a rousing rendition of her new single "Shake It Off." The super singers attended Republic Records' MTV VMA after party in Hollywood.

For the hot music industry party, Ella (that's Lorde's real name) switched up her velvet style with some sassy shorts and a button down. We definitely prefer this style to the dark and stormy style she rocked at the awards show!