MEXICO CITY - Pop singer Lorde says she's surprised to hear she is one of the most nominated artists for next month's Billboard Music Awards.

The New Zealand teenager says that every time she wins an award she is "super surprised because I kind of forget that anyone listens to my music."

The 17-year-old singer made the comment Thursday at a news conference in Mexico City, where she offered a concert Wednesday night.

She says being nominated is "incredible" and "an honour."

Lorde is a finalist for the music award in 12 categories, thanks to her Grammy-winning multiplatinum hit "Royals."

She says she is in music for the long term and adds "I don't see myself not making music any time soon."