Taylor Swift Made Sure Lorde Had The Perfect 20th Birthday

11.08.16 4 weeks ago

happiest birthday girl in the world

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We were introduced to Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor as Lorde four years ago when her lauded LP Pure Heroine took the pop world by storm, leaving her a 16-year-old Grammy winner doused in the cultural spotlight. She has been relatively quiet for the last year or so as she recently finished writing her new, as-yet-untitled second album, but that didn’t stop her from celebrating her twentieth birthday in style with Taylor Swift (see what I did there?) yesterday in New York City.

Lorde took to Instagram to post several photos from the evening, one of them with a caption thanking Taylor for her organization skills: “Had the best birthday party i’ve ever had tonight surrounded by my nyc family. All organised by tay who is as she says ‘a mom with no kids’. I am ur kid and u love me so hard I could burst. Here’s to our 3 magic years of best friendship and more moments like this squished between angels.” Check out all the photos from the party below.

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a tough as guts balloon veteran

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..but really a total sweet baby balloon enthusiast 😎🎈

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made my wishes ✨

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Lorde also welcomed the occasion of her birthday with a lengthy post to Facebook about turning twenty, and how she has finally transcended the line between physical adolescence and adulthood, though she says she has felt like an adult for a while. Check out her full post below.

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