Taylor Swift And Lana Del Rey Friendship Timeline

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift took on the 2024 Grammys aspect by aspect within the Los Angeles rain, sporting complimentary black and white attire.

The duo, who have been each nominated for album of the 12 months, arrived collectively and sat subsequent to at least one different on the awards ceremony. When Swift ultimately received the award for “Midnights,” Swift introduced Del Rey on stage together with her.

Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift on the 2024 Grammys.Frazer Harrison / Getty Photographs

“I believe she’s a legacy artist, a legend in her prime proper now,” Swift mentioned whereas accepting her award. 

Following the awards ceremony, some followers took to social media to critique Swift for bringing Del Rey onstage — one thing the “Blue Banisters” singer disputed in a now-deleted Instagram remark.

“I actually simply liked being there,” she wrote underneath a carousel submit she’d shared of the awards ceremony. Her remark was screenshot and printed by Folks however has since been deleted. “I like to see everybody, get the tea and hang around. Dress up.”

She added, “I actually didn’t really feel 1 ounce of detrimental emotion at any level in that award ceremony. It was pure funniness and laughter.”

Let’s check out a timeline of Swift and Del Rey’s friendship over time.

Nov. 11, 2012: Swift and Del Rey meet on the MTV EMA’s 

Previous to recording music collectively, Swift and Del Rey had their first public connections at award ceremonies and pink carpet occasions.

In 2012, Del Rey launched Swift on stage on the MTV EMAs in Germany the place she received finest feminine artist. The 2 hugged as Del Rey handed Swift the award.

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Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey on the EMAs in 2012.Kevin Mazur / WireImage

March 26, 2016: The duo attends Girl Gaga’s party

Just a few years later, in 2016, each Swift and Del Rey attended Girl Gaga’s star-studded thirtieth party in Los Angeles together with different A-listers like Kate Hudson, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. 

2022: Jack Antonoff produced each of their albums concurrently

Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff on the 2024 Grammys.John Shearer / Getty Photographs

Music producer Jack Antonoff labored with Swift on her 2022 album “Midnights” whereas concurrently producing Del Rey’s 2023 album “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd.”

Throughout a 2024 look on Late Evening with Seth Meyers, Antonoff opened up about his relationship with each artists. 

“I’ve had just a few (relationships) — actually Lana and Taylor — the place we’ve labored for an extended time frame and located this house the place it’s like, it will get loonier and loonier and extra thrilling,” Antonoff mentioned.

Oct. 11, 2022: Swift’s “Snow on the Seaside” that includes Del Rey is introduced

Swift introduced her collaboration with the “Younger and Stunning” singer in an Instagram submit.

“Lana Del Rey, in my view, is without doubt one of the finest musical artists ever. The truth that I get to exist concurrently her is an honor and a privilege and the truth that she can be so beneficiant as to collaborate with us on this track is one thing I’m going to be pleased about for all times,” Swift mentioned in her announcement.

Swift mentioned she “couldn’t get by” her announcement “with out grinning” due to how large of a fan she is.

After releasing the “Midnights” observe, followers have been loving Del Rey’s background vocals. The lyric video for the track has reached over 27 million views with over 8,000 feedback.

One YouTube person wrote, “I’m a diehard Lana stan… I can hear Lana’s affect throughout this track and Taylor’s personal signature and vocal efficiency was excellent.”

Feb. 24, 2023: Taylor Swift and followers need extra Lana Del Rey

Del Rey sang background vocals and helped produce Swift’s “Snow on the Seaside.”

However Swift, and her followers, needed extra Lana. After listening to this, Del Rey shared that she can be completely satisfied to collaborate extra with Swift. 

In an interview with Billboard in 2023, Del Rey mentioned that had she recognized this, she “would have sung all the second verse.”

And that was sufficient to get the ball rolling — Del Rey and Swift would quickly work on a model new model of “Snow on the Seaside.”

Could 26, 2023: Swift releases new model of “Snow on the Seaside”

Just some months later, Swift introduced the brand new model of her track with “extra Lana” on social media. 

“You requested for it, we listened: Lana and I went again into the studio particularly to document extra Lana on ‘Snow on the Seaside.’ Love u @honeymoon,” Swift wrote, tagging Del Rey.

Customers took to X to specific their help of the duo. 

“And so they nailed it,” one person wrote

One other wrote, “That is the model all of us needed, this can be a serve!”

Feb. 3, 2024: Swift brings Del Rey on stage on the Grammys

The dynamic duo attended the 2024 Grammys collectively, each getting into the ceremony and sitting aspect by aspect all through. They have been up for 3 of the identical classes together with album of the 12 months, track of the 12 months and finest pop duo/group efficiency.

When Swift was introduced because the winner of album of the 12 months, she introduced alongside Del Rey and shouted her out in her speech. 

“I believe so many feminine artists wouldn’t be the place they’re and wouldn’t have the inspiration they’ve if it weren’t for the work that (Lana has) executed … I’m so fortunate to know you and to be your buddy,” Swift mentioned.

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