Lana Del Rey

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Lana del Rey
Lana del Rey at Cochella.
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Music to Watch Boys to, A track from Honeymoon

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter from New York. She has sold about 5 million records around the world. She has released two albums and three EPs since 2008. She released her first single "Kill Kill" as Lizzy Grant in 2009. She released her first single as Lana Del Rey, "Video Games", in August 2011. It reached number one in the singles charts in Finland,[1] Denmark,[2] Germany,[3] Japan, Slovakia,[4] Scotland,[5] and Luxembourg.[6] Her second album Born to Die went straight to number 1 in the UK Albums Chart when it was released. In 2013 "Young and Beautiful" was on the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby. She has finished her third album, Ultraviolence. It was released in 2014.[7][8] A short film, "Tropico", was released on the website VEVO on December 5. It has songs from her Paradise EP in it.[9] She has also modelled for H&M.

Del Rey's song "Young and Beautiful" was nominated for the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Paradise was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.[10]

On April 14, 2014, the first single from Ultraviolence, "West Coast", was released.

Her latest album, "Honeymoon" was released on September 18, 2015.

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Del Rey was born in New York City. When she was fifteen she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, to deal with her alcoholism. When she was 18 she moved to Bronx to study metaphysics at Fordham University.

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