Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

(1985-06-21) June 21, 1985 (age 38)
New York City, U.S.
Other names
  • Lana Del Ray
  • Lizzy Grant
  • May Jailer
  • Sparkle Jumprope Queen
Alma materFordham University (BA)
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active2005–present
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), also known as her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer and songwriter from New York. She has released nine albums and four EPs since 2008.

Early life[change | change source]

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (Lana Del Rey) was born on June 21, 1985,[1] in Manhattan, New York City.[2]

Del Rey was raised Catholic.[3] She sang in her Church choir when she was young. She was the cantor.[4][5] When she was fourteen, she was sent to Kent School,[6] a boarding school in Connecticut, to deal with her alcoholism.[7] she was offered a chance at university, but chose to skip a year and move with her aunt and uncle as a waitress.

When she was 19, she moved to the Bronx to study metaphysics at Fordham University.[8]

Career[change | change source]

Lana Del Rey made many demos before signing to a record label. This includes a demo album called Sirens in 2006.

Del Rey released her first EP, Kill Kill, in 2008. She used the name Lizzy Grant. Two years later, she released her first album, titled Lana Del Ray, under an indie label called 5 Points Records.[9] This is the only album where "Rey" was spelled as "Ray" in her name. However, the album was deleted three months after.

She released her first single as Lana Del Rey, "Video Games", in August 2011. It reached number one in the singles charts in six countries.[10][11][12][13][14][15] Her second album Born to Die was released in January 2012. It reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. Born to Die was re-released in November 2012 as Born to Die: The Paradise Edition.[16] It had eight new songs. The new songs were also available as a separate EP called Paradise. The EP was nominated for Best Pop Vocal album at the Grammys. In 2013, she made a song called "Young and Beautiful" for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. It was nominated for the "Best Song Written for Visual Media" Grammy. Del Rey made a short movie called Tropico and released it in December 2013.[17] It has songs from her Paradise EP in it.[18] Her third album, Ultraviolence, was released in 2014.[19][20]

Her fourth album, Honeymoon, was released in 2015. Her fifth album, Lust for Life, was released in 2017.[21] Lust for Life was her first album to also have other artists sing on it. It included duets with The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Ono Lennon.

Her sixth album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, was released in 2019. The album was well-received by critics.[22] In 2020, she released a poetry book called Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass and a spoken word album to go along with it.[23] Her seventh album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, was released in March 2021.[24] Then her eighth album, Blue Banisters, was released in October of the same year.[25]

On March 2023, Lana Del Rey released her ninth album, Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.[26]

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  1. * Hiatt, Brian (July 18, 2014). "Lana Del Rey – The Saddest, Baddest Diva in Rock". Rolling Stone. No. 1212. p. 44. Del Rey is four days away from her 29th birthday (for reasons she can't explain, she's usually reported to be a year younger), but looks, at the moment, like a college junior home for the summer.;
  2. Sowray, Bibby (February 10, 2012). "Lana Del Rey Biography, Quotes and Facts". Vogue. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  3. "Lana Del Ray - Catholic". Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  4. Giannini, Melissa (November 28, 2013). "National Anthem". Nylon. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  5. Welch, Andy (November 29, 2011). "Lana Del Rey Interview". Clash. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  6. Banning, Lisa (June 19, 2013). "Paradise Lost: An interview with Lana Del Rey". Electronic Beats. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  7. Heaf, Jonathan (2012-10-01). "Woman Of The Year: Lana Del Rey". British GQ. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  8. Sowray, Bibby (February 10, 2012). "Lana Del Rey Biography, Quotes and Facts". Vogue. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  9. Ayers, Mike. "Why Lana Del Rey's First Album Disappeared". MTV News. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  10. "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  11. "Lana Del Rey - Video Games (SONG)". Danish Charts website. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  12. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche -". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  13. "SNS IFPI". Archived from the original on 10 January 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  14. "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  15. "Lana Del Rey". Billboard. Archived from the original on 12 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  16. "Lana Del Rey: Born to Die (The Paradise Edition)". PopMatters. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  17. "Why Did Lana Del Rey Make a 30-Minute Video About God, and What Does It Mean for Me?". The FADER. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  18. Michael Baggs. "Lana Del Rey confirms Tropico release date on 1 December 2013". Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  19. "Lana Del Rey says her second album will be 'spiritual'". BBC News. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  20. Guardian music (5 December 2013). "Lana Del Rey announces new album title: Ultraviolence". the Guardian. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  21. Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey, 2017-07-21, retrieved 2018-11-10
  22. "Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell!". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  23. Empire, Kitty (2020-08-02). "Lana Del Rey: Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass review – poetry debut with mixed results". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  24. Chemtrails Over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey, retrieved 2023-09-25
  25. Lavin, Will (2021-09-08). "Lana Del Rey reveals 'Blue Banisters' album release date and shares new song, 'ARCADIA'". NME. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  26. Strauss, Matthew; Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (2022-12-07). "Lana Del Rey Announces New Album, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2023-09-25.

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