Artist verifiedLana Del Rey

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and model Lana Del Rey.

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Lana Del Rey

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Who Is Lana Del Rey? Lana Del Rey is an American singer, songwriter, and model who has gained international popularity for her unique sound and style. Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City in 1985, she began writing and recording music in 2005 under the name Lizzy Grant. In 2011, she released her debut studio album as Lana Del Rey, titled Born to Die. Since then, she has released five subsequent albums including Ultraviolence (2014), Lust for Life (2017), and Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019).Musical Career Del Rey's sound is a unique blend of alternative rock, hip hop, trap instrumentals, pop, and baroque pop. Her lyrics often explore themes of sadness, heartache, nihilism, glamorization of violence, and nostalgia. Her breakthrough single “Video Games” gained her international attention in 2011. Other hit singles include “Young & Beautiful” (2013), “Summertime Sadness” (2012), and “Love” (2015).Collaborations Del Rey has collaborated with many other artists throughout her career. She has featured on songs by The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, and Shawn Mendes. She also has duets with rock bands such as Guns N' Roses and Black Sabbath.Personal Life Del Rey was born in New York City to parents Robert England Grant Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill. She was raised in Lake Placid and moved to New York City after graduating from high school. She attended Fordham University for one year before dropping out to pursue music full-time. She currently lives in Los Angeles.