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Lana Del Rey        

Singer-Songwriter Known for "Summertime Sadness" & "Young and Beautiful"

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name, Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter known for hit singles such as "Born to Die" and "Summer Sadness." Her music has been noted by critics for its stylized cinematic quality; its themes of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia; and its references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.

Del Rey's music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950s and 1960s Americana. The singer has described herself as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra." Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, including Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir.

Born in New York City and raised in Upstate New York, Del Rey returned to New York City in 2005 to begin her music career. Following numerous projects including her debut studio album and the unreleased Sirens, Del Rey's breakthrough came after the viral success of her debut single "Video Games" in 2011. She signed with Interscope and Polydor later that year. Her major-label debut Born to Die (2012) proved an international success and spawned her only top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Cedric Gervais remix of "Summertime Sadness", as well as the internationally successful singles "Blue Jeans", "Born to Die", and "National Anthem". Del Rey released the Grammy-nominated EP, Paradise in 2012. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film as she wrote, directed and starred in the short music film, Tropico, and released "Young and Beautiful" as the lead single for the romantic drama film The Great Gatsby (2013).

Del Rey subsequently issued her sophomore major-label effort, Ultraviolence (2014), to critical success, topping the charts and spawning the single, "West Coast". That same year, Del Rey recorded the eponymous theme for the drama film Big Eyes, which garnered her Grammy and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly afterward, Del Rey released Honeymoon (2015) and Lust for Life (2017), the latter of which topped the charts in the U.S. and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019), received widespread acclaim and two Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. In 2019, Del Rey also released the singles "Doin' Time" and "Don't Call Me Angel", the latter being a trio with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.

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Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
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News


'A Clockwork Orange' Author's Reps Are Into Lana Del Rey's

Lana Del Rey is getting ready to give us all a little of the old Ultraviolence come June 16 when her new album drops, and the International Anthony Burgess ...

Lana Del Rey Announces Absurd 'Ultraviolence' Track List | Music ...

Lana Del Rey has posted the track list for her upcoming album Ultraviolence on Facebook, and yes, it is everything you could want from the artist who made a ...

Lana Del Rey: 'Feminism Is Just Not An Interesting Concept'

Update: Lana Del Rey has also released the title track of her forthcoming album, Ultraviolence, which is streaming below. Lana Del Rey opened up in a.

Lana Del Rey Drops 'Brooklyn Baby' For All Of Us Hipsters - MTV

Lana Del Rey is out with Brooklyn Baby, off of her upcoming Ultraviolence record.

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