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Lana Del Rey Biography

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract when she was 22 years old with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. She signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011.

After she released her debut single "Video Games" in June 2011, a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album has sold over 5 million copies worldwide to date, and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Charting across Europe, this album spawned numerous top ten hits, including "Blue Jeans", "National Anthem", "Born to Die", and "Summertime Sadness."

With the release of her third EP, Paradise, Del Rey spawned her second top ten album in the United States, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67,000 copies sold in its first week. To date, her discography includes two full-length studio albums, three EPs, seven singles, and eight music videos. A highly decorated musician and cinematographer, she has won the Q Award for "Best New Thing", a GQ Award for "Woman of the Year", a BRIT Award for "International Breakthrough Act" and another for "International Pop Female Solo Artist", and an EMA for "Best Alternative Act".

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." Before signing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole production of her music videos. 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.

Life and career

1986"2010: Early life and career beginnings

Main article: Sirens (May Jailer album)
Lana Del Rey was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City on June 21, 1986, to former Grey Group copywriter turned entrepreneur, Rob Grant, and former Grey account executive, Pat Grant. She was raised in Lake Placid, New York with two younger siblings. She is of Scottish descent with roots in Lanarkshire. She began singing in the church choir when she was a girl. At 14, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, to deal with her alcohol dependence, before heading back to her hometown at the age of 18. Del Rey then attended Fordham University in New York City, studying a branch of philosophy known as metaphysics because "it bridged the gap between God and science. I was interested in God and how technology could bring us closer to finding out where we came from and why." She said, "that was when my musical experience began. I kind of found people for myself."

After her uncle taught her how to play the guitar, she "realized [that she] could probably write a million songs with those six chords," and she began performing in nightclubs around the city under various names such as Sparkle Jump Rope Queen and Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena. "I was always singing, but didn't plan on pursuing it seriously. When I got to New York City when I was 18, I started playing in clubs in Brooklyn"?I have good friends and devoted fans on the underground scene, but we were playing for each other at that point"?and that was it," she revealed. </ref>}}

On April 25, 2005, a seven-track compact disc was registered under Elizabeth Woolridge Grant with the United States Copyright Office. The application title was "Rock Me Stable" with another title "Young Like Me" also listed. The track titles are currently unknown. Between 2005 and 2006, the album Sirens was recorded under the name "May Jailer" and leaked in May 2012.

When she was 20 years old, Del Rey signed a record contract for $10,000 and moved into a trailer park outside of the city. Her album, however, was shelved, causing her to shift her focus. Instead, she began to work in community service. "Homeless outreach, drug, and alcohol rehabilitation"?that's been my life for the past five years," she told Vogue in 2012. Felicia Sullivan of The Huffington Post spoke with Del Rey after the release of Kill Kill about her life in the trailer park.

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A few years later, Del Rey got signed to 5 Point Records, an independent label of producer David Kahne, with whom she released her first three-track EP titled Kill Kill in October 2008 and a full-length album in 2010, titled Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant. She explained that "David asked to work with me only a day after he got my demo. He is known as a producer with a lot of integrity and who had an interest in making music that wasn't just pop."

Del Rey later released her first full-length studio album titled Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. It was the singer's first professionally produced album, released under Lizzy Grant on an independent label with producer David Kahne. Her father, Robert Grant, helped with the marketing of the album, which was available for purchase on iTunes for a brief period before being withdrawn.

David Kahne, who produced Grant and previous label owner David Nichtern have both stated that Grant bought the rights back from her label, 5 Points, as she wanted it out of circulation to "...stifle future opportunities to distribute it"?an echo of rumors that the action was part of a calculated strategy. About choosing her stage name she has said: "I wanted a name I could shape the music towards. I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba - Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue. She has said that her lawyers and managers made up the name Lana Del Rey and persuaded her to adopt the stage name.

On September 1, 2010, Del Rey was featured by Mando Diao in their MTV Unplugged concert at Union Film-Studios in Berlin.

2011"12: Born to Die and Paradise

See Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album) for more information

After uploading a few of her tracks to her YouTube channel, Del Rey was discovered and was signed by Stranger Records to release her debut single "Video Games." She told The Observer, "I just put that song online a few months ago because it was my favourite. To be honest, it wasn't going to be the single but people have really responded to it." The song earned her a Q award for "Next Big Thing" in October 2011 and an Ivor Novello for "Best Contemporary Song" in 2012. The same month, she signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Polydor to work on her second studio album Born to Die. Del Rey built anticipation to the album by doing a number of live appearances, such as promotional concerts at the Bowery Ballroom and at the Chateau Marmont, and with performances at television shows such as De Wereld Draait Door, and Later... with Jools Holland.

Speaking about her mainstream success, she told Clash Music in November 2011:

On January 4, 2012, it was reported she had signed a deal with NEXT Model Management agency. Del Rey also performed two songs from the album on Saturday Night Live on January 14, 2012 and received a negative response from critics and the general public. Del Rey's performance was defended by the evening's program guest host, actor Daniel Radcliffe, despite not having seen her performance. She had earlier defended her spot on the program, saying: "I'm a good musician [...] I have been singing for a long time, and I think that [SNL creator] Lorne Michaels knows that [...] it's not a fluke decision." The following week on SNL, Kristen Wiig impersonated del Rey where she humorously defended herself during Weekend Update.

Born to Die was officially released on January 31, 2012 worldwide, and reached number one in 11 countries, though critical reaction was divided. The same week, Del Rey said that she bought back the rights to her 2010 debut album, and had plans to re-release it in the summer of 2012 under Interscope Records and Polydor. Contrary to Del Rey's press statement, her previous record label and producer David Kahne have both stated that she bought the rights to the album when she and the label parted company, due to the offer of a new deal, in April 2010. Born to Die sold 3.4 million copies in 2012, making it the fifth-best-selling album of 2012. In the United States, Born to Die charted on the Billboard 200 album chart well into 2012, lingering at number 76, after 36 weeks on the chart.

British pop star Cheryl Cole confirmed in May 2012 that Del Rey would write for her new album A Million Lights. Cole described Del Rey as "super-talented", and talked of how she came to the decision to approach Del Rey, saying: "I noticed Lana about a year ago. I was hearing these songs that were really fresh to my ear and amazing and I asked the guy who she was and he said, 'Watch out for her, it's a girl called Lana Del Rey.'" On June 15, 2012, A Million Lights was released featuring the song "Ghetto Baby", written by Del Rey.

In an interview with RTVE on June 15, 2012, Del Rey announced she has been working on a new album due in November, and that five tracks have already been written, two of them being "Young and Beautiful" and "In the Land of Gods and Monsters" and the other track titled "I Sing the Body Electric," which was performed and announced as one of her songs at the BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend. In an interview with Tim Blackwell for Nova FM in Melbourne, Australia, Del Rey added that her upcoming November release would not be a new album, but more like an EP, which she described as the Paradise Edition of Born to Die. Del Rey stated that the new release would have around seven new songs.

H&M confirmed that Del Rey would be modeling and recording a cover version of the popular 1950s prom anthem "Blue Velvet" for their 2012 Autumn Campaign. On August 22, 2012, executives announced that Del Rey would endorse their new Jaguar F-Type which was unveiled by Del Rey at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's global brand director, explained their choice, saying Del Rey had "a unique blend of authenticity and modernity."

Mid-September saw the official announcement of Paradise's lead single, "Ride." A music video for the single had recently been shot in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Two days later, the music video for "Blue Velvet" was released through H&M. Nearly a week after the video debuted, the promotional single was released to airplay and became available for purchase. The music video for "Ride" premiered at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California on October 10. "Ride"'s video released online two days prior. Critics panned the video as pro-prostitution and antifeminist, the latter being a word attributed to Del Rey's work since "Video Games." H&M's 2012 Winter campaign, featuring Lana Del Rey, was released on October 12. This is the second H&M campaign Lana Del Rey is featured in.

Del Rey's Paradise Edition of Born to Die was set to be released on November 12. With the release of her third EP, Paradise, Del Rey spawned her second top 10 album in the United States, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67,000 copies sold in its first week.

At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, Del Rey received nominations in the categories Best Alternative, Best Push, and Best New Act. Winning Best Alternative, Del Rey presented the award for Best Female to Taylor Swift.

2013: The Great Gatsby, Tropico, and third studio album

At the 2013 BRIT Awards, she won the award for International Female Solo Artist, making it her second BRIT Award to date. Del Rey's win surprised critics who highly anticipated Taylor Swift to win the award. She is currently working on her third studio album. "It's a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark. I've been working on it really slowly but I love everything I've done. I've been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Now I just have to finish it. Musically I've worked with the same three guys," she said. She mentioned that one of the songs off the album would be called "Black Beauty", and she already knows what the music video for it is going to look like. In March, Del Rey recited Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" for the French fashion magazine, L'Officiel Paris. A demo of the song leaked online on July 19, 2013.

Del Rey's seventh single, "Dark Paradise", appeared on iTunes as an international single on March 1. A downloadable version of "Burning Desire", as single, was made available on Amazon.com one month after the music video hit YouTube. Del Rey won the ECHO Awards for Best International Newcomer and Best International Pop/Rock Artist on March 21. A music video for Del Rey's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel #2" was released on March 27, with another self-produced video of she and her boyfriend, Barrie-James O'Neil, covering of "Summer Wine" by Lee Hazlewood.

Together with the film's director, co-writer, and co-producer Baz Luhrmann, Del Rey penned the original song "Young and Beautiful" for the soundtrack of the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The song aired on contemporary hit radio as a single and served as the film's kickoff single. A snippet of the track appeared in the official trailer for the film and played during the scene where the characters portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan express their romantic feelings for one another. Hip hop magazine Rap-Up called the single "haunting", while MTV called it "somber-sounding". An official audio video for "Young and Beautiful" appeared on April 22. The official music video for "Young and Beautiful" came on 10 May. Following the song's release, it peaked at 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Del Rey's highest peak on the chart since her first mark, "Video Games", peaked at 91 in 2012. Several weeks later, the sleeper hit, "Summertime Sadness", surpassed that and peaked at number 9, becoming her first American top ten.

Alongside Paradise, Del Rey plans to launch a short film titled Tropico that features the songs "Bel Air", "Body Electric", and "Gods and Monsters"; the film is directed Anthony Mandler, who also directed the music videos for "National Anthem" and "Ride" Via social media platforms, Del Rey released promotional images for the film, one depicting Del Rey in a wimple reminiscent of Mary, Mother of Jesus and another with Del Rey holding a snake and posing as Eve, the biblical wife of Adam from Genesis. On Twitter, Del announced that the film would premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, referring to the short film as a "farewell". Critics noted that this contradicted other claims by Del Rey that she would release a third studio album, with a demo of the song "Black Beauty" leaking online. In concert on September 20, Del Rey announced that "Body Electric" would be the first song to play in the film, and it would be released at the end of the month.

Artistry

Musical style and personae

She has been described as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and "Lolita lost in the hood" and her music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of 1950s and '60s Americana. Rolling Stone noted that Del Rey enjoys playing the role of lounge singer. Del Rey has also been called a torch singer of the internet era and the anti-Gaga. Born Lizzy Grant, Del Rey has attributed her work to various stage names including Lana Rey Del Mar, Sparkle Jump Rope Queen, and May Jailer. Settling on Lana Del Rey, the singer claims she selected the name because it was beautiful. First mention of the name Lana Del Rey came from her Spanish-speaking Cuban friends. Following in the shadow of artists like Prince and David Bowie, Del Rey chose her musical identity because it: "reminded [her] of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue."

Del Rey has stylized her musical sound as "Hollywood sadcore." Time said the solid core of her sound was "movie music", with a fairy-dusting of harp and an ominous timpani, laid out over-top a hip hop vocal cadence. Her vocal style has been likened to rap. Of Born to Die, indie music journal Drowned in Sound wrote, "She likes that whole hip hop thing though, has this whole swagger thing going that not many girls like her got," adding that it sounded like a poppier Bond soundtrack. In "National Anthem", "Off to the Races," and "Diet Mountain Dew", Del Rey employs this alternative rapping technique. Under the stage name Lizzy Grant, she called her music "Hawaiian glam metal", while the work of her May Jailer project was acoustic. Attributed to many genres, Del Rey's sound has been primarily linked to indie pop and baroque pop, sub-genres of alternative rock. Despite this, she has experimented with hip hop and trip hop genres.

Regarding wardrobe, Del Rey has appeared numerous times in PR photoshoots and music videos adorned in gauzy dresses and floral headdresses; she has been recognized as being less flashy than other mainstream female pop singers. Lyrically, "Born to Die" was recognized as sad. On the subject, Del Rey said: "I'm not sad, I'm happy. I feel like I'm happy because I'm at peace with the way that things are... I did have a darker filter on sometimes, but that slowly lifted through doing a lot of different things. And finding true love is something that really did inspire me, lyrically. Because I felt so much the same for so much of my life and then when you find someone exciting, you don't know that you could actually feel differently than you did before. I was inspired." Del Rey writes her own lyrics, drawing on various experiences she had while living in New York City, and she has said that her lyrics, "sound like stories."

Influences

Noah Levy, senior news editor at In Touch Weekly magazine, noted that her dedication and talent is undeniable, quoted as saying "I think she cares about the art that she is creating. I don't think that is fake at all." Amongst her musical influences, Del Rey cites several contemporary artists such as Elvis Presley, Antony and the Johnsons, Frank Sinatra, and Eminem. "[I really] just like the masters of every genre", she told BBC radio presenter Jo Whiley. Her favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen. She covered Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel #2" in 2013.

Janis Joplin's live version of "Summertime" from the Cheap Thrills compilation album is one of Del Rey's favorite songs. Del Rey has also cited "Time of the Season" by The Zombies and "Hotel California" by The Eagles as favorites and inspirations. Her favorite films, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and American Beauty have also inspired her musical style. Inspired by poetry, Del Rey cites Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg as instrumental to her songwriting. Specifically, she enjoys the chapbook "Leaves of Grass" by Whitman and a poem called "Howl" by Ginsberg. Her song, "Body Electric" from her third EP, Paradise, alludes to Whitman in the lyric, "Whitman is my daddy." The song's chorus of "I sing the body electric" is a direct reference to his poem "I Sing The Body Electric." She recited Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" for the French fashion magazine, L'Officiel Paris. Before becoming a singer, Del Rey wanted to be a poet. As a child, her father wrote country songs for personal enjoyment, while her mother was interested in singing; the former introduced her to The Beach Boys, while the latter was a fan of Carly Simon.

Music videos

After having recorded the cover of "Blue Velvet" for H&M, filmmaker David Lynch, who was the inspiration behind the song's video, positively commented on the singer, saying, "Lana Del Rey, she's got some fantastic charisma and " this is a very interesting thing " it's like she's born out of another time. She's got something that's very appealing to people. And I didn't know she was influenced by me!" For songs such as "Video Games", "Blue Jeans", "Kill Kill", and "Carmen", Del Rey produced the music videos using her webcam and clips from old home movies on YouTube. Of the video production, she has said:

I'm very swayed by how things look on the outside. Though I have been burned by what's on the inside of them so many times -- don't get me wrong, but I still have love for something that hits my eye right. A flag waving or a Pontiac Grandam -- I didn't even have to know what those things stood for to know they were beautiful.
Although directed by Yoann Lemoine, the concept for the "Born to Die" video was also written by Del Rey in the form of a treatment she titled, "The Lonely Queen". The video was intended to be set in Heaven, metaphorically represented by a Romanian castle. While the narrator was flanked by tigers, she would recall memories of being with her beloved. Lemoine took Del Rey's concept and reworked it into something doable, she said, and she was satisfied with the outcome. For the compilation done for "Video Games", Del Rey found the video clips by searching through YouTube. In the months following the video's viral success, Del Rey had to hire copyright specialists to track down the copyright holders of each and every clip used in the video. Regarding the quality of the video, she was quoted by Complex as saying: "It's not like the videos are that good. I'd rather them not be up, but whatever. They're fucking weird. It's not like I wanted the videos to look that way; it's just what I was working with at the time. I'm not sure it's a perfect representation of what I would have chosen if I'd had more money." Despite this, her videos have received nominations and awards from major music associations. At the Independent Music Awards, "Video Games" was nominated for the "Favorite International Video of the Year"; it was also nominated for prominent awards at the 2012 NME Awards ceremony and the SiriusXM Indie Awards, among others. At the UK Music Video Awards, Del Rey won "Best Pop Video - International" for "Born to Die", with "Blue Jeans" and "National Anthem" also being nominated in the same category; that night, "Blue Jeans" was also nominated for "Best Cinematography in a Video" and "National Anthem" in "Best Styling in a Video".

Voice and timbre

Del Rey possesses an expansive contralto vocal range, which has been described as unique, captivating, and highly emotive, being able to transcend from sounding high and girlish in her timbre, down to a low and jazzy sound with great ease, although both these areas of the voice can be conflicting in the contrast of their sound, polarizing opinion. When recording in the studio Del Rey is known for vocal multi-layering, double tracking and overlays which, as it has been noted, is difficult for her to replicate within a live setting, especially with the lack of backing singers to fill out the original vocal style. Contemporary music critics have called her voice "smoky", "gravely", and reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe.

Del Rey stated the use of her lower vocals on the tracks from Born to Die, claiming that "people weren't taking me very seriously, so I lowered my voice, believing that it would help me stand out. Now I sing quite low... well, for a female anyway."

"I sing low now, but my voice used to be a lot higher. Because of the way I look, I needed something to ground the entire project. Otherwise I think people would assume I was some airhead singer. Well, I don't think? I know. I've sung one way, and sung another, and I've seen what people are drawn to.", she said on the topic.

Other ventures

On January 4, 2012, it was reported she had signed a deal with NEXT Model Management agency. H&M confirmed that Del Rey would be modeling and recording a cover version of the popular 1950s prom anthem "Blue Velvet" for their 2012 Autumn Campaign. On August 22, 2012, executives announced that Del Rey would endorse their new Jaguar F-Type which was unveiled by Del Rey at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's global brand director, explained their choice, saying Del Rey had "a unique blend of authenticity and modernity." H&M's 2012 Winter campaign, featuring Lana Del Rey, was released on October 12. This is the second H&M campaign Lana Del Rey is featured in.

Performances

In 2006, Del Rey had 18 live performances, all of which were in New York City. She performed at open mics at Makor four times (April 17, May 1, May 15, and June 16). On June 22, she was part of the 58th Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcase at The Cutting Room. She performed at Sin-é on July 22. Del Rey participated in the CATHARSIS open mic at the Cattyshack on September 11. She performed at the Laila Lounge the next day. She participated in the first round of the Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition at The Lucky Cat on September 15 and was picked as a semi-finalist. Two days later, she performed at Rodrigue's, a coffee house on the campus of Fordham University. Del Rey participated in the semi-finals of the Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition at Galapagos Art Space on September 21. The next day, she participated in the finals of the same competition at North Six but did not win. She performed at 169 bar on September 27. On October 14, Del Rey performed at The Loveseat Collective. She performed at Pianos three days later. On November 15, she performed at Laila Lounge. The next day, she performed at Galapagos Art Space. She performed at Sidewalk Cafe on November 29.

On September 1, 2010, Del Rey was featured by Mando Diao in their MTV Unplugged concert at Union Film-Studios in Berlin.

On September 14, 2011 Del Rey performed a "secret show" in Brooklyn, New York City at the Glasslands Gallery. She held a concert at The Hotel Cafe on September 26. Three days later, she performed at The Volksbühne in Berlin, Germany. One month later, she performed "Video Games" on Later... with Jools Holland and was featured in Woodkid's performance at the Highline Ballroom. In November 2011, Del Rey held nine concerts in Europe. The countries included England, Scotland, France, the Netherlands and Germany. She performed on [[Le Grand Journal (Canal+)|Le Grand Journal]] on November 9 and on Dutch TV program De Wereld Draait Door three days later. Her performance on German late-night talk show Inas Nacht was broadcast the same day. In the following month, she performed at one concert in Canada and two in the United States. On December 5, Del Rey held a concert at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. She also played an intimate show at the Chateau Marmont as part of the Mulberry Mix Tape Tour on December 9.

Del Rey was featured as a musical guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on January 7, 2012. One week later, she performed two songs on Saturday Night Live and received a negative response from critics and the general public. After her widely criticized performance, the artist says she's still adjusting to the spotlight. "I'm not a natural performer. But my fans know that." "[On possibly performing at Coachella] I just stand there and sing. I'm not that exciting. People aren't dying to have me on stage." On January 30, Del Rey performed on Le Grand Journal for the second time. In the beginning of February, Del Rey performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Four days later, she was featured as a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On March 22, she was featured as a musical guest on American Idol. Del Rey performed at easy Street Records in Seattle. She performed at the Jazz Café in London on April 10, 2012 and was featured as a musical guest on Spanish TV show Buenas noches y Buenafuente twelve days later. One week later, Del Rey performed on The Voice UK. In the beginning of June, Del Rey held three concerts at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and the Irving Plaza in New York City. She spent one month, during June and July, performing at music festivals in Europe, the countries including Spain, England, Norway, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Portugal and Germany. In the end of July, Del Rey held six concerts in Australia. The cities included Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Byron Bay. She performed in Warsaw, Poland and at the iTunes Festival in London, England in September. On September 28, she had her third appearance on Le Grand Journal. On November 30, Del Rey was a musical guest on Later... with Jools Holland and performed her latest single "Ride". She performed covers of Oasis' "Wonderwall" and The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" with rock and roll cover group Camp Freddy at The Roxy on December 21.

During her Paradise Tour (April 3 - June 16, 2013), Del Rey is set to perform in France (Amnéville and Paris), Denmark (Copenhagen), Germany (Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich), Sweden (Stockholm), Norway (Oslo), Austria (Vienna), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Czech Republic (Prague), Switzerland (Geneva), Italy (Turin, Rome and Milan), Monaco, Spain (Madrid), England (Birmingham, London and Manchester), Scotland (Glasgow), Ireland (Dublin), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brussels), Poland (Warsaw), Greece (Athens), Lithuania (Vilnius), Russia (Saint Petersburg and Moscow), Ukraine (Kiev), Belarus (Minsk), Latvia (Riga) and Finland (Helsinki). Del Rey is supported by the Scottish alternative folk rock band Kassidy on her Paradise tour. She is also set to perform at Lollapalooza on August 2.

Personal life

Del Rey stated that she has suffered from alcohol dependence. At the age of 14, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, to get sober. In September 2012, she told GQ magazine:

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Del Rey's left hand is tattooed with the letter "M", referencing her grandmother, Madeleine, and the word "paradise". Her right hand is tattooed with the phrase "trust no one". She also has the phrase "die young" tattooed on her right ring finger. On numerous occasions, it has been suggested that Del Rey has had rhinoplasty and lip augmentation, which she denies. She is reported to have been in a relationship with Kassidy frontman Barrie-James O'Neill since August 2011. Del Rey has two apartments, one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, where she lives with her sister and brother. Del Rey is Roman Catholic. She is a supporter of the English Premier League team Liverpool and Scottish Premier League side Celtic.

Discography

Main article: Lana Del Rey discography

Studio albums

  • Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant (2010)
  • Born to Die (2012)

Extended plays

  • Kill Kill (2008)
  • Lana Del Rey (2012)
  • Paradise (2012)

Tours

  • Paradise Tour (2013)

Awards and nominations

See List of awards and nominations received by Lana Del Rey for more information




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