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The Life of Lana Del Rey

She's the queen of "Summertime Sadness" and her latest album has cemented her as one of pop's most acclaimed artists. This is the life of Lana Del Rey. 🌸

Get to know her

Known for her retro style and melancholic lyrics, her name is Elizabeth Woolridge “Lizzy” Grant. Born on June 21, 1985 in New York, she grew up in Lake Placid, a winter sports resort town near the Canadian border. Her father is a real-estate agent and her mother is a high school teacher. Self-taught, she learned to sing in her church choir. Her uncle taught her how to play the guitar. When she was 14, her parents sent her to boarding school to solve her problems with alcohol.

At 18, she moved to New York City and began performing on stage. To make a living, she worked many odd jobs. She worked as a mover, a painter or even a model. She lived in a mobile home in New Jersey. At 21, she recorded her first EP Sirens, that went unnoticed. At the time, she went by the name May Jailer. In 2011, she signed a new contract with the label 5 Points Records. Her stage name: Lana Del Rey, inspired by the actress Lana Turner and the car model Chevrolet Delray.

At 25, she released “Video Games”, a music video she made from archives filmed with a Super 8 camera. She shared it exclusively on social media. It got more than 200 million views. At 27, Lana Del Rey released her album Born to Die, which sold over 1 million copies. Compared to the heroines of filmmaker David Lynch in terms of her style, she draws inspiration from fashion icons such as Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Priscilla Presley. On August 6, 2019, after the El Paso shooting in Texas, she paid tribute to the victims in a song that she posted on Instagram. On August 30, 2019, she released Norman F***ing Rockwell, her sixth album.

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09/03/2019 10:19 PM
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  • Brut
    09/03/2019 22:21

    "As Lana revives American myths, with an empty deadpan that would make Lou Reed proud, she also exposes them. Like the Beach Boys, she’s looking for America; like Elvis, she’s discomfiting; like Dylan, she’s a trickster, and we are all potentially fooled." Read more about Lana Del Rey's latest album: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lana-del-rey-norman-fucking-rockwell/

  • Sophia D.
    09/03/2019 22:21

    Happy tears for the Queen of the Modern Retrospective.

  • Indira H.
    09/03/2019 22:35

    My baby ❤

  • Frmesk A.
    09/03/2019 22:40

    ❤❤❤

  • Ömer A.
    09/03/2019 22:53

    I'm simply in love with this woman..

  • Tim L.
    09/03/2019 22:58

    Bad uncle!

  • Kaleb J.
    09/04/2019 03:20

    su tío la enseñó a tocar la guitarra te decía

  • Ban B.
    09/04/2019 03:44

    ❤️

  • Antonio B.
    09/04/2019 04:43

    pues esta muy chula la lana 😁

  • David R.
    09/04/2019 07:36

    I really enjoyed her cover of the sublime song "doing time. " I'm a sublime fan, and I feel like her interpretation of that song was well done.

  • Muhibul R.
    09/04/2019 11:47

    She is pretty !

  • Tellece G.
    09/04/2019 23:58

    Never heard of her

  • Yash T.
    09/05/2019 16:53

    ❤️

  • Mârêê A.
    09/06/2019 05:10

    ♥️

  • Dom H.
    09/06/2019 17:33

    i love her

  • Animesh P.
    09/06/2019 17:56

    😍

  • Afia R.
    09/06/2019 18:24

    Love you Lana ♥

  • Tima R.
    09/06/2019 21:31

    I love you Lana 💜

  • Nissrine M.
    09/06/2019 22:50

    matbkich

  • LJ O.
    09/07/2019 03:36

    It's not from Lana Turner and a chevrolet, but she and her sister planned it while they're in a cruise or ship in Malibu and they thought del rey was great.