Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born 21 June 1985), better known as Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter and producer from Lake Placid, New York, United States. Del Rey is known for embellishing her songs and music videos with an eerily nostalgic vibe heavy on Americana themes, including images of surfing, Coney Island, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. She has also listed a large number of her artistic influences, including Allen Ginsberg, Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Antony and the Johnsons, actor and filmmaker John Waters, artists Mark Ryden and Marilyn Minter, and photographers Juergen Teller and Philip-Lorca diCorcia.
Lana Del Rey (2010)
Del Rey released her first professionally produced body of work in 2010, an EP entitled Kill Kill, as Lizzy Grant via Five Points Records with producer David Kahne. It was available for purchase on iTunes for a brief period before being withdrawn for unknown reasons. Soon after, Del Rey released a self-titled collection of songs, Lana Del Rey, for electronic download.
Born to Die (2012)
In June 2011, Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records and issued the “Video Games” single. In October 2011 she signed with Interscope Records. Her next album, "Born to Die", was released worldwide on 31 January 2012 under Interscope. The second single and title track, "Born to Die," was released on January 27, 2012.
"Ultraviolence" was released on June 13, 2014. The album was produced by Dan Auerbach (from The Black Keys).
"Honeymoon" is the fourth studio album by Del Rey, released on Sept 18, 2015 on the UMG. It was produced by Del Rey together with Rick Nowels and Kieron Menzies.
Lust for Life (2017)
Early in 2017, Del Rey released her first single since 2015, called “Love”. The track was produced by Rick Nowels, Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie. The album, Lust for Life, released on 21 July 2017.
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