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Lana Del Rey

Biography

Singer-songwriter whose breakout music “VIDEO GAMING” propelled her to popularity in 2011. She actually is known on her behalf dramatic on-stage existence and unique tone of voice. She received her 1st recording agreement at age twenty while carrying out at an area club. She worked well in community assistance careers when her 1st recording got shelved from the record business. Her 2012 recording Created to Die peaked at number 2 for the U.S. Billboard 200. She was created to Rob and Pat Give and elevated alongside her siblings Caroline and Charlie Give. She collaborated with Cheryl Cole on her behalf album A Mil Lights.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lana Del Rey
Date Of Birth June 21, 1985
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.7 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Fordham University, Kent School, Young and Beautiful, Summertime Sadness, Blue Jeans, Paris, France, Oslo, Norway, Helsinki, Finland
Nationality American
Parents Robert England Grant, Jr., Patricia Ann Hill, Young and Beautiful, Summertime Sadness, Blue Jeans
Siblings Caroline Grant, Charlie Hill-Grant, Young and Beautiful, Summertime Sadness, Blue Jeans
Awards Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative, Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist, Q Awards for Q's Next Big Thing, Ivor Novello Awards for Best Contemporary Song, Danish Music Award for International Album of the Year, UK Music Video Awards for Best Pop Video, Young and Beautiful, Summertime Sadness, Blue Jeans, Paris, France, Oslo, Norway, Helsinki, Finland
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push Artist, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, NME Award for Best Solo Artist, NME Award for Best Track, Echo Award for Song of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, NME Award for Best Music Video, NME Award for Best New Band, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album, NME Award for Best International Solo Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Dance Song of the Year, UK Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Act, BBC Radio 6 Best Tease of the Last 12 Months, Young and Beautiful, Summertime Sadness, Blue Jeans, Paris, France, Oslo, Norway, Helsinki, Finland
Movies Paris, France, Oslo, Norway, Helsinki, Finland, Maleficent, Tropico, Poolside, Ride, Beautiful
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#Fact
1Is the oldest of three children from Robert and Patricia Grant. Has one sister, Caroline, and one brother, Charlie.
2Was an alcoholic as a youngster and was sent to a boarding school in Connecticut for three years to deal with her alcohol issues.
3She has English and Scottish ancestry.
4Was accepted at State University of New York at Genesso, but declined. She decided to take a gap year and the following fall she attended Fordham University, where she studied metaphysics, a branch of philosophy.
5Performed gratis at the wedding of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (May 2014).
6Ranked #82 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
7Her name in Spanish means "king's money".
8Angelina Jolie handpicked her to perform the song "Once Upon a Dream" as the main theme for Maleficent (2014).
9Older sister of Caroline Grant, a photographer, who goes by the name of Chuck Grant.
10Close friends with actress Jaime King.
11Stated that she has suffered from alcohol dependence. At age 15, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, for three years to get sober.
12Parents are Robert and Patricia Grant; has a younger brother and sister.
13Her debut single, "Video Games", attained worldwide success, reaching number one in Germany and top-ten positions in Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (as of December 2011).
14Has described herself as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra"; and cites Britney Spears, Thomas Newman, Eminem, Elvis Presley, Antony and the Johnsons, and Kurt Cobain as her musical influences.
15Her stage name came from a series of managers and lawyers over the last 9 years (as of 2014) who wanted a name that they thought better fit the sound of the music. It's a combination of the late old Hollywood actress Lana Turner and the Ford Del Rey (car).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston2015Short performer: "Some Things Last A Long Time" completed
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
State of AffairsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Big Eyes2014/Iperformer: "Big Eyes", "I Can Fly" / writer: "Big Eyes", "I Can Fly"
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Lana Del Rey: Shades of Cool2014Video short performer: "Shades of Cool" / writer: "Shades of Cool" - as Elizabeth Grant
Maleficent2014performer: "Once Upon a Dream"
Mommy2014/Iperformer: "Born to Die", "Young and Beautiful" / writer: "Born to Die" - as Elizabeth Grant / writer: "Young and Beautiful"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tropico2013Short performer: "Body Electric", "Gods and Monsters", "Bel Air" / writer: "Body Electric", "Gods and Monsters", "Bel Air"
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gimme Shelter2013performer: "Born to Die" / writer: "Born to Die"
Waterloo Road2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Originals2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Amor à Vida2013TV Series performer: "Summertime Sadness" / writer: "Summertime Sadness"
Didysis Getsbis2013performer: "Young and Beautiful" / writer: "Young and Beautiful" - as Elizabeth Grant
Pretty Little LiarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cheryl: A Million Lights - Live at the O22012Video writer: "Ghetto Baby" - as Elizabeth Grant
Salve Jorge2012TV Series performer: "Ride" / writer: "Ride"
666 Park Avenue2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Final Note2012Short performer: "Summertime Sadness" / writer: "Summertime Sadness"
Now Is Good2012performer: "Blue Jeans" Gesaffelstein Remix / writer: "Blue Jeans" Gesaffelstein Remix - as Grant
The MentalistTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Voice UK2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buenas noches y BuenafuenteTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Brazil Avenue2012TV Series performer: "Video Games" / writer: "Video Games"
American Idol2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
RingerTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Gossip GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Made in Chelsea2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tropico2013ShortEve
Poolside2012ShortLisa (as Lizzy Grant)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lana Del Rey: Shades of Cool2014Video short as Elizabeth Grant
Tropico2013Short
Lana Del Rey: Summertime Sadness2012Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tropico2013Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston2015Short executive producer completed

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Fashion News Live2015TV SeriesHerself
Lana Del Rey: Shades of Cool2014Video shortHerself
Lana Del Rey: West Coast2014Video shortHerself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The BRIT Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Le grand journal de Canal+2011-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Lana Del Rey: Summertime Sadness2012ShortHerself
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 20122012TV MovieHerself
The Voice UK2012TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Buenas noches y Buenafuente2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Idol2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The BRIT Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHerself (in photo)
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Inas Nacht2011TV SeriesHerself
Later with Jools Holland2011TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBig Eyes (2014)· Daniel Heath
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongBig Eyes (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongBig Eyes (2014)· Dan Heath
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor the album "Paradise."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Visual MediaThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2014HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongBig Eyes (2014)· Daniel Heath
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best CinematographyLana Del Rey: West Coast (2014)· Evan Prosofsky
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2014iHeartRadio Music AwardiHeartRadio Music AwardsEDM Song of the Year· Cedric Gervais
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art Direction· Lou Asaro
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Cinematography· Malik Hassan Sayeed
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2013World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written Directly for a FilmThe Great Gatsby (2013)· Rick Nowels
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art Direction· Anna Brun, Audrey Malecot
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Cinematography· Andre Chemetoff


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#Quote
1[on being a fan of Amy Winehouse] Amy would be my number one whether she was here today or not.
2When you're an introvert like me and you've been lonely for a while, and then you find someone who understands you, you become really attached to them. It's a real release.
3When I feel like I'm being overwhelmed it's hard to remain a guiding force. That's one reason to keep things small, play small venues, that sort of thing, which is what I always wanted to do.
4I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn't think I'd have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn't know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.
5I don't really have any gimmicks. I don't actually do anything that's strange. I don't even wear weird things.
6When I walk outside, people have something to say about it.
7I'm always just surprised when someone writes something about me.
8I don't know that much about who directs what movies, but I'm definitely inspired by the look of old movies; I find them to be really beautiful.
9In New York I pretty much live in diners - I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.
10When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.
11I'm personally more struck by visual things more than musical.
12I've been writing since I was really young, so I considered myself a writer for a really long time.
13I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic.
14I love to sing and I really love to write, but in terms of being onstage, I'm not that comfortable, which I think is sort of clear.
15I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.
16Having a simple career as a musician who liked music was good enough for me.
17I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I've had and also the people I've had around me.
18A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I'm writing about New York.
19When I was very young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn't believe that we were mortal.
20I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.
21I'm not a natural performer or exhibitionist. When I was younger, I hated the focus, and it made me feel strange.
22Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.
23I'm a writer first and a singer second.
24[on being a fan of Britney Spears] I'm not really interested in a ton of female musicians but there is something about Britney that compelled me - the way she sings and just the way she looks.

#Trademark
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