Lana Del Rey is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame after the viral success of her single “Video Games” in 2011. She has since released a number of critically acclaimed studio albums, including Born to Die, Ultraviolence, and Lust for Life. She is known for her dramatic on-stage presence and sensuously husky singing style.
Lana Del Rey Biography
Lana Del Rey was born on the 21st of June 1985, in New York City, New York, United States of America. She’s currently 36 years old.
|Birth Name||Elizabeth Woolridge Grant|
|Nickname||Lizzy, Lana Rey Del Mar, Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, Sparkle Jump Rope Queen|
|Date of Birth||June 21, 1985|
|Place of Birth||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Age||36 years old|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Lana is the oldest child born to Robert England Grant, Jr., a Grey Group copywriter turned entrepreneur, and Patricia Ann “Pat” (née Hill), a former Grey account executive turned high school teacher. She has two younger siblings, Charlie Grant, and Caroline “Chuck” Grant, who is her photographer.
Del Rey attended a Catholic elementary school and then went to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut. She got admission at the State University of New York at Geneseo, but she decided not to attend and instead spent a year living on Long Island with her aunt and uncle while working as a waitress.
She later enrolled at Fordham University in the Bronx from where she majored in philosophy, with an emphasis on metaphysics.
Lana Del Rey Love Life
Lana Del Rey has been in a relationship with musician Clayton Johnson since 2020. They got engaged in December 2020.
Lana briefly dated anti-folk musician Steven Mertens, who produced her debut album, Lana Del Ray, before it was re-recorded by David Kahne.
She had dated Kassidy member Barrie-James O’Neill from August 2011 until June 2014.
She dated Italian photographer, Francesco Carrozzini from 2014 to 2015 before dating rapper G-Eazy in 2017. They broke out in September 2017.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6½ inches|
Centimeters – 169 cm
Meters – 1.69 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 61 kg|
Pounds – 135 lbs
|Shoe Size||8 (US) / 6 (UK)|
|Dress Size||6 (US) / 10 (UK)|
|Distinctive Features||Dugazon singing voice|
Often references Old Hollywood
Lana Del Rey released her debut album Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant on January 4, 2010. The album was released to moderate success and was pulled after three months.
She gain huge popularity after uploading the videos for the songs ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ from her second album ‘Born to Die’ on YouTube in 2011. The album was released in January 2012 to huge success which was well received by music lovers. The album peaked at no.1 on several music charts in 11 different countries, selling over 3.4 million records in 2012, thus becoming the fifth-best selling album of the year.
Lana has released five studio albums to date –
- Lana Del Ray (2010)
- Born to Die (2012)
- Ultraviolence (2014)
- Honeymoon (2015)
- Lust for Life (2017)
Lana Del Rey made her first television appearance on the TV series 90210 where she performed in an episode titled “I See London, I See France…” in 2010.
She has done endorsement work for H&M, Mulberry, Jaguar, among many others.
- Food – Spaghetti and Chocolate Cake
- Artists – Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Jeff Buckley, and Leonard Cohen
- Song – Summertime by Janis Joplin, Time of the Season by The Zombies, Hotel California by The Eagles
- Movies – The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, American Beauty
Lana Del Rey Net Worth
As of 2022, Lana Del Rey has a net worth of $30 million dollars.
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Lana Del Rey Facts
After graduating from high school, she lived in Long Island for a year with her aunt and uncle. During this time, she learnt to play with the guitar her uncle gifted to her.
As a teenager, she had suffered from alcohol dependence. As a result, she was sent to a boarding school, Kent School.
Eventually, her musical journey kicked off when she started writing songs and performing in nightclubs around the city under various names such as “Sparkle Jump Rope Queen” and “Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena.”
She signed her first record contract at the age of 20, but never her album was released. Her debut album was released in 2010 via 5 Points Records. She later retained the rights to her album and pulled it from online three months later.
Lana is a huge fan of English Premier League team Liverpool and Scottish Premier League side Celtic.
In 2015, Del Rey won the MTV Europe Music Award for “Best Alternative”. She also received the Trailblazer Award at the 2015 Billboard Women in Music event.
Lana cites Britney Spears, Thomas Newman, Eminem, Elvis Presley, Antony and the Johnsons, and Kurt Cobain as her musical influences.
She is a big fan of Guns N’Roses.
Del Rey’s musical sound has been dubbed “Hollywood sadcore” by music critics.
In 2016, Del Rey received “Best Female Artist of the Year” award from The Elle Style Awards by Elle magazine.
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”.