Lana Del Rey Biography

Nadine Caridi

Lana Del Rey is a well-recognized, award winning American Singer. She is a song writer and Vogue cover girl. She is also known as Lizzy Grant, May Jailer, Elizabeth Grant and Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.


Lana Del Rey was born in New York on 21 June 1985. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is her birth name. Her father Rob Grant who is an entrepreneur of Grey Group. Her mother Pat Grant is a high school teacher. She has a brother named Charlie Grant and a younger sister named Caroline. Lizzy is her nick name. However, she was born in New York city, she was raised in Lake Placid. Lake Placid is a village which is located outside of New York. Currently, she is 32 years old Grant. she is now popular with the name Lana Del Rey. She belongs to an American nationality. She is working occupationally as a singer, song writer and model.

Early Childhood and education

However, she was born in New York, she grew-up outside of New York city in Lake Placid. Lake Placid is a small village where she raised in Roman Catholic. When she was child, she began to sing in her Church choir. She was also the cantor of Church choir.

Lana Del Rey studied in a Catholic elementary school and for one year to a high school where her mother was a teacher. When she was fifteen years old, a budding drinking problem was observed. After that she was referred to Kent school by her parents for the solution of that problem. Her uncle financially supported her to attend in the Kent school. After graduating from high school, State University of New York accept her for the further study. But she decided to spend a year in Long Island and reject the university. After that she started living with her uncle and aunt and learnt playing guitar from her uncle. At the same time, she also worked as waitress.

Career and net worth

She started performing in the clubs and found herself in writing songs under his nick name Lizzy Grant. With the continuous practice and passion, she registered an album in the US Copyright Office in 2005. Her album was registered under her birth name and end up with an album named ‘Sirens’. But it was not released.

Lana Del Rey had created her You Tube channel after few years. She started uploading video of her best songs in that channel in 2011. ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ were the video of songs which gained enormous popularity over the internet. After that, she signed for official release of ‘Video Games’. Immediately it became hit after officially released. Then, she gave herself the new name “Lana Del Rey”.

Her album ‘Born to die’ was released in January 2012. She got an appreciation from this album and able to stand in number one among 11 different countries. Approximately, 3.4 million copies were sold in 2012. This album took the market and became the fifth-best selling album of the year 2012.

In June 2014, her next album was released by UMG records in the name ‘Ultraviolence’. The album was debuted in the US Billboard 200 at first position with hitting singles such as ‘Cruel World’, ‘Brooklyn Baby’, ‘Shades of Cool’ and ‘Ultraviolence’.

Polydor Records and Interscope Records released her next album named ‘Honeymoon’ in September 2015. This album also included in the number second in the US Billboard 200.  Her next album ‘Lust for Life’ will be coming soon this year.

Her net worth is $8 Million as per 17 April 2017.

Major works

In 2012, her album named ‘Born to Die’ was released. Within a single week, the album was sold approximately 77,000 copies. It is a studio album which is the most significant task of Lana Del Rey. This album was debuted in number second in the US Billboard 200.  Similarly, she was emerging in a short film in 2013. ‘Tropico’, the name of short film which was focused on sin and redemption of the Bible story. Released of album ‘Ultraviolence’ was also the next major work of Lana Del Rey. It was released in June 2014 and debuted in number one position in US Billboard 200. 182,000 copies were sold in the first week of released.

Awards and achievements

Lana Del Rey has received various awards. In 2012, she received Bit Award for International Breakthrough Act. Also, she got the Bit Award in 2013 for International Female Solo Artist.

She became the winner of the ECHO Awards in two categories in 2013. She is known as a title ‘Best International Female Artist Rock/Pop’ and ‘Best International Newcomer’.

She was also awarded with the title ‘Best Female Artist of the year’ in 2016. This title was given by Elle Style Awards of ‘Elle Magazine’ in February 2016.

Love life

Currently, she is happily living a single life. However, she was fantastically romantic with some men including James Franco, Bradley Soileau and Axl Rose in comparison to the past days.

Global recognition

Lana Del Rey is popular by the name which she adopted herself, later in life. This name is famous in the world as a singer. She is recognized as the winner of Bit award 2012 and 2013 and also, ECHO Awards winner in 2013. She was declared as a ‘best Female Artist of the year’ in 2016 by Elle Style Awards.

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