Date of Birth:
June 21, 1985
New York City, New York, United States In a Relationship With:
Barrie-James O'Neill Best Quotes:
“It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it, to know what true freedom is.”
“You said to be cool but, I'm already coolest. I said to get real, don't you know who you're dealing with?”
“I sing the National Anthem, while I'm standing, over your body, hold you like a python.”
Lana Del Rey (born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter. At age 15, she attended boarding school in Connecticut, before moving to New York City when she was 18 to study metaphysics at Fordham University. She began performing in clubs around the city under various names, including her birth name Lizzy Grant, as well as Sparkle Rope Jump Queen and Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena. At 20, she signed a record deal for $10,000 and moved into a trailer park outside of the city. However, the album she recorded was later shelved, causing her to shift her focus. Instead, she began to work in community service. She rebranded herself as Lana Del Rey and in October 2011, she signed a joint record deal with Interscope Records and Polydor. Lana released the song “Video Games” online in June 2011, following it up with an accompanying video on YouTube in August. It accumulated over 20 million views in its first five months of upload. Her debut album Born To Die was released in January 2012 — it reached number one on the UK Album Chart. She also appeared on the cover of the March 2012 issue of British Vogue.
Best Known For:
Lana Del Rey is best known for her music career, most notably for her debut single “Video Games,” released in June 2011.
Lana Del Rey has been in a relationship with Kassidy frontman Barrie-James O’Neill since August 2011.