American singer-songwriter was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant on June 21, 1985 in Manhattan, New York City. When she was one year old, the family moved to the upstate New York town of Lake Placid. In Lake Placid, she attended St. Agnes School in her elementary years and began singing in her church choir.
Del Rey moved to New York City in 2005 to begin her music career. Lana Del Ray is the first studio album by American singer and was released digitally in the United States on January 4, 2010 when she was known as Lana Del Ray. In 2011, Del Rey uploaded self-made music video for her song “Video Games” to YouTube, featuring vintage footage interspersed with shots of her singing on her webcam. The music video became a viral internet sensation, which led to Del Rey being signed by Stranger Records to release the song as her debut single.
Her major label debut, Born to Die (2012), was an international success and spawned “Summertime Sadness”, a top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the singles “Blue Jeans” and “Born to Die”, which charted in several overseas territories.
Her music is distinguished for its cinematic sound on the subject of love, romance, charm, sadness and melancholy, which contain many references to pop culture, especially in the American 1960s.
Her accolades include two Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, a Satellite Award, nine GAFFA Awards, six Grammy Award nominations, and a Golden Globe nomination.