Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City in 1985. Adopted the stage name Lana Del Rey when she launched her music career.

Her breakout song "Video Games" became an viral hit in 2011, known for its cinematic sound and Del Rey's haunting vocals.

 Her major label debut "Born to Die" (2012) peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, established her signature dream pop orchestral style.

Often sings about tragic romance, glamour, wealth and lust with a nostalgic style inspired by old Hollywood.

Has won several awards including 2 Brit Awards, a Satellite Award and a European Border Breakers Award.

Has modeled for brands like H&M and starred in short films like Tropico to accompany her music.

Has sold over 19 million albums worldwide and is considered a major force in indie pop music today.