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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Her music is noted for its stylized, cinematic quality and exploration of themes of sadness, tragic romance, glamor, and melancholia, containing many references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.
Raised in upstate New York, Del Rey moved to New York City in 2005 to begin her music career. Following numerous projects, including her self-titled debut studio album, Del Rey's breakthrough came with the viral success of her debut single "Video Games" in 2011. She signed with Interscope and Polydor later that year.
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. Del Rey released the EP Paradise in 2012. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film, writing and starring in the music short film Tropico; she released "Young and Beautiful" as the lead single for the romantic drama film The Great Gatsby (2013).
Del Rey released her third album, Ultraviolence (2014), to critical success. It topped charts and spawned the single "West Coast". That same year, Del Rey recorded the eponymous theme for the drama film Big Eyes, which earned a Golden Globe nomination. She released the albums Honeymoon in 2015 and Lust for Life in 2017, the latter topping the US Billboard 200. Her sixth album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019), received widespread critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. In 2019, Del Rey released the singles "Doin' Time" and "Don't Call Me Angel", the latter being a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus for the soundtrack of the film Charlie's Angels (2019).
Her follow-up releases included the spoken word album and poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass (2020), and her seventh studio album, Chemtrails over the Country Club (2021). Her upcoming eight studio album, Blue Banisters, will be released on July 4, 2021.
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.
I'm personally more struck by visual things more than musical.
I love to sing and I really love to write, but in terms of being onstage, I'm not that comfortable, which I think is sort of clear.
A man's ego is just as fragile as a woman's heart.
Be like snow -- cold, but beautiful.
My music is a luxury.
I have kind of a funny relationship with movies. I don't have to see the whole movie to get an impression of it or to let it have an influence on me.
I made that first record in 2008, alongside the EP, but my label at the time waited three years to release it. They thought maybe someone bigger would buy it, but they didn't, so in the end they just released it themselves.
I'm not like a persona. I'm not a caricature of myself.
I'm not a natural performer or exhibitionist. When I was younger, I hated the focus, and it made me feel strange.
I lived where I could and studied what I enjoyed studying. I took what I wanted from that education but was making my first record at the same time.
God has saved me a million times, so I think He must've enjoyed my song.
High heels off; I'm feeling alive.
I have a great appreciation for our world's history. I learn from my own mistakes, I learn from the mistakes we've made as a human race.
It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it to know what
true freedom is.
I once had a dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn't really mind, because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.
I believe that there is no doubts about who I am, an artist who loves music, above everything.
When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.
Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art.
Think I'll miss you forever,
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky.
My songs are cinematic so they seem to reference a glamorous era or fetishize certain lifestyles, but that's not my aim.
A lot of what's been written about me is not true: of my family history or my choices or my interests. Actually, I've never read anything written about me that was true. It's been completely crazy.
Initially the fashion world was more interested in me than the music world, which was strange when I first started singing.
For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept... Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested.
I was a different sort of child, as half the children are. I was in that category of being free-spirited.
A lot of the reason my look is the way it is, is because it's really easy to put on a sundress every night if I have to perform -- or just wear jeans every day and a flannel or something.
I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.
My dancing is Hawaiian-inspired but I also get a little fresh when it comes to my faster songs.
Loving you forever can't be wrong. Even though you're not here, can't move on.
I wanted to be part of a high-class scene of musicians. It was half-inspired because I didn't have many friends, and I was hoping that I would meet people and fall in love and start a community around me, the way they used to do in the '60s.
My baby lives in shades of blue, blue eyes and jazz and attitude.
Don't make me sad, don't make me cry. Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why.
I think America is amazing for its landscape and its history. California is beautiful, New York is beautiful, but when you're a gypsy at heart, it probably suits you to be traveling.
Synchronicites . It's been said that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous. Synchronicities are a sign of divinity. You breathe in deeply and say: 'I don't want anything. I'm going to let things happen.'
Being an entrepreneur doesn't make you a rich tycoon and being an innovator doesn't mean that you're successful. It just means that you're interesting.
Even if you're the best singer in the world, there's a good chance no one will ever hear you.
Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I've got nothing but my aching soul?
They judge me like a picture book, by the colors, like they forgot to read.
I already have success. I had it a long time ago. It's nothing to do with my music. Music is secondary, at this point. The good stuff is really good, but I have success because I'm at peace and I'm a good person in my everyday life and that's important.
Do you know how expensive it is to look this cheap?
I only know how to do me, so that's just what I'm going to do.
Oh what can i do life is beautiful but you don't have a clue.
I lost my reputation, I forgot my truth. But I have my beauty and I have my youth.
I guess my strongest recurring theme is honoring love, even when it's lost.
Life is a velvet crowbar hitting you over the head, you're bleeding syrup amour, bleeding to death.
I don't really have any gimmicks. I don't actually do anything that's strange. I don't even wear weird things.
Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything.
I sing the National Anthem, while I'm standing, over your body, hold you like a python.
Mary praise the rosary for my broken mind.
I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.
When I got to New York City when I was 18, I started playing in clubs in Brooklyn -- I have good friends and devoted fans on the underground scene, but we were playing for each other at that point -- and that was it.
I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive.
I like a little hardcore love.
I'm like a child who belongs to nobody.
I don't really care about how good a song is, I only want them to reflect what I felt when I was writing them.
It's nice to be able to try and build the life you want for yourself.
Money is the anthem of success, so put on your mascara and your party dress.
When I was younger I felt lonely. In terms of my thought processes. I had the constant feeling that I thought differently to everyone around me. So, I suppose I felt lonely for a home. I didn't know where I wanted to be, but I knew I wasn't there yet.
I mainly let my imagination be my reality. Fantasy is my reality.
Down on the West Coast I get this feeling like it all could happen.
I am nostalgic of an era I never knew.
When your happiness is someone else's happiness, that is love.
We have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore -- except to make our lives into a work of art.
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough.
I don't know why.
I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I
I've got a war in my mind
So, I just ride.
In the Land of Gods and Monsters I was an angel looking to get fucked hard.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger is so not true. You know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.
To be honest like when you work at something for a long time and then coming to a family of people who support what you do hmm... you are very lucky!
My mum and my dad they both like to sing they have really nice voices and my sister and my brother actually they are good singers too. I've been really blessed actually more than most to have a really good people around me.
I found it hard to make friends in school, because I was a cerebral person.
I know now that it's really important to feel beautiful. There is a power to that.
Einstein said 'your imagination is more important than intelligence,' and I have a very, very big imagination.
Pick your role models wisely, find out what they did and do it.
I'm the gangsta Nancy Sinatra.
When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying.
When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies. That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive.
You do things so fast, you end up having so many different lifestyles all in one short time.
I've clearer idea of how I don't want to be seen -- as someone who does what everyone wants them to.
I just look for someone who makes me feel like life is an exciting opportunity and, you know, just like to be alive.
Bad things happen everyday but you're not going to be any happier thinking about them. So I don't think about them.
My understanding of God has come from my own personal experiences. Because I was in trouble so many times in New York that if you were me, you would believe in God too.
In New York I pretty much live in diners -- I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.
Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.
I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.
It's just a relief, really. I'm scared to die, but I want to die.
I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we're even alive at all.
Dark and lonely. I need somebody to hold me.
Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don't fail forever.
Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.
I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn't think I'd have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn't know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.
Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past.
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