Elizabeth Woolridge Grant ( born June 21. 1986 ) . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] known by her phase name Lana Del Rey. is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started composing at the age of 18 [ 10 ] and she signed her foremost entering contract when she was 22 old ages old with 5 Points Records in 2007. [ 11 ] let go ofing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a. k. a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. [ 11 ] [ 12 ] She signed a joint contract with Interscope. Polydor. and Stranger Records in July 2011. [ 12 ]
After she released her introduction individual “Video Games” in June 2011. a music picture created by Del Rey for the vocal was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the vocal became a viral cyberspace hit with over 20 million positions. her 2nd studio album. Born to Die. was released in January 2012. The album sold over 5 million transcripts worldwide in 2012. doing it the 5th best-selling album of 2012. [ 13 ] Charting across Europe. this album spawned legion top 10 hits. including “Blue Jeans” . “National Anthem” . “Born to Die” . and “Summertime Sadness. ”
With the release of her 3rd EP. Paradise. Del Rey spawned her 2nd top 10 album in the United States. debuting at figure 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67. 000 transcripts sold in its first hebdomad. To day of the month. her discography includes two full-length studio albums. three EPs. seven singles. and eight music picture. A extremely decorated instrumentalist and cameraman. she has won the Q Award for “Best New Thing” . a GQ Award for “Woman of the Year” . a BRIT Award for “International Breakthrough Act” and another for “International Pop Female Solo Artist” . and an EMA for “Best Alternative Act” .