Lana Del Rey is a well-known American singer and songwriter. She started composing songs at the age of 18 and is currently one of the most popular artists in the world.
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The American singer and songwriter, Lana Del Rey has a net worth of $30 million at the time this article is written.
Lana Del Rey is one of the most famous singers and songwriters in the United States of America. The artist started composing songs at the age of 18, going on to sign her first contract with 5 Points Records in 2007.
Childhood and teenage years
Lana Del Rey, whose real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, is a singer-songwriter, born on June 21, 1986, in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America. Her parents are Patricia Ann “Pat” (née Hill), who worked as an account executive at Grey Group, and Robert England Grant, Jr., who worked as a copywriter at Grey Group. She has a younger brother, Charlie, and a younger sister, Caroline.
Lana’s family moved to the town of Lake Placid in upstate New York when she was one year old. There, her mother worked as a schoolteacher and her father became an entrepreneurial area investor. Before that, he worked at a furniture company.
The artist was in love with music since childhood, when she sang whenever she had the opportunity at school celebrations, and also in the church choir. Lana has also stated over time in several interviews that she was strongly influenced by the music of Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Britney Spears.
Lana Del Rey said in an interview that her parents sent her to a boarding house in Connecticut at the age of 14, to help her quit drinking. During that period, she attended courses at the Kent School in Kent.
When she graduated from high school, Lana moved for one year to her aunt and uncle, in Long Island, where she worked as a waitress. Her uncle taught her how to play the guitar, and she started to write her own songs and perform in clubs around New York City.
Lana Del Ray enrolled at Fordham University, where from she graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During that time, she produced two EPs under the stage name May Jailer.
Lana Del Rey started singing in clubs in New York at the age of 18 and signed her first contract with a record company at 21.
The first appearance of Lana del Rey took place in 2008 when she released her first EP. The artist appeared at that time under the pseudonym Lizzy Grant.
In January 2010, the singer’s first full album, “Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant”, appeared. The album was released on the music market with the help of producer David Kahne, whom Lana appreciated and considered to be a man of integrity. It was also the year when the artist adopted the pseudonym Lana Del Rey, wanting to have a stage name “as beautiful as the music itself”.
The artist’s father also had a major contribution to her career, contributing financially to the release of the album “Lana Del Ray A.K.A Lizzy Grant”.
She made her recording debut in 2011, with the release of the single “Video Games”. In October of the same year, the artist obtained a collaboration contract with Interscope Records, which has committed to distributing her second studio album, “Born to Die” (released on January 30, 2012). “Born to Die” debuted at number one in 7 countries including the UK and Australia and sold 900,000 copies worldwide in its first month of release.
Career and success
In 2011, “Video Games” appeared on the spot in the TV series “Ringer”, and from this moment the singer Lana Del Rey’s path went in the right direction. The artist confessed in an interview that this song was not destined to become a single, but that the public had an adequate reaction and things came naturally.
In 2014, Lana Del Rey released her third album, titled “Ultraviolence”. At the end of December, she released the song “Big Eyes”, which belongs to the soundtrack of the homonymous film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Eyes”. The album sold very well in the first week after its release and occupied first place in the Billboard 200 Top of the best-selling albums in the world. This performance by Lana is the highest recorded by a woman after December 29, 2013, when Beyonce‘s self-titled album sold 310,000 units in the first week after its release.
In 2015, Lana Del Rey released the album “Honeymoon”, which had a darker sound and reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The artist collaborated with The Weekend in 2016 on his album “Starboy”, offering vocals on the songs “Stargirl Interlude” and “Party Monster”. Also, she is the co-writer of the song “Party Monster”, which was certified double-platinum and reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2017 Lana released her fifth studio album, “Lust for Life”. It featured collaborations with artists such as Sean Ono Lennon, The Weekend, Steve Nicks, A$AP Rocky, and Playboi Carti. In 2018 she embarked on the LA to the Moon Tour with Kali Uchis and Jhené Aiko, in order to support the album. Moreover, at the 60th Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In August 2019, Lana Del Rey released her sixth album “Norman F*****g Rockwell”, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. This album was awarded a full five out of five stars by NME and received widespread critical acclaim. Also, it was nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
In 2019 the artist worked on some other projects including a collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande for the soundtrack of the movie “Charlie’s Angels”, a cover of “Season of the Witch” for Guillermo del Toro’s movie “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”, the song “Don’t Call Me Angel” and the single “Looking for America”.
Lana Del Rey also contributed to the soundtrack of the movie “The Great Gatsby”, with the single “Young and Beautiful” (2013), the movie “Maleficent”, with a cover of the single “Once Upon a Dream” (2014), and the drama “Big Eyes”, with the song “I Can Fly” (2014).
The last album of the baroque pop artist was “Blue Banisters”, which debuted in the fall of 2021. Also, in 2021 came the album “Chemtrails over the Country Club”.
Besides music, Lana Del Rey collaborated with the clothing retailer company H&M. Also, she was the muse for the luxury handbag brand, Mulberry, which created, especially for her, the signature handbag “The Del Rey”.
Lana Del Rey bought a beachfront house in Malibu in 2015 for $3 million. However, she sold this house for $2.8 million in 2018.
The same year she purchased a two-bedroom cabin-style home in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood for $1.2 million.
Lana’s main residence is a compound in Los Angeles, which was put together in three different transactions. She bought the first parcel in 2013 for $2.5 million, and in 2016, she bought two neighboring houses for $5.9 million. All these properties cover four acres in Beverly Hills.
In 2011, she started a relationship with Barrie-James O’Neill (Nightmare Boy) from Kassidy, a folk-rock band from Scotland. Lana was proposed to by Barrie-James on June 21, 2013, on her birthday, but a year later the dust settled on their relationship and wedding plans.
Between September 2019 and March 2020, she has been in a romantic relationship with Sean “Sticks” Larkin, the star of the A&E show “Live PD”.
According to rumors, Lana del Rey had relationships with the actor James Franco, A$AP Rocky, and even Axel Rose, the lead singer of Guns ‘n’ Roses.
In October 2022, Lana del Rey was robbed. The thieves broke the window of her car and stole the backpack she left there. In it were three video cameras but above all a laptop on which the songs of a new album and the manuscript of a book written by her were stored. Her new songs were copied and illegally posted on the Internet.
This is not the first time that the artist Lana Del Rey has been robbed. In December 2019, she revealed that all her personal belongings were stolen from her family.