Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986
in Lake Placid, New York, USA), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey,
is an American
Del Rey's music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to
various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950s and '60s Americana.
Del Rey released her second studio album Born to Die
in January 2012.
It debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012.
A remix of its fifth single "Summertime Sadness
", produced by Cedric Gervais,
became her highest-charting track on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 after peaking at number six in the country.
Del Rey released her third extended play Paradise that November; three of its tracks were featured
in her short film Tropico
, which was premiered in December.
Her third studio album Ultraviolence
was released in June 2014 and debuted as number one on the Billboard 200.
Del Rey's music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture,
particularly that of the 1950s and 1960s Americana.
The singer has described herself as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra
Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre,
including Elvis Presley
, Bruce Springsteen
, and Britney Spears
as well as from poetry and film noir.