Lana Del Rey Biography: Age, Occupation, Songs, Album, State, Real Name, Country, Business, Houses, Cars And More
The American singer and songwriter, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, professionally known as Lana Del Rey Born on June 21 1985. She went into music in 2005 and has had amazing progress through the years. Lana is an award-winning songstress known for her melancholic style of music. She does Baroque pop and rock music. She grew up, lived and worked in Upstate New York up until 2005 when she moved to New York City to start her music career.
In 2006, Elizabeth performed at the Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition during which she met a representative for 5 Points Records. The following year, while a senior at Fordham University, she recorded a demo tape of acoustic tracks which she submitted to 5 Points Records, and they offered her a $10,000 recording contract. David Nichtern, the owner of 5 Points Records described her as a cute young woman who was very intelligent and a quickly evolving musician.
After graduation from Fordham University in 2008, she released a three-track extended play titled “Kill Kill” using the name “Lizzy Grant”. This was produced by David Kahne. While developing her music, Elizabeth engaged in projects of social impact and community service, especially for the homeless and addicts.
In adopting the stage name Lana Del Rey, she was inspired by actress Lana Turner and Ford Del Rey. Using the alternate spelling “Lana Del Ray”, she released self-titled studio album in January 2010. This was marketed briefly on iTunes through the help of her father, before she bought back the rights from 5 Points Records and withdrew it. Later the same year, she left 5 Points Records, after meeting Ben Mawson and Ed Millett who became her managers. She also acted in a short film “Poolside”, and featured in MTV Unplugged concert at Union Film-Studios in Berlin, in the same year.
2011 came and she released her debut single “Vidoe Games” with Stranger Records. This was after a self-made video of the song went viral on the internet after she uploaded it on Youtube. This was the big breakthrough as the song won her the Q award for The Next Big Thing in October 2011. Soon after, she signed a recording contract with Polydor and Interscope.
On the 31st of January 2012, with Polydor and Interscope, she released her second studio album “Born to die” which did great commercially, debuting at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. In September 2012, Lana released the single “Ride” which was a promotion song for her extended play “Paradise” which was released on November 12, 2012. “Paradise” debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200. Her second time in the top 10.
It was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Her third album “Ultraviolence” produced by Dan Auerbach, was released on June 13 2014. It debuted at number 1 in 12 countries including the US and Uk, selling 880,000 copies globally in the first week.
She went on to successfully release other albums : “Honeymoon” (2015), “Lust for Life” (2017), “Norman Fucking Rockwell” (2019) which was considered her finest album and nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, “Chemtrails over the Country Club” (2021), “Blue Banisters” (2021).
She also collaborated with other artistes like The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, sang beautiful cover versions of some songs, wrote and co-wrote other songs as well as featured in a good number of videos and commercials.
Asides music, Lana has delved into poetry and photography as well. In 2020, she published her book “Violent Bent Backwards over the Grass”, a collection of poems and pictures.
Full Name: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Age: 37 years
Birthday: June 21
Net Worth: $30 million
Siblings: Caroline, Charlie
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, USA
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.69m)
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Father: Robert England Grant Jr.
Mother: Patricia Ann Pat (née Hill)
On the 21st of June, 1985, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born to Scottish parents with ancestral roots in Lanarkshire ; Robert England Grant Jr and Patricia Ann Pat, who were both part of the Grey Group. Shortly after she was born, little Elizabeth had to move with her family to Lake Placid, New York.
She was brought up a Roman Catholic and attended St Agnes School in her primary years. She also joined her church choir as a child, doing beautifully while at it; she soon became a cantor in the choir.
Her father began working for a furniture company, before he became a domain investor. Her mother worked as a High School teacher where Elizabeth attended for about a year before she was sent to Kent school at 15 years, through the help of her uncle who was an Admissions officer at the school. This was because she had developed a drinking problem and had become depressed during her teenage years.
She graduated from Kent school and stayed on Long Island with her aunt and uncle. There, she worked as a waitress and her uncle taught her to play the guitar.
Then she started writing songs and performing in night-clubs around town using the stage name “Lizzy Grant” or pseudonyms like “Sparkle Jump Rope Queen”. When she got back to New York City at 18, she started playing in clubs in Brooklyn. In 2004, when she was 19 years old, Elizabeth enrolled in Fordham University, The Bronx, where she studied Philosophy and Metaphysics. In 2005, she registered a seven-track extended play with the United States Copyrights Office under the stage name “May Jailer”. After this, she recorded an acoustic album titled “Sirens”, between 2005 to 2006.
Elizabeth graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy 8n 2008.
PERSONAL LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS
In 2012, Lana Del Rey dated Scottish singer Barrie-James O’Neill. They broke up in 2014 after dating for 3 years. In the same year, she began dating Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, after he directed the music video for her album “Ultraviolence”. They split in 2015 after a little over a year together.
She was reportedly in a relationship with Sean “Sticks” Larkin, star of the A&E show “Live PD”, from September 2019 to March 2020. She has also been romantically linked to rapper G-Eazy, actor James Franco.
In 2015 Lana paid $3 million for a beachfront home in Malibu. She sold this property in 2018 for $3.2 million. In 2018 Lana paid $1.2illion for a two-bedroom cabin-style home in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood.
Lana’s primary residence is a compound in LA that was put together in three separate transactions. In 2013 she paid $2.5 million for the first parcel. She then paid $5.9 million total for the two neighboring homes in 2016. Together the compound covers 4-acres in the hills above Beverly Hills.