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Lana Del Rey (born Elizabeth Grant 21.6.1986)

Lana Del Rey is an American singer songwriter who became widely known with the release of her single 'Video Games' in 2011

Lana Del Rey: Biography

Since the release of 'Video Games,' Lana Del Rey's offstage identity has been the subject of much discussion and intrigue.

Lana Del Rey (or rather, Elizabeth Grant) was born in New York City. Her father, Rob Grant, is a domain investor and a millionaire. She then grew up around Lake Placid and at the age of 15, left to go to boarding school in Connecticut.

Lana Del Rey: Music

Lana Del Rey released an EP in 2008 entitled 'Kill Kill' and in January 2010, released a full length album. The album was entitled Lana Del Rey but at the time, she was recording under her own name, Lizzy Grant. The album was released on an independent label and produced by David Kahne. According to Lizzy, "David asked to work with me only a day after he got my demo. She chose Kahne to produce the record on account of his pedigree - he has worked with a huge range of successful artists in the past, including The Strokes, The Bangles, Regina Spektor and Paul Mccartney.

Robert Grant is said to have helped with the marketing of the album. When Lana Del Rey began releasing music under that name, her album was withdrawn from iTunes, to avoid any confusion.

In June 2011, Lana Del Rey signed to Stranger Records, who are also home to Thomas Tantrum and Penguin Prison. However, when her debut single, 'Video Games' was released, she then signed to Interscope Records. She said at the time (in an interview for The Observer in the UK) that 'Video Games' was her favourite track, hence posting it online but it was not originally intended to be the lead single. Media attention surrounding Del Rey began to snowball and by the end of October 2011, Q magazine announced that she would be the recipient of their 'Next Big Thing' award.

The track 'Video Games' was also selected to feature in the TV series Ringer. She promoted the single with a number of live performances, including playing the Bowery Ballroom in New York and on MTV Push. A performance on Later. With Jools Holland also raised her profile in the UK.

To accompany some of her tracks, Lana Del Rey also directed some of her own music videos. The video to 'Video Games' was filmed in a retro, Super-8 style.

Born to Die, the debut album recorded under the name Lana Del Rey was released in January 2012, after the title track became the second single. On 14th January, she made her debut live US TV appearance on Saturday Night Live. Her performance was not well received, though, with many commenting on her lack of confidence onstage.

At the start of 2012, Lana Del Rey had already been nominated for a MTV Brand New award and the International Breakthrough Act at the 2012 BRIT Awards.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Who Is Emile Haynie? New Album 'We Fall' Features Some Impressive Guests


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Grammy winning record producer Emile Haynie makes a career turning point by unleashing his first album as a recording artist, 'We Fall', complete with collaborations with some of the biggest talent in the music industry today. But who exactly is he?

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Emile Haynie releases debut album 'We Fall'

His name will be doubtlessly familiar to those fans of the rap world, having began his career in hip hop, but now he's set to make waves as a songwriter, enlisting some of the greatest vocalists and performers to work with him on his first release; an impressive feat for someone who started out working in a home studio in New York before dropping out of school. Luckily, it wasn't long before his work was picked up by Proof from D-12, who introduced him to Eminem, and the rest is history. He won a Grammy after producing Eminem's album 'Recovery', went on to discover Kid Cudi and worked with some of the world's greatest rappers including Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to name but a few.

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Lana Del Rey - Celebrities visit Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 28th January 2015

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72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Lana Del Rey - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

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Lana Del Rey spotted out in West Hollywood with her parents

Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey spotted out in West Hollywood with her parents, Patricia and Robert Grant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th January 2015

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Drake, Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Florence And The Machine Among Acts Confirmed For 2015 Governors Ball


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Drake, The Black Keys, Florence And The Machine and Lana Del Rey are among the names confirmed for this year’s Governors Ball, to be held in New York’s Randall's Island from June 5th to 7th. The festival will mark the first time both Florence And The Machine and Lana Del Rey have played in NYC since 2012.

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DJ DeadMau5, who will be playing his first NYC show since 2011 has also been confirmed, along with Bjork, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, St. Vincent and Weird Al Yankovic.

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Lana Del Rey - I Can Fly (Official Audio)


The official audio track for Lana Del Rey's 'I Can Fly' has been released. The track is due to play over the end credits of Tim Buton's upcoming film, 'Big Eyes'. The film stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, and is due for a Christmas Day release date.

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Lana Del Rey - Big Eyes (Official Audio)


Lana Del Rey has released the official audio for her song, ‘Big Eyes’ – the title track for Tim Burton’s upcoming film, ‘Big Eyes’. On 13th December, 2014, ‘Big Eyes’ was revealed to be a potential nominee for Academy Awards for Best Original Song.

Marilyn Manson Offers Explanation For That Leaked Lana Del Rey Video


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Last month a controversial NSFW video leaked online, directed by Eli Roth, which depicted singer Lana Del Rey being raped. The footage was said to have been shot for a Marilyn Manson music video, however the singer’s camp quickly released a statement denying his involvement. Now Manson has finally spoken out about the video and the exact nature of his involvement.

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson has spoken for the first time about the controversial Lana Del Rey video

Back when the video leaked online in November, a statement from Manson’s camp read, “"Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music.” Adding, “It must be a fan video splicing up old Manson video footage with someone else's Lana Del Rey footage.”

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Lana Del Rey Already Working On Third Album


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Surprising news from the world of pop: Lana Del Rey is apparently already working on her third album, despite only releasing a record less than six months ago.

Speaking in a special edition of Galore magazine, and being interviewed by her sister Chuck Grant, the 29 year old singer was asked whether she was working on anything new and she responded: “Yeah, I just wrote two songs for Tim Burton and Harvey Weinstein’s film called Big Eyes and I’m working on a new record.”

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Despite only releasing her second album six months ago, Lana Del Rey is already working on her third

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Lana Del Rey Showcases The Title Track Of Big Eyes


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With the release date of Tim Burton’s newest film, Big Eyes, looming large on December, 25, fans have been given another teaser with the release of the title track with the same name from Lana Del Rey. Lana’s Big Eyes has been partially released and will accompany her second tune for the film, I Can’t Fly.

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Burton's Big Eyes has got Lana Del Rey's voice on the title track

Burton’s Big Eyes is a very big deal across Hollywood with the film sniffing around award-winning potential with its Oscar award winning and nominated cast including Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams.

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Lana Del Rey Announces Endless Summer 2015 Tour Dates With Courtney Love As Opening Act


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Lana Del Rey fans should be getting very excited! The 29-year-old singer recently announced the tour dates for her upcoming Endless Summer first leg in 2015, and surprisingly some of which will include Courtney Love as the opening act.

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Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey at the British Fashion Awards, along with Renzo Rosso

Love will support Del Rey for eight shows on the West Coast that will start on May, 7. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, and will continue for concerts in Dallas, Colorado, Phoenix, and three California dates, including Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

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The British Fashion Awards 2014

Courtney Love, Renzo Rosso and Lana Del Rey - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 2014 British Fashion Awards which were held at the London Coliseum in London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st December 2014

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Iggy Azalea Won't Take Nothing From Nobody, Especially "Old Men" Like Eminem


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It’s kind of a given in showbiz that fading celebs will do pretty much anything to inspire shock, awe and the occasional dollar flying their way. Enter Eminem and his recent string of rather violent, offensively unfunny lyrics directed at his fellow musicians of the female variety.  After Lana Del Rey, Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea was the latest to come under fire, with Shady’s latest leaked track, Vegas, featuring the following disturbing lyrics (trigger warning applies): Put that shit away Iggy/ You don't wanna blow that rape whistle on me.

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I know he has an album to promote, but was that really necessary?

The lyrics come just days after Eminem threatened to punch Lana Del Rey in the face in his freestyle rap video SHADYXVTHE CXVPHER off his upcoming Shady XV compilation album.

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Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Lana Del Rey "Rape" Video


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Marilyn Manson says he has nothing to do with a controversial video in which filmmaker Eli Roth simulates raping the singer Lana Del Rey. The clip was removed from YouTube on Thursday (November 20) following a copyright claim from Essential Music, who are linked to Manson's label Cooking Vinyl.

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson has denied involvement in the controversial Eli Roth and Lana Del Rey video

The clip, Sturmgruppe, also contained footage from two of Manson's music videos, spliced with horror movie style shots of a party with the word "rape" scrawled on the wall. The clip concludes with the attack on a woman who appears to be Del Rey.

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Eminem Threatens Lana Del Rey In New Freestyle Rap Video


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Eminem has threatened to punch singer Lana Del Rey in the face twice, during a new freestyle rap video posted on Youtube. The video was released to promote the rapper’s new compilation, Shady XV, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of his ‘Shady Records’ label.

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In the video the 42 year old rapper also references Ray Rice, the NFL footballer who was suspended in September after a video emerged of him assaulting his fiancee.

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