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Monday, 8 January 2018

10 interesting facts about Lana Del Rey

10 interesting facts about Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is a talented singer and song-writer known for her orchestral, retro-'60s-sounding pop that showcases her sensuously husky singing style.

Here are 10 interesting facts you may not have known about this gorgeous singer.

1. Lana Del Rey's real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.

2. Del Rey is of Scottish descent, and has two younger siblings

3. She was born on June 21, 1986 in New York City to former Grey Group copywriter turned entrepreneur, Rob Grant, and former Grey account executive, Pat Grant.

4. She grew up wealthy and spent a lot of time the Chateau Marmont in L.A. and travelled around the world with her parents.

5. Her first introduction to singing was in the church choir which she enjoyed and her interest for music peaked.

6. She attended Fordham University in the Bronx, New York where she studied metaphysics which is a branch of philosophy. She chose it because "it bridged the gap between God and science. I was interested in God and how technology could bring us closer to finding out where we came from and why," she said in an interview.

7. While in New York, she started performing at small, local clubs. "I was always singing, but didn't plan on pursuing it seriously. When I got to New York City when I was 18, I started playing in clubs in Brooklyn-I have good friends and devoted fans on the underground scene, but we were playing for each other at that point-and that was it."

8. Her father, Rob Grant, bankrolled her first independent studio album. The album was called Sirens and she recorded it under the name "May Jailer".

9. In 2007, Del Rey signed a record contract for $10,000 with 5 Points Records while still a senior at Fordham University and moved into Manhattan Mobile Home Park, a New Jersey trailer park.

10. Her original debut album, which was officially released in 2010 under her real name, Lizzy Grant, was produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor). However, it did not perform well.

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