lana del ray
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  June 21, 1985

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter. Her music is known for its cinematic quality and exploration of tragic romance, glamour and melancholia, with frequent references to contemporary pop culture and 1950s-70s Americana. Her vintage Hollywood glamour aesthetic is presented not only in her music but in her music videos.

She’s the recipient of various awards, including two Brit Awards, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and a Satellite Award, in addition to nominations for 11 Grammys and a Golden Globe Award. Variety honored her at their Hitmakers Awards for being “one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 21st century.” Rolling Stone put Del Rey on their list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2023, and Rolling Stone UK named her The Greatest American Songwriter of the 21st century.

Raised in northern New York State, Del Rey moved to New York City in 2005 to pursue a music career. After numerous projects, including her self-titled debut studio album, Del Rey’s breakthrough came in 2011 with the viral success of her single “Video Games.” She subsequently signed a recording contract with Polydor and Interscope. She achieved commercial and critical success with her major label debut album “Born to Die,” which contained the sleeper hit “Summertime Sadness.” “Born to Die” became her first of six albums in the UK and also topped various national charts worldwide. Del Rey’s third album, “Ultraviolence,” featured greater use of guitar-driven instrumentation and debuted atop the US Billboard 200.

Her fourth and fifth albums, “Honeymoon” and “Lust for Life,” saw a return to the stylistic traditions of her earlier releases, while her critically acclaimed sixth album, “Norman Rockwell!” explored soft rock, was nominated for Album of the Year at the 62nnd Annual Grammy Awards, and was also named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone. Her following studio albums, “Chemtrails over the Country Club” and “Blue Banisters,” followed in 2021. She collaborated with Taylor Swift on “Snow on the Beach” for Swift’s 10th studio album “Midnights.” It debuted at number four on the US Billboard  Hot 100, making Del Rey’s highest peak on the chart.

Del Rey’s ninth studio album, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” was later released in 2023, supported by the critically acclaimed single “A&W” and its title track. Later that year, she released the Billboard Global 200 top-20 hit “Say Yes to Heaven.” Del Rey collaborated on soundtracks for visual media. In 2013, she wrote and starred in the musical short “Tropico” and released “Young and Beautiful” for “The Great Gatsby,” which was highly praised by critics and received a Grammy nomination.

What religion is Lana Del Rey?

Del Rey was born in 1985 in Manhattan, New York. She has a younger sister and brother. Del Rey was raised Roman Catholic. When she was one year old, her family moved to Lake Placid, New York. There, she attended St. Agnes School in her elementary years and started singing in her church choir, where she was the cantor. In 2023, the singer was accused of performing witchcraft at her concerts. However, Del Rey responded, saying she was very familiar with the Bible. 

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