Monday, April 16th, 2018
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model. Her music has been noted by critics for its stylized cinematic quality, its preoccupation with themes of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia, and its references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.In October 2015, Del Rey announced that she planned writing material for her new record. She stated that her last two albums had a `Californian` sound, but if she were to make an album with a `New York` sound it would be a little harder, faster, more upbeat, and less dreamy. In January 2016, Del Rey was nominated with the `Favorite Female Artist` award at the People`s Choice Awards, and she also received a BRIT Award nomination for International Female Solo Artist, her third nomination in the category and fourth overall. In February and March 2016, Del Rey and her managers, respectively, officially revealed that she began working on her fifth studio album, just months after releasing her fourth.In 2016, Del Rey performed on two songs on The Weeknd`s third studio album Starboy. She provided uncredited backing vocals on `Party Monster` and was featured on an interlude entitled `Stargirl Interlude`.