Legal name: Elizabeth Grant
Also performs as: May Jailer
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model. Her music has been noted for its cinematic style and its references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana.
Del Rey first received recognition after the release of her major-label debut Born to Die January 2012; aided by initial Internet buzz surrounding her "Video Games" single. Born to Die peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. A remix of its single "Summertime Sadness", produced by Cedric Gervais, peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The Paradise EP was released that November, and garnered Del Rey her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Three of its tracks were featured in her short film Tropico, which premiered in December 2013. Del Rey's third studio album, Ultraviolence, was released in 2014, becoming her first number-one record in the United States. She released her fourth studio album, Honeymoon, the following year. Del Rey is the most streamed female artist on Spotify in the United States, and the fourth worldwide.