|Lana Del Rey|
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986) known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songer writer, musician and a model. She began writing at the age of 18, and signed her first recording contract at 22 with 5 points in the year 2007. In January 2010, she release her first digital album: Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant. She then bought herself out of her contract with 5 points records in April 2010 and signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011.
Later on, she released her debut single "Video Games" in June 2011. A music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. It became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views. After that, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. This album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012, making it the fifth best-selling album of 2012.
With the release of her third EP, Paradise, Del Rey spawned her third top ten album in the United States, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67,000 copies sold in its first week. To date, her discography includes two full-length studio albums, three EPs, seven singles, and eight music videos. A highly decoratedmusician and cinematographer, she has won the Q Award for "Best New Thing", a GQ Award for "Woman of the Year", a BRIT Award for "International Breakthrough Act" and another for "International Pop Female Solo Artist", and an EMA for "Best Alternative Act".