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Meet Lana Del Ray


Lana Del Ray is the female artist everyone is talking about.  The video for her single Video Games hit over two million views on youtube in just over two weeks.  She describes her sound as "Hollywood Sadcore".

Born Lizzy Grant the singer moved to New York City when she was 18 and started playing clubs in Brooklyn, the audiences made up mostly of friends and other underground musicians.  She tried to make it as a mainstream artist releasing an ep a couple years ago but failed.

So Grant went back to the drawing board, wrote some new songs and transformed herself. 

The 24 year old explains, "I wanted a name I could shape the music towards.  I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba - Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue."




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