Lana Del Rey Friday, 29.6.
Lana Del Rey was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York, where she original dreamed of becoming a poet. She inherited a love of The Beach Boys and Carly Simon from her parents, though, and soon learned to play the guitar from her uncle and started writing her own songs and performing them in New York bars. She released a self-named album in 2010, which failed to make much of an impact on iTunes, and a year later released a single called Video Games. The single became a viral hit and Lana won a Q Award for “Next Big Thing”. Her next album, Born to Die, became the fifth best-selling album of 2012, which just confirmed what many already suspected: a new world-class star had just been born! Today she has five albums under her belt, with 16 awards and 46 nominations, including a Grammy nomination and two wins at the Brit Awards. Her music has been featured in advertising campaigns for H&M and Jaguar and in films like The Great Gatsby and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.