Lana Del Rey is known for her different style of music. At first many people were skeptical of her music. Singing of California dreams, sad girls, and bad boys. Yet Lana started to rise to fame in 2012 when she released her album Born to Die.
In 2014 Lana released her second album Ultraviolence. This album received positive reviews and many sales." By that point, Lana Del Rey had become the ideal she intended to be: a damaged torch singer designed as the tragic romantic icon for her age" -Billboard Magazine.
When Lana first started out getting involved in music she was in college and would play at local gigs. She would often go by the stage name Lizzy Grant. Lana then started getting serious about her passion in 2005.
Lana signed to 5 Points Records in 2006. Soon after, Lana released her first EP called Kill Kill
Elizabeth first debuted Lana Del Rey in 2011 via Youtube videos. Her songs immediately blew up and soon after "Blue Jeans" and "Video Games".
In 2011, Lana won the Next Big Thing trophy at the Q awards.
"At the end of 2013, Lana Del Rey released a short film called Tropico, which was accompanied by an EP of the same name" This also helped Lana's popularity grow.
Shortly after her Tropico was released she sang the song "Once Upon a Dream" for Disney's film Maleficent.
In 2014 Ultraviolence reached the #1 album in the U.K. and in the U.S.
In September 2015 Lana released her third full length album Honeymoon. Lana claims that Honeymoon is much different than her last two albums.
Lana Del Rey has rose to fame through her sad girl meets bad boy attitudes all tied up into a California dream. Lana is a very different artist with music that can range from moody to sassy.