Lana Del Rey is an American singer-songwriter born in 1986 in Lake Placid, New York. Her debut single, Video Games, launched her into the public eye in 2011, becoming a huge viral hit when the video she produced received over 20 million hits online. The album that followed, Born To Die, was one of the best-selling albums of the year worldwide and included top 10 hits such as Blue Jeans and Summertime Sadness.
Del Rey’s musical influences range from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Bob Dylan and Eminem, and her own style is one that is hard to pinpoint. With a jazzy voice and often cinematic, atmospheric music, she is at times reminiscent of Hollywood from the Golden Era, but this classic style is enthused with the modern beats of hip hop, giving Del Rey a unique and instantly recognisable style all of her own.