Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, popularly known as Lana Del Rey, is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Best known for her studio album 'Ultraviolence,' she has won several awards, including 'Brit Award' for 'International Female Solo Artist' and the 'ECHO Award' for 'Best International Female Artist Rock/Pop.' Born and raised in New York, United States, Del Rey used to sing in her church choir as a child. She also learnt to play the guitar from her uncle. Later, she started writing songs, and performed in nightclubs around the city.
She released her first full-length album in 2010, which was named after herself. However, it was sold only for a brief period, before being withdrawn from the market. Her next album 'Born to Die' earned her international fame and prominence. Reaching number one in 11 different countries, the album became the fifth best-selling album of 2012.
She has also composed music for films, such as 'Maleficent,' an American dark fantasy film inspired by 'Sleeping Beauty,' and 'Age of Adeline,' a romantic fantasy film. She is also known for her anti-feminist views that brought her into the midst of a controversy. She defended herself by saying that a true feminist is a woman who does what she wants.