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Lana Del Rey has been a very busy woman in 2014. In fact, her calendar has been jam packed since it was announced back in January that she would be covering the song "Once Upon a Dream" for the feature film "Maleficent." The following month, she posted a picture of herself and Dan Auerbach on Twitter with the caption, "Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you with "Ultraviolence." That turned out to be the title to hear brand new album.
Del Rey and Auerbach had actually been rumored to be working together at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, and he was said to be producing the album. Then in March, Rufus Wainwright revealed that he was also working with Del Rey. And a month after that came the release of the first single from the album, "West Coast." It was followed by the release of "Shades of Cool" in May, and two more cuts (including the title track) were also released before the album dropped on June 13.
"Ultraviolence" debuted at number one in twelve countries, including the United States and United Kingdom. The album sold more than 880,000 copies in its first week, worldwide, and in short order Rolling Stone revealed that Del Rey would also be a guest on Brian Wilson's studio album "No Pier Pressure."
It was also just announced that two brand new songs by Del Rey, "Big Eyes" and "I Can Fly", will be featured in Tim Burton's 2014 biographical film "Big Eyes," which focuses on the American artist Margaret Keane. Finally, on December 1st, Del Rey announced she will be headlining a tour in summer 2015, with at least eight of the shows set to feature Courtney Love.
A Year to Remember for Lana Del Ray (Updated 1/23/14)
Perhaps Lana Del Rey hasn't put music on the back burner after all. And why should she now? As it turns out, 2013 was a banner year for the young starlet, whose third EP, "Paradise," spawned her second top tem album in the U.S., debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with some 67,000 copies sold in its first week alone.
Not bad for a girl who was ultimately looking to focus more on a film career. Sure, her music has praised for its cinematic sound and references to pop culture. Yes, she draws influence from the likes of Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Nirvna, Bruce Springsteen and so many more. She's clearly reaped the benefits of doing her own thing. That's why she won the Q Award for "Best New Thing," a BRIT Award for "International Breakthrough Act" and yet another for "International Pop Female Solo Artist."
Did we mention that 2013 was also Lana's year to score her first Grammy nominations? They came in the categories for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Paradise" and Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Young and Beautiful."
Though Del Rey was "snubbed" by the Motion Picture Academy for a potential Oscar nomination for "Young and Beautiful" (which appeared on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby"), she has other events already penciled into her calendar for 2014. In fact, the neo-torch singer will perform at this year's Coachella Festival, it was recently announced. She is part of a huge list of performers for the three-day, two-weekend festival to be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on April 11, 12 and 13. The entire festival repeats the following weekend, April 18-20.
Her music wasn't 'Born to Die' (Created March 20, 2014)
Lana Del Ray has lived well beyond her years, coincidentally packing her heart and soul into an album she would call "Born to Die." That release came in January 2012, but the story of Lana and the puzzle pieces of her life fit together in a much more complicated way.
Now a singer, songwriter and Vogue cover girl, the childhood of Lana (born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant) is in stark contrast to the fame she now enjoys. By age 14 she was dealing with an alcohol dependency, had been sent away to boarding school and ultimately attended Fordham University in New York City to study metaphysics. Picking up her first guitar ultimately changed the course her life would take from there on out.
Grant began performing in clubs around New York City under various names, including her birth name, as well as Sparkle Rope Jump Queen and Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena. At age 20, she signed a record contract for $10,000 and moved into a trailer park. When the album was shelved, she began working in homeless outreach, drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
It wasn't until fall 2011 that Grant rebranded herself as Lana Del Ray and signed a joint record deal with both Interscope Records and Polydor. It came after another false start (with 5 Point Records) and a full-length album that was quickly yanked from circulation. But the third time would prove to be the charm, as Lana put a few tracks on her YouTube channel. Her debut single, "Video Games," accumulated in excess of 20 million views in its first 5 months of upload, and by the time "Born to Die" was officially released in January 2012, Lana had her vision re-directed yet again.
Now partnered with NEXT Model Management agency and with dreams of pursuing a film career, Lana has made music just a small focus of her overall appeal. Her third EP, "Paradise," is currently being supported by a tour that will take her through France, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria and many other countries in 2013.
Lana Del Rey Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Born to Die||2012|
|Born to Die||2012|
|Lana Del Rey EP||2012|
|Off to the Races||2011|
|Video Games / Blue Jeans||2011|
|Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant||2010|
Top 10 Lana Del Rey Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Born to Die||3,024,720||276,463|
|3||Off to the Races||1,658,155||185,466|
|8||Diet Mountain Dew||1,078,515||159,584|
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date city state venue 10/30/2014 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 10/18/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery 10/17/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/07/2014 Mexico City DF Auditorio Nacional 10/06/2014 Mexico City Distrito Federal Auditorio Nacional - Mexico 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/20/2014 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 08/20/2014 Tel Aviv-Jaffa Nokia Arena 07/17/2014 Carcassonne A9 Theatre Jean Deschamps 07/15/2014 Cork C Live At The Marquee 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/20/2014 Berlin BE Zitadelle Berlin 05/30/2014 Los Angeles CA Shrine Expo Hall 05/27/2014 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 05/25/2014 Vancouver BC PNE Amphitheatre 05/19/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 05/16/2014 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 05/15/2014 Detroit MI Jack White Theatre 05/13/2014 Toronto ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 05/11/2014 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 05/10/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 05/08/2014 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 05/06/2014 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 05/05/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 05/02/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 05/01/2014 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 04/28/2014 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 04/27/2014 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 04/25/2014 New Orleans LA Champions Square 04/23/2014 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 04/18/2014 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2014 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 04/13/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Lana Del Rey Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/12/2013 Santiago RM Movistar Arena 11/10/2013 Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Citibank Hall 11/07/2013 Belo Horizonte MG Chevrolet Hall 11/04/2013 Mexico City Pepsi Center WTC 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2013 Chicago IL House of Blues 07/07/2013 Macka Istanbul Maca Kucukciflik Park 06/04/2013 Vilnius ?? Siemens Arena 05/29/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 05/27/2013 Dublin D Vicar Street 05/26/2013 Dublin D Vicar Street 05/24/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 05/23/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 05/20/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 05/19/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 05/16/2013 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 05/13/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 05/12/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 05/09/2013 Madrid Mad La Riviera 05/07/2013 Milan LM Mediolanum Forum 05/06/2013 Rome SC Palalottomatica 05/04/2013 Monte Carlo Opera Garnier de Monte-Carlo 05/03/2013 Torino Turin Palaolimpico Isozaki 05/01/2013 Geneve GE Arena Geneva 04/28/2013 Paris Ile Olympia Hall 04/27/2013 Paris Ile Olympia Hall 04/20/2013 Frankfurt HE Jahrhunderthalle 04/17/2013 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 04/15/2013 Berlin Berlin Tempodrom 04/13/2013 Prague Archa Theatre 04/12/2013 Copenhagen 147 Falkoner Theatre 04/10/2013 Oslo 03 Oslo Spektrum 04/08/2013 Stockholm Sto Annexet 04/05/2013 Copenhagen 147 Tap 1 04/03/2013 Amneville Lor Galaxie Amneville 03/31/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National
Lana Del Rey Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/25/2012 London London Roundhouse 09/06/2012 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 09/01/2012 London London Roundhouse 07/04/2012 Montreux VD Miles Davis Hall 06/10/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/08/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/07/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/05/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 06/04/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 06/03/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre
Lana Del Rey Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/07/2011 West Hollywood CA Troubadour 12/05/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/30/2011 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre