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The career and history of Lana del Rey: A time line

Lana del Rey‘s history in a time line infographic: From her beginnings as May Jailer, through her second alter ego Lizzy Grant.


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Una publicación compartida de Toms Music Data Blog (@tommy.mdb)

Lana del Rey´s history starts with some stage name changes before consolidating herself as one of the current singers of greater importance. Here we include her last output, Chemtrails over the Country Club, as well as her new expected 2021 release Rock Candy Sweet.

You can download the full image of Lana del Rey‘s history infographic timeline here:

lana del rey history time line

Elizabeth Grant´s career in music started in the mid 2000´s, when she was yet trying to find her sound and voice. She recorded a few demos in 2005 before her first and finally unreleased LP Sirens (2006). This LP surfaced on the internet on 2012.

By 2010 she changed her name to Lizzy Grant to record an release her first “official” album, called Lana del Ray (2010). She later adopted that stage name (Lana del Rey), put the album out of the market and resetted her career: she was going to go for a totally different sound. She wanted to become a different kind of singer: a really famous one.

Before her new debut with Born to Die (2012), she scored one big hit that was included in that same album: Video Games gained much popularity on the internet and started to gather significant media atention. Blue Jeans is another big hit of this record.

With her recording partner, producer Rick Nowels, she continued to release successful albums. The EP Paradise did pretty well in sales (with Ride as a lead single).

She contributed to the soundtrack The Great Gatsby with another hit: Young and Beautiful, in 2013. One year later, Ultraviolence (2014) was also critically acclaimed and a commercial success.

In 2015 Lana del Rey released her weakest album in my opinion: Honeymoon, which included hits like High by the Beach.

2017 saw the release of Lana del Rey´s most collaborative album yet: Lust for Life. This album featured the work of The Weeknd, Sean Lennon, Stevie Nicks and Playboi Carty, among others.

Norman Fucking Rockwell was released in 2019. This album gardened again critical acclaim, as it showcased Lana del Rey in a much more piano based music. In 2020 she released her spoken word album Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass and 2021 is the year for her new album, Chemtrails Over The Country Club.

Also, Rock Candy Sweet has been announced for June 1st, 2021.


Lana del Rey discography

  • Born to die (2012)
  • Ultraviolence (2014)
  • Honeymoon (2015)
  • Lust for Life (2017)
  • Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019)
  • Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass (2020)
  • Chemtrails Over The Country Club (2021)

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