Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is Lana Del Rey’s birth name, and Lizzy is her nickname. 

Del Rey was born on June 21, 1985, in Manhattan, New York City

She is the eldest of 3, with a younger sister, Caroline, and a younger brother Charlie.

Her interest in singing started when she joined her school choir.

May Jailer was Del Rey’s first stage name.

Del Rey’s first public performance was in 2006 while she was still studying.

In 2007, she was given a $10,000 recording contract from 5 Points Records.

Del Rey went viral with her song “Video Games,” gaining over 20 million views on YouTube