lana de rey Lana del Rey, born Elizabeth Grant, is one of the most unique artists in today’s time. She is known for her 60’s style and sweet soulful music. She is unlike many of the singers that we see today, which makes her extremely loved or extremely hated by critics. Lana, an heiress to her millionaire dad’s wealthy business, was focused on making a name for herself, paving her own way through the music industry. She started off playing at small underground gigs in New York, and mesmerized audiences with seductive vocals and a hipster style. Changing from Sparkle Jump Rope Queen, to Lizzy Grant, and finally to Lana Del Rey, she created a fan base dedicated to the intricate lyrics we now here on the radio.