American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey has released six studio albums , four extended plays , 35 singles , and 11 promotional singles. It became a top ten single in various European countries and earned several certifications. Later that year, she signed a joint record deal with Interscope Records and Polydor Records and released her first studio album, Born to Die
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Never will. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Music criticism is in a relevance crisis—publications are closing and streaming threatens to render parts of the job obsolete—so why are musicians sweating negative feedback so much? Maybe the world of social media makes artists more exposed and encourages them to hit back. And maybe the role of the persona, a crucial concept in pop history, is in flux. She has a stage name that she said the music industry coaxed her to adopt. She has a fashion shtick so well-defined that people can go as her for Halloween. Before either woman had become famous, both had played in New York City nightlife circuits. The notion of a divide between Del Rey and Gaga—both of whom have grappled with charges of inauthenticity over the years—is instructive. Back at the start of her career, Gaga entranced the press as a shapeshifting cartoon creature who gave sassy-cryptic interviews.
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Her music is noted for its stylized, cinematic quality; themes of sadness, tragic romance, glamor , and melancholia ; and references to pop culture , particularly s and s Americana. Following numerous projects, including her self-titled debut studio album , Del Rey's breakthrough came with the viral success of her debut single " Video Games " in Her major label debut, Born to Die , was an international success and spawned a top-ten single " Summertime Sadness " on the Billboard Hot , as well as the singles " Blue Jeans " and " Born to Die ", which charted in several overseas territories. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film, writing and starring in the music short film Tropico ; she released " Young and Beautiful " as the lead single for the romantic drama film The Great Gatsby Del Rey issued her third album, Ultraviolence , to critical success. It topped charts and spawned the single " West Coast ".
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