Drawing influences from various genres such as lounge singing, dream pop, and film noir, Lana Del Rey was formerly known as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Grant. Born on June 21, 1985, former Lake Placid, New York resident, Lana Del Rey first performed in New York City at age 18 under the names “Sparkle Jump Rope Queen” and “Lizzy Grant and the Phenomena.” Lana Del Rey reached fame in 2010 when she debuted her self-titled album. Successful with several chart-topping albums, Lana Del Rey also studied philosophy and metaphysics at Fordham University. Currently a Malibu, California resident, Lana Del Rey has a history of volunteering on Native American reservations and is the subject of a book by James Franco called Flip Side.