Since arriving onto the scene last year with popular single Video Games, Lana Del Ray has divided opinion with her album, ‘Born to Die’, as well as fuelled rumours about previous album releases.
The 25-year-old initially released an independent album under her own name, Elizabeth Grant.
The name change has only contributed to criticism amongst the internet community that the singer may not be 100% authentic.
Her critics claim she has had the support of a major record label, Interscope, all along, and reviews are not favouring the new singer.
Rolling Stone magazine described Del Ray as: “Just another aspiring singer who wasn’t ready to make an album yet. Given her chic image, its surprising how dull, dreary and pop-starved Born to Die is.”
Amongst criticism over her music, the singer also received media attention over her lips not being entirely natural. A claim Del Ray was quick to deny.
Del Ray has since defended her music: “If you consider the definition of authenticity, it’s saying something and actually doing it. I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It’s all authentic.”
MTV held differing opinions: “’No matter how you view her, you’ve got to give Del Rey and her team credit for creating an album that fills the room and the headphones.”