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Lana Del Rey returns to South Florida, where it all began

Lana Del Rey returns to South Florida, where it all began

Everything about Lana Del Rey seems so West Coast, from the flower crowns and floral dresses worn by her breathless acolytes to, well, her Dan Auerbach-produced ballad “West Coast.” But Lana Del Rey was born in Miami, or “Lana Del Rey” was born in Miami, where the former Elizabeth Woolridge “Lizzy” Grant, raised in upstate New York, chose the name that would make her a pop star.

“My sister and I were spending a lot of time in Miami,” Del Rey says in an MTV video rolling around the internet. “We have a lot of friends there from Cuba and we were going out at night. … I knew that I wanted a name that sounded sort of exotic and...

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