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Lana Del Rey admits nearly quitting music career

Lana Del Rey has admitted that she came close to quitting her music career before releasing her 2011 hit, Video Games.

The 34-year-old singer-songwriter has opened up about the creatively challenging time she had before finding her "own style" on the single from her second studio album, Born to Die.

She reveals in a new interview with Q magazine that it was in the UK that things changed for the best: "I was at the tail end of 600 days of writing in London, back-to-back days, with about 111 writers.

"I was writing for others too.

"I was at the point where I had written in every style but my own.

"Now I had."

Video Games was named Song of the Decade at the Q Awards in London last week, and she admitted it was "unreal" to be recognised with such a special accolade. 

In a video message at the ceremony, she said: "I'm so honored. This is unreal.

"I just can't tell you how much this means... I got my start in London so I wish I could be there, but I'm there in spirit."

Shortly after releasing her best-selling album Norman F***ing Rockwell this year in August, she announced that she will also release another new record, White Hot Forever, in 2020.

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