Marina Lambrini Diamandis was born on October 10, 1985, in Brynmawr, Gwent, Wales. Diamandis was born to a Welsh mother and a Greek father and moved to London as a teenager to pursue a career as a professional singer despite having no formal musical training. She rose to prominence in 2009 after placing second in the B.B.C.’s Sound of 2010. Diamandis became a household name in pop music after releasing a string of successful albums. We will assist you in celebrating her special day right here!
Marina Lambrini Diamandis
October 10, 1985
Marina Lambrini Diamandis was born in Brynmawr, Gwent, Wales, on October 10, 1985, and grew up near Abergavenny. Diamandis’ Welsh mother and Greek father met at Newcastle University and divorced when she was four. Her father returned to Greece after the divorce, but she continued to live with her mother in a bungalow in Wales. She moved to Greece with her father when she was 16 and sang Greek folk songs with her grandmother. She returned to Wales two years later after earning an International Baccalaureate at St. Catherine’s British Embassy School in Athens. She and her mother then relocated to Ross-on-Wye, England.
Diamandis, who aspired to be a singer, worked at a gas station for two months to save money to move to London. She began writing music at the age of 18 and moved to London to attend dance school, but she left after two months. Diamandis studied music at the University of East London and then relocated to Middlesex University’s classic composition program the next year, but only lasted two months. Her debut single ‘Obsessions’ was launched on February 14, 2009, and her first extended play, “The Crown Jewels E.P.,” was released on June 1, 2009. “The Family Jewels,” Diamandis’ debut studio album, was released on February 15, 2010, and debuted at number five on the U.K. Albums Chart with first-week sales of 27,618 copies, earning the B.P.I. gold certification. According to an “Atlantic Records” press release from 2012, the album had sold 300,000 copies.
Diamandis and Swedish record producer Robyn opened for American recording artist Katy Perry on her “California Dreams Tour” in the summer of 2011. The lead single ‘Primadonna’ was released in April 2012, and it is notable for being Diamandis’ highest-charting single on the U.K. Singles Chart, where it reached number 11. On her 29th birthday, October 10, 2014, the single ‘Froot’ was released and the album was set to be released on April 3, 2015, with a new song from the album being released every month. “Froot,” her highest-charting album in the United States, debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart. In the United Kingdom, “Froot” peaked at #10. Diamandis told “Fuse” in June 2016 that she had started writing new songs. ‘Baby,’ a collaboration with Clean Bandit and Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, was released in November 2018 and reached number 15 in the U.K. Diamandis and Clean Bandit performed their song at the Royal Variety Performance on 11 December 2018. Diamandis released ‘About Love’ the soundtrack from “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” on February 7, 2020. She announced on Instagram on October 1, 2021, that she had begun work on her sixth studio album. On April 27, 2022, her album “Electra Heart” was expanded into “Electra Heart: The Platinum Blonde Edition.” The album was released on April 29, 2022, followed by a vinyl release on September 23, 2022.
Diamandis releases "The Family Jewels," debuting at number five on the U.K. Albums Chart with 27,618 first-week sales.
Diamandis debuts "Electra Heart," Under the stage name ‘Marina and the Diamonds.’
Diamandis performs with Clean Bandit at Coachella, and they perform the song 'Disconnect,' which had never been released or even mentioned before, causing chaos among fans.
"Love + Fear," Diamandis' bipartite fourth studio album, is released featuring the singles ‘Handmade Heaven,’ ‘Superstar,’ and ‘Karma.’
Diamandis composes the soundtrack ‘About Love' for the movie “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You."
Diamandis follows up her previous album "Fear + Love" with her fifth studio album "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land."
Why We Love Marina Diamandis
Her music is refreshing
Diamandis' music is so refreshing, and there's nothing in her music about losing sleep over a guy or being so in love. Her lyrics include "I want to stay inside all day, I want the world to go away," making her music more relatable and enjoyable to listen to.
The little black heart on Diamandis' cheek is her trademark. It is super cute, and her fans love how adorable it looks on her. Many of her fans draw it on their faces whenever they go to her concert to feel connected to her.
She is adorable and quirky
In the sense that they are both adorably quirky, Diamandis reminds her fans of Zooey Deschanel. Diamandis' electro-pop style will make anyone want to get up and dance regardless of the situation. Onstage, she wears the cutest outfits and appears like the best friend everyone wants.
5 Surprising Facts
She has synesthesia
Diamandis has synesthesia and consequently associates particular colors with musical notes and days of the week.
She intends to write a women's book
Diamandis has expressed an interest in writing a book about women's issues, such as gender stereotypes and the unequal role of men and women in society.
She was a live mannequin
Diamandis designed her own window display for the London Oxford Street branch of Selfridges' "Sound of Music" clothing launch in May 2011, and she appeared as a live mannequin for the display.
She once wished she were a boy
Diamandis has often expressed she wished she was a boy — she told "Wonderland" magazine, "I wish I was a boy, it would be so much easier, it bothers me that the fact that females receive more attention than the music."
She made her first demos by herself
Diamandis composed and produced her earlier demos by herself using the studio app GarageBand and released her first extended play, "Mermaid Vs. Sailor," on her own.
Marina Diamandis FAQs
Why did Marina drop The Diamonds?
Diamandis replaced ‘Marina and the Diamonds’ with ‘Marina’ to blur the line between her personal and artistic identities.
Where does Marina Diamandis live?
Diamandis adores London and considers it her favorite city to live in.
Is Marina Diamandis vegan?
Diamandis has been vegan since 2005, and she has been eating only fresh fruits, vegetables, and small amounts of nuts and seeds since early 2012.
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