Marina and the Diamonds is a Welsh singer and songwriter.
Born in Brynmawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she performed for choir productions in her childhood.
Marina Lambrini Diamandis
October 10th, 1985 (age
Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
Indie pop, new wave, electropop
Vocals, piano, keyboards, glockenspiel, Casio VL-Tone, organ, ukulele
"I created the name 'Marina and the Diamonds' 5 years ago and I never envisaged a character, pop project, band or solo
artist. I saw a simple group made up of many people who had the same hearts. A space for people with similar ideals
who could not fit in to life's pre-made mold. I was terribly awkward for a long time! I really craved to be part
of one thing because I never felt too connected to anybody and now I feel I have that all around me."
Did You Know
• She launched her own fashion line, "11 Diamonds" in 2013.
Marina & The Diamonds Awards
Attitude Magazine Award for Best Music
MTV Europe Music Awards for Best UK & Irish Act
Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Newcomer