'Lana knows what she wants like few artists I've ever met,' says president

The president of Polydor Records has hit out at claims that Lana Del Rey is in any way manufactured.

Since breaking out with ‘Video Games’ last year, the Lake Placid singer has faced criticism over being somehow ‘inauthentic’ since it transpired that she has released music under other names in the past.

But now, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has insisted that he did not sign her up when he first met her, a year prior to her signing a deal with him back in September.

He told Q: “Lana knows what she wants like few artists I’ve ever met.

“She likes to control every aspect of her career. Often we come across someone who is really good at writing songs or singing them, but Lana is that rare thing – someone who can do it all.”

‘Video Games’ became a viral smash when it emerged online last year, months before its release. She is now set to release her debut album ‘Born To Die’ on January 30, preceded by the single of the same name on January 23.