Diamandis was born in Brynmawr and raised in Abergavenny ,  she moved to London as a teenager to become a professional singer, despite having little formal musical experience. Her debut studio album, The Family Jewels , incorporates indie pop and new wave musical styles. Her follow-up record, Electra Heart , is a concept album about a character of the same name which became her first number-one project in the UK. Diamandis's synthpop -inspired third studio album, Froot , became her third top-ten album in the UK, and her first top-ten entry on the US Billboard , where it charted at number 8. Produced entirely by Diamandis and David Kosten , it was praised for its cohesive sound and introspective lyrical content. The album charted at number 5 on the UK album chart. Marina Lambrini Diamandis was born on 10 October   in Brynmawr ,  and grew up near Abergavenny in the village of Pandy. As a child, Diamandis attended Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls , reflecting, "I sort of found my talent there I was the one who always skived off choir, but I had an incredible music teacher who managed to convince me I could do anything. Despite not having a musical background, Diamandis had a childhood love of writing.
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Although "The Diamonds" were often mistaken for her backing band, they in fact referred to Diamandis' fans : she explains this on her MySpace page, stating "I'm Marina. You are the diamonds. Diamandis' musical style ranges from keyboard-based ballads to more up-tempo New Wave-style songs with full band backing. Over the course of Marina's decade-long career, she has become a critical and commercial success, having sold millions of albums internationally, and has charted inside the top 10 of The United States,  United Kingdom,  Ireland,  Greece,  Denmark,  Belgium,  Norway,  Scotland,  Austria,  Australia,  New Zealand,  Slovakia,  Poland,  Switzerland,  Israel,  Russia,  Mexico,  and Canada. On Twitter, Marina has over 2. On Facebook, she has more than 1 million followers. On Instagram, she has over 1.
F or the last decade, Marina — formerly Marina and the Diamonds — has sat on the precarious fence between mainstream and underground pop: someone with that curious, 21st-century kind of fame where you can rack up tens of millions of streams without ever having a Top 10 single. With every album Marina, now 33, has offered a different persona, focus and tone, attracting and dismaying fans and critics with each change. Her first album, The Family Jewels , in , was written mainly by her — rough around the edges but unapologetically honest and autobiographical.
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