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Marina & The Diamonds
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The salient points

  • She's Welsh but has some Greek in her as it were hence the name Marina Lambrini Diamandis (that doesn't really explain the Welsh bit, unless that's why Lambrini is there).
  • 'The Diamonds' are her fans, not actual diamonds. That would just sound boastful.
  • Before she was signed, Marina auditioned for The Lion King AND an all-male reggae band. Neither of these things worked out as she is not a lion or a man.
  • Nor is she a robot.
  • Her debut album, The Family Jewels is highly listenable. Ecoute.
  • In 2011 she created the alter-ego Electra Heart and it was all meant to represent something important about America or something.
  • Still, 'Radioactive' was all shades of amazing.

  • Also, the second album, 'Electra Heart', was a fine example of modern pop amazingness.

Interviews & Features

Marina bridge Boyband philosophy with Marina & The Diamonds
Life, the Barlow verse and everything with Marina 'Marina' Diamandis ...
April 19, 2012 in Interviews & Features
The 2011 Popjustice Readers’ Poll – THE RESULTS!
Right then. Thousands of you voted. We did some adding up which took even longer than usual ...
December 31, 2011 in Interviews & Features
marina-and-the-diamonds-radioactive Marina & The Diamonds interview
A series of questions and answers in which Marina & The Diamonds explains what she has been doing, what she ...
August 7, 2011 in Interviews & Features


Marina Marina & The Diamonds has said goodbye to Electra Heart with a new video and song
Marina & The Diamonds has killed off Electra Heart with one final ...
August 9, 2013 in The News
Marina Marina & The Diamonds has performed a slightly different version of ‘Lies’ on a TV show
Marina & The Diamonds performed a slightly re-worked version of 'Lies' on ...
May 9, 2013 in The News
marinaglassesjumper Marina & The Diamonds still sees herself as “underground pop artist”
Marina & The Diamonds has been chatting away about ...
May 2, 2013 in The News
artworks-000046927233-giny66-t500x500 Marina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX have put a duet thing online for free
Marina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX have recorded ...
May 1, 2013 in The News
marinaandthediamonds2-e1334938029369-231x250 Marina has said a bit more about her horrendously ugly video for ‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’
Visually unappealing popstar Marina & The Diamonds has been speaking ...
March 13, 2013 in The News

From The Briefing

will-young-jealousy-horiz And it FEEEEEEEELS like victory
Last night in London, Will Young's 'Jealousy' became the tenth recipient ...
November 2, 2012 in The Briefing
Marina & The Diamonds wearing pink One reason to buy the Marina album, one reason not to
After a lot of faffing, the second Marina & ...
April 30, 2012 in The Briefing
We like when she says “Monroe”
Just in case anyone viewing might have been thinking 'Manson'.
April 13, 2012 in The Briefing
A Newsdump for 10 October 2011: From Lady Gaga spying on the Queen to Jason Derulo being too keen
» Apparently Lady Gaga demanded a pair of binoculars ...
October 10, 2011 in The Briefing