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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 and Clean Bandit performed a new song called ‘Disconnect’ yesterday
Marina & The Diamonds and this generation's M People except without the album ...
April 12, 2015 in The News
Marina Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘I’m A Ruin’ is now all over the world wide web
'How To Be A Heartbreaker' hitmaker Marina & The Diamonds' new 'froot' ...
January 23, 2015 in The News
Marina new Marina & The Diamonds’ next single is ‘Immortal’ and it will be out tomorrow
'ICYMI' last night, Marina & The Diamonds next 'froot' (song) will ...
December 31, 2014 in The News
Marina Marina & The Diamonds’ new album now has some song titles to go with it
'ICYMI' last night, Marina Lambrini Diamandis, aka Marina & The Diamonds, has shared ...
November 10, 2014 in The News
Marina Marina & The Diamonds’ new single might be out on her birthday
It's 2014 and #Q4 looms so speculation equals news and Marina & ...
September 29, 2014 in The News

From The Briefing

almightyfeb2015 The new PJ Almighty: Marina, Madonna, Tori Kelly, Sharks ‘et al’
It has been 'quite a while' since we did a new PJ ...
February 10, 2015 in Noteworthy, 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