Last Updated: February 8, 2024
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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Oct 10, 1985 (38 years old)
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
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Marina Diamandis is a Welsh singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million. Marina Diamandis is better known by her stage name, Marina and the Diamonds, and more recently by the mononym Marina. Diamandis has released the albums "The Family Jewels" (2010), "Electra Heart"(2012), "Froot" (2015), "Love + Fear" (2019), and "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land" (2021), and her first two albums were certified Gold in the U.K. and Ireland. "Electra Heart" topped the UK Albums Chart, and "The Family Jewels" and "Love + Fear" reached #5 on that chart. Her most popular single is 2012's "Primadonna," which reached #3 in Austria and Ireland, #4 in New Zealand, #9 in Scotland, and #11 in the U.K. Marina was named a brand ambassador for Max Factor in 2011, and in 2013, she launched the 11 Diamonds fashion brand.

Early Life

Marina Diamandis was born Marina Lambrini Diamandis on October 10, 1985, in Brynmawr, Wales. She is the daughter of a Greek father and Welsh mother, and she has an older sister named Lafina. Marina's parents split up when she was 4 years old, and her father moved back to Greece. Diamandis has said that she was a tomboy and that her childhood was "simple and idyllic." Marina attended Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls, and she said of the school, "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." When she was 16, Diamandis decided to live with her father in Greece "to connect with [her] heritage and learn to speak the language." In Athens, she studied at St. Catherine's British Embassy School, earning an International Baccalaureate. After returning to Wales, she moved to Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, England, with her mother. Diamandis started writing music at the age of18 and was obsessed with the idea of becoming a singer, "almost as if it was a disease." She worked at a petrol station to earn money for a move to London, and after moving there, she spent two months attending dance school. After quitting dance school, Marina enrolled at the University of East London to study music, then she transferred to Middlesex University to take a classic composition course, dropping out two months later.

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Diamandis began using the stage name "Marina and the Diamonds" in 2005, and after she became more well-known, "the Diamonds" became a reference to her fans. After teaching herself how to play piano and producing demos with GarageBand, she released her debut EP, "Mermaid vs Sailor," on MySpace in 2007. In 2008, Diamandis caught the attention of Derek Davies of Neon Gold Records, and he served as her manager for six months and got her a gig as the opening act on Gotye's tour. Later that year she signed with the Warner Music Group imprint 679 Recordings. In March 2010, she was signed in the U.S. to the Atlantic Records imprint Chop Shop Records. Marina released her first album, "The Family Jewels," in February 2015, and it reached #2 on the "Billboard" Heatseekers Albums chart, #5 on the UK Albums Chart, #6 on the Scottish Albums chart, #7 on the Greek International Albums chart, and #9 on the Irish Albums chart. The album was certified Gold in the U.K. and Ireland, and the single "I Am Not a Robot" reached #6 on Norway's VG-lista and #8 on Belgium's Ultratip Bubbling Under Wallonia and went Gold in the U.S. The single "Oh No!" was also certified Gold in the U.S.

Diamandis' second album, 2012's "Electra Heart," reached #1 on the UK Albums, Irish Albums, and Scottish Albums charts and was certified Gold in the U.K., U.S., and Ireland. "Primadonna" was a top 10 hit in five countries, and it was certified Platinum in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, and the U.S. Marina's 2015 album "Froot" reached the top 10 on the charts in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S., and it was certified Silver in the U.K. Her fourth album, 2019's "Love + Fear," peaked at #4 on the Scottish Albums chart and #5 on the UK Albums Chart. The album featured a collaboration with Clean Bandit and Luis Fonsi, "Baby," which topped the charts in several countries and was certified Gold in the U.K. and Poland. In 2021, Diamandis released the album "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land," and it reached #4 on the UK Vinyl Albums chart. During a May 2022 concert, Marina confirmed that "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land" was the final album she would be releasing under her contract with Atlantic Records and that she would continue as an independent artist.

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Personal Life

From 2015 to 2020, Marina was in a relationship with Jack Patterson, who plays keyboards, piano, guitar, bass, violin, and saxophone for the electronic music group Clean Bandit. Diamandis has estimated that approximately 60% of her concert audience is made up of members of the LGBTQ+ community. In 2016, she was a headliner at an NYC Pride event shortly after the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. "Nylon" magazine named Marina "the sound of feminism" in 2015, and she has criticized societal prejudice toward women as well as traditional gender roles. During a 2019 appearance on the podcast "Ways to Change the World," Diamandis stated, "I did a post recently on Twitter listing all the ways that I could think of that women were shamed. And that went from being too fat, being too thin, being beautiful, not being beautiful, wearing makeup, not wearing makeup, having kids, not having kids, being a working mother, being a stay-at-home mother, being confident, being assertive. I know that men get shamed in different ways too, but it just seems like the female experience, it has to change. It just has to." Marina has said of religion, "My songwriting's always been peppered with stuff that could be connected with Christianity but I don't know why because I wasn't brought up Christian. I don't believe there's a God."

In 2020, Diamandis began speaking openly about embracing her natural hair color, writing, "I started getting silver / grey hairs around 15 years old. I've been dying my hair since I was 22 because I literally thought I had no other option. Grey equalled old to me – something most women are told is a bad, bad thing….recently I've felt different. I want to be my natural colour." In 2017, she launched the mental health Tumblr blog "Marinabook," and to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2017, she shared an essay about her struggles with depression. In 2023, Marina revealed on Instagram that she had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, stating, "I've had symptoms like deep fatigue, numbness, tingling, low appetite, brain fog, rashes, insomnia and a feeling of being 'poisoned' for so long it's been hard to remember what healthy feels like."

Awards and Nominations

In 2010, Diamandis won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act and a Virgin Media Music Award for Best Newcomer. She received an MTV Europe Music Award nomination for Best European Act as well. That year Marina also earned a BBC Sound of 2010 nomination, a Sweden GAFFA Award nomination for Best Foreign New Act, a Brit Award nomination for Critics' Choice, a BT Digital Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and a UK Festival Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Act. She received a "Glamour" Award nomination for Best UK Solo Artist in 2011, and in 2012, she won an "Attitude Magazine" Award for Best Music Award. Diamandis has earned Popjustice £20 Music Prize nominations for Best British Pop Single for "I Am Not a Robot" (2010), "Power & Control." (2012), "I'm a Ruin" (2015), and "Baby" (2019), and in 2016, she received a Gay Music Chart Award nomination for Best Cover for "True Colors." Marina earned a People's Choice Award nomination for Soundtrack Song of 2020 for "About Love" from "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You," and in 2021, she received an Ivor Novello Award nomination for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Man's World."

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