Taylor Swift has one. Harry Styles has one.
Lana del Rey has become the latest celebrity whose work is now available to study on a specialised university degree programme.
“Topics in Recorded Music: Lana Del Rey” runs this autumn at the David Clive Insititute, New York University, headed by journalist Kathy Iandoli. Iandoli has spent nearly 25 years working in the music industry and has written several books on female music icons
A description of the course on Variety reads: "the six-time Grammy nominated artist has introduced a sad core, melancholic, and baroque version of dream pop that in turn helped shift and reinvent the sound (and mood) of mainstream music beyond the 2010s. Through her arresting visuals and her thematic attention to mental health and tales of toxic, damaged love, Del Rey provided a new platform for artists of all genders to create “anti-pop” works of substance that could live in a mainstream once categorized as bubblegum."
Speaking to Variety about the programme, course leader Iandoli said "I feel like Lana Del Rey is both a blueprint and a cautionary tale, a complicated pop star who resonates so much with her fans, not because of how she makes them feel about her, but rather how she makes them feel about themselves."
The course is worth two credits and runs from October 20-December 8th.