Marina Diamandis Manohar (Greek: Μαρίνα-Λαμπρινή Διαμάντη) (born October 10, 1985, Abergavenny, Wales), better known under her pseudonym Marina and the Diamonds, is a British singer and songwriter of Greek origin.
Her stage name, "Marina and the Diamonds", consists of the first name and last name of the translation, which in Greek means "diamonds" (diamonds). As "diamonds" refers to her fans.
Marina Diamandis was born in Abergavenny, Wales Greek father and a Welsh mother, and grew up in the village of Pandy with her parents and her older sister.
Diamandis moved to London at the age of eighteen years old, where she attended dance school. In 2005, followed by a one-year course at Tech Music School. Then enrolled to study music at the University of East London, in the second year but switched to Middlesex University, which, however, did not finish. Passed many auditions including muzikálovými audition for the musical West End.
The first demo tapes produced on Apple's GarageBand application software. Her debut album "The Family Jewels" was put on the market 22. February 2010. and then came up to the fifth spot in the UK Albums Chart. She was also nominated for the Critics Award at the Brit Awards 2010 and won on MTW Europe Music Awards in the category of "Best UK & Irish Act".
She appeared for the first time in the Czech Republic 16. September 2012 as the opening act of the Group Coldplay.