Lana Del Rey has recently announced a ‘Paradise Edition’ to her latest album, ‘Born To Die’.
“It’s not a new album, it’s more like an afterthought,” Said the Sinatra likened starlet. “It’s, like, seven new songs that kind of put a period on the statement I was finishing when I was making the record … It’s beautiful. Read more
Yep, this time last year no one knew who she was. Now she's a megastar with a primetime performance spot on major shows such as SNL & American Idol. There is hope for all of us.
After all the hate she got on her SNL performance, the reception for this one seems rather positive.
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Lana Del Rey has released the new video for her debut single "Blue Jeans".
The song's been a fan favorite for a while, & now that she's got a lot of hype behind her she's decided to re-release the song.
The video is very much in the style of her other videos, even featuring the same love interest from the "Born To Die" video.
Here's the video -
What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments!
For the 15th year anniversary of Biggie's death a few days ago, numerous projects were put together to honor the Hip-Hop legend. One of those was this, a mash-up/mixtape of Biggie's "Ready To Die" album & Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die".
In all honesty it just seems to get hate from hip-hop heads claiming it's disrespectful to Biggie. Then there's the hipsters who think it's great because it's Lana Del Rey.
What's your opinion? Let us know in the comments!
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Well known photographer Terry Richardson has shot controversial singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for The New York Times T Magazine with his signature style pivotal. Dressed in labels like Chanel, Christian Dior, Carven, Emporio Armani Underwear, Opening Ceremony, Diesel and Charlotte Olympia for Peter Som this makes for another compelling subject for Richardson.
Today, Lana Del Rey is going to be very anxious. Her "debut" album drops today, and music critics everywhere are going absolutely crazy. Although, this isn't actually Lana's first album release, she released two albums in 2010, one titled "Nevada", released under the name of "Lana Del Rey" although it was quickly shelved and withdrawn to lack of attention. She also released an album without a stage persona, she released an album under the stage name of "Lizzy Grant", however, that also received little attention; so why are critics everywhere waiting with massive anticipation for this album?
I'm going to say a lot of it has to do with "Video Games", the track that was released in 2011's second quarter and is now fast on track to becoming one of the most watched video's on YouTube. This "buzz track" shall we say, propelled Lana to "Who's That Girl?" status. 9 or so months down the line, she's just performed on Saturday Night Live, and has the most Pre-Ordered album of the year so far.
The Saturday Night Live performance didn't necessarily help win over any of her critics, she wasn't neccesarily on key throughout the 2 songs, and she looked incredibly uncomfortable on stage. But, then you have to remember, she is the first artist to go on SNL without even a debut album in about 15 years. Lana's career has propelled rapidly and I feel, that as the public, we may have rushed her along a little too quick.
The album is currently experiencing a "Marmite" effect, where some critics love it & some hate it. Stereogum, one of the first people to reccomend her when Video Games was released have even called the album "really bad".
Let's just hope the criticism stays on the music and nothing else, alright people?
Here's her "debut" single "Video Games" -
What do you guys think? Have any of you got the album? What's your opinion?
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Fresh off signing a new modeling contract with The Next, and releasing her single "National Anthem," Lana Del Rey latest track to leak from her upcoming album Born To Die is "This Is What Makes Us Girls." The songstress has her 2012 year off to a great start and with her debut album releasing later this month on January 31, things are only looking to get better in the near future. Stream her latest track down below and be sure to pre-order her album now from Amazon.