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Friday, February 10, 2012

Lana Del Rey Debuts on Billboard Album!

Lana Del Rey Debuts on Billboard Charts!

After making one of the most disparaged musical performances in Saturday Night Live history, Lana Del Rey enters The Billboard 200 at #2 with her first full-length album, Born To Die. The album does even better in the U.K., where it opens at #1.
Del Rey performed two songs on SNL on Jan. 14. Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC Nightly News, called Del Rey's performance "one of the worst outings in SNL history." (Remember when they covered actual news on the news?) On Saturday, Kristen Wiig parodied Del Rey on a Weekend Update sketch.
Sometimes, controversies and setbacks strengthen the bond between an artist and their strongest supporters. It will be interesting to see what happens next in this drama.
Not surprisingly, the album was a big digital seller. It sold 57K digital copies (out of a total of 77K), which put it #1 on Top Digital Albums. Del Rey's song "Video Games" has sold 154K copies in five weeks.

TOP TEN BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM CHARTS
Issue Date : 10 February 2012

1. Adele, 21, 122,000.(19 weeks #1)
2. Lana Del Rey, Born To Die, 77,000.
3. Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas, 41,000.
4. Various Artists, 2012 Grammy Nominees, 34,000.
5. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 21, 30,000.
6. Drake, Take Care, 30,000.
7. Tim McGraw, Emotional Traffic, 29,000.
8. Fred Hammond, God, Love And Romance, 26,000.
9. LMFAO, Sorry For Party Rocking, 22,000.
10. Rihanna, Talk That Talk, 22,000.

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