Sunday, May 12th 2013
While Europe and Asia have taken her sound to impressive commercial heights, Lana Del Rey‘s US run has been modest to say the least.
Currently hovering around the 600,000 units figure- her debut major album ‘Born To Die‘ and its supporting ‘Paradise’ were the basis of her recent discussion with ‘Fashion‘ magazine- which saw her pose for a beach based spread and speak openly on her struggle to secure critical acclaim in the US.
More interestingly though, how this has affected her ongoing battle with alcoholism.
Her words below…
Thursday, April 25th 2013
Cassie has set her sights on a duet with ‘Teenage Wasteland‘ starlet Lana Del Rey.
Open up on her desire to work with the Interscope stunner during a piece for ‘Forever LA x Cassie’, her comments come weeks after the release of her brand new mix tape ‘Rockabye Baby‘.
Find out what she said below…
Monday, April 22nd 2013
Save for ‘Off To The Races’ and a few select others, Lana Del Rey songs have always struggled on a melodic tips, serving sweet hooks but dull verses.
Fortunately for the producers of new movie ‘The Great Gatsby’, the cut she recorded for their soundtrack stands as one of the ‘select few’, perfect from start to finish.
Named ‘Young & Beautiful‘, the Rick Nowels assisted jam becomes available to purchase with the rest of the flick’s soundtrack on May 7th.
However, if you’re the kind who tries before you buy, enjoy the romantic number for free below…
Monday, March 11th 2013
Take a moment to take in the stunner that it is…Lana Del Rey.
Extending her lead as Pop’s most photogenic Princess, the ‘Off To The Races’ belle strikes a number of poses for Jalou‘s ‘L’Officiel’, snapped in a shoot some fans have billed ‘classic’.
Photographed by Nicole Noland, Ms.Rey graces the publication weeks after global sales of her debut album ‘Born To Die‘ reached the 3 million milestone, helped in part by singles ‘National Anthem’ and ‘Blue Jeans‘.
Entire shoot below…
Thursday, February 14th 2013
‘Off To The Races’ star Lana Del Rey teams up with Jaguar to endorse their new F-Type automobile, via the brand new video for the cut- ‘Burning Desire‘.
As far as the song goes, we’d say it wins on a melodic tip but fails to wow creatively- with Lana’s subject matter going no further than the realm of hopeless romanticism. Sure, while it makes for a good listen, one would hope her forthcoming sophomore LP sees her tackle new thematic ground.
Either way, we love the video- so check it out below…
Monday, January 21st 2013
As far shoots go, very few can say they take snaps as stunning as those served by Lana Del Rey.
That point was proved once again this week when her cover for Elisabeth Dijan‘s ’Numero Tokyo’ surfaced online, ahead of its official March 2013 release.
Marking one her best covers to date, the contralto’s spread in the magazine precedes the release of her UK #1 album, ‘Born To Die‘ and its supporting EP, ‘The Paradise Edition’.
Peep her in action below…
Friday, January 4th 2013
Congratulations are in order for ‘Interscope’s Lana Del Rey this week.
For, by way of her singles ‘Ride‘, ‘Video Games’ and ‘Born To Die‘, her latest LP – of the same name as the latter- has now reached sales of 3 million units shifted worldwide.
Good news below…
Sunday, December 23rd 2012
Before he’s set to dominate the 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony next February, Frank Ocean extends his 2012 winning streak this week with another ‘Channel Orange‘ related nod.
However, whilst most-if not all- of the awards he’s picked up this year have seen him celebrated for his craft, his latest achievement sees him awarded for his- well- sex appeal.
Thursday, December 6th 2012
As evidenced by the rant of ‘Believe’ beau Justin Bieber‘s manager, it’s pretty safe to say that some camps are still up-in-arms about the 2013 Grammy nominations unveiled last night.
Indeed, every year sees some scorned team or artist supporter feel “cheated” due to an absence from the nominations tally (see: Jill Scott’s rant last year), but this year marks a noted difference in that A) the male domination of categories, B) the absence of hip-hop and R&B from major categories, and C) the glaring, 2011-instated removal of “gender-specific” categories.
With only acts who released material from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 eligible for consideration, the wealth of overlooked talent is earning a collective side-eye from many-a-music lover. Just ask fans of Brandy & Monica‘s ‘It All Belongs To Me’, Mary J. Blige, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, and, of course, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber…