Lana Del Rey Storms UK Chart; Outselling Top 10 Combined

Published: Tuesday 31st Jan 2012 by Sam

Tipped to be 2012’s definitive’s breakout star, Lana Del Rey is certainly living up to her billing.

For, just one day after her major label debut ‘Born to Die’ hit stores, the ‘Video Games’ singer has seen the set trail-blaze the UK charts.

Full story after the jump…

According to the Official Charts Company, ‘Born’ is poised to rock the UK Album Chart this week, opening at #1.

Perhaps most interesting, though, is that the LP is currently outselling the rest of the top 10 tally – combined.

An amazing feat for any artist, it’s an exceptional one for an act most of the record-buying public are only now discovering. More than anything, it’s simply refreshing to see quality music (that isn’t just Adele) enjoy such commercial success in the current climate.

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  1. Benjamin January 31, 2012

    Now that is great news, she deserves it, the album is definitely one of the best in a long time.

  2. kyle January 31, 2012

    WOULDNT LISTEN TO THIS FLASH IN THE PAN IF IT WAS FREE!! NEXT!!

  3. Benjamin January 31, 2012

    well @kyle clearly u don’t know music or just one of those dillusional beyonce or rihanna stalkers

  4. tomUK January 31, 2012

    Brilliant album, cohesive and stylish, weird and ultimately wonderful. Some heartfelt lyrics in there (‘Without You’ / ‘Dark Paradise’) with the occasional Gangster Moll / Barbie-esque / femme fatale tune (‘Off To The Races’ / ‘National Anthem’) – I’m loving it.

  5. tyra January 31, 2012

    AND PEOPLE SAY BEYONCE START S*** ARE DELUSIONAL EXAMPLE @BENJAMIN WHAT EXACTLY IS THAT KYLE SAID THAT MADE U THINK BEYONCE OR RIHANNA U JUST PRESSED JUST BECAUSE SOME SAID THEY DON`T LIKE HER MUSIC THEY GOT TO BE BEYONCE OR RIHANNA STANS HAVE SEVERAL SEATS

  6. tyra January 31, 2012

    TYPO
    * MENT BEYONCE STANS START S*** AND DELUSIONAL

  7. me January 31, 2012

    She’s #1 in 17 countries with “Born To Die” right now.

    The album is a f*cking masterpiece!!! deserves every bit of success.

  8. Nahjee January 31, 2012

    I think it’s gonna probley only sell 4,000 copies first week

    Nothing to special about her

    What ya think the first weeks sells gonna be???

    I like doing first week sales predictions

  9. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. January 31, 2012

    This Non singing H** will FLOP.She will be an even worse sensation than OBESEdele. 😉

    1st week sales: 2K

  10. Benjamin January 31, 2012

    @ TYRA don’t get you knickers in a twist, not hating. either way its great album

  11. White girl mob January 31, 2012

    It’s goons sell around about 2k or 4k its not going to go past the 5k mark that’s what I think I dont really see what the big deal is about her tho.. Her album has been getting good reviews on iTunes tho so.. Idk

  12. Dope or nope January 31, 2012

    I listen to the album it’s kinda boring to me nothing much really going on to much hype over this chick man she is no Natasha bendingfield or colbie caillat.

    She is just a local pop star to me like I rather listen to that icarly chick than her the truth

    This album won’t do any big number in the first week sales like it only cost 7.99 on iTunes and yea

    She gets a big nope!

    First week sales 2k copies I agree with lacefronce

  13. an0thrdream January 31, 2012

    Her album is amazing, so unique. The sounds she uses on her records combined with the lyrics and her persona are what causes me to buy her music

  14. Tyler January 31, 2012

    ^^^^^^

    All of y’all are DUMB!!! If the uk charts say she probably gonna open in at #1 then her sell will be at least 25k or more.. Kelly Rowland first week sales in the uk for here I am we’re 5 k and she didn’t even get in the top 40….

    @benjamine just because someone does not like your faces music don’t mean they don’t know music.

    Ppl kill me when they say r&b and soul is the realist music um NO!! Real music is all music even Kesha.. Real music is music that speaks to someone and touches them which I feel EVERY SONG that was ever made does that to at least 1 particular human being… Ppl just have opinions how would u like if someone said black is not as real as white or white is not as real as black. Music and ethnicities are two similar situations only music being less fiction.

  15. laos January 31, 2012

    the u.k. is ahead of the u.s., with that said its about to be rihanna and lana del ray season, even tho that rihanna reign has had a tight grip on the music world since umbrella. and i dont really like lana del reys music but i like everything else about her. anyway rihanna is the queen!

  16. GaGa, Rihanna, Beyonce—–All Others pale into insignificance January 31, 2012

    OFF TO THE RACES IS MY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

  17. NAYAH82 January 31, 2012

    Love the album!! I don’t really care if she changed her name and got her lips done, i only care about her music which is good.

  18. Bey is Legend January 31, 2012

    @GAGA, RIHANNA, BEYONCE—–ALL OTHERS PALE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE

    that’s the only song of hers i like so far too. i havent heard the full album. im ok with born to die, dont care for video games at all

  19. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie+ Amy Winehouse+ Steve Jobs)) January 31, 2012

    get it, Lana!

    Europe is going hard for this one.

    HDD don’t fail me now!

  20. Dev January 31, 2012

    Hype is a b****! Spent my money and not impressed with this samey, lite vocal sounding chick. If it wasn’t a digital download i’d sell it on ebay.

  21. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 31, 2012

    I think it’ll sell 100,000 first week.

  22. ThatBoyLuke January 31, 2012

    Glad for her, the album sounds great but i am annoyed “you can be the boss” wasn#t included ~_~ as for the 2k comments did you not here the part where she’s outselling all the top 10 COMBINED?! seriously… she’ll probably do over 60k and go at least Silver first week.

  23. Yellow Gorillah January 31, 2012

    YAAAAAAAS Lana SLAY them SLAY Them

    I really ENJOY her music,,

    I’m not even stanning for her number’s it just GOOD to see her getting the Buzz she needs,

    ADELE is S*** Compared to Lana..Lana actually sings about Different topics and she is SKINNY LOOOOOOOL Joking but nahh I am going to buy BORN TO DIE…. 21 Did not deserve my Monkey Money + is overrated.

  24. Kings January 31, 2012

    Freaking brilliant album – I love ‘radio’ and ‘summertime sadness’

  25. mik3ch3ck January 31, 2012

    Lana is just magic! Wonderful and well deserved! I bought it today.

  26. JohnVidal January 31, 2012

    Wow didn´t expect her to blow like this! Congrats cos I´m addicted since I discovered her 2 weeks ago. The album is amazing. Is real good music finally returning to the top of album charts for good? I mean last year Adele and Gaga and now Lana starting so strong for a new act (and yeah I know she is not good at performing)
    Best songs:
    Summertime Sadness
    Off the races
    Blue Jeans
    Video Games

    Nation Anthem… is so much better the demo version. I also love Million Dollar Man, Without You and Dark Paradise

  27. commanderofthedancefloor January 31, 2012

    wow, lol

    i will say i am surprised but honestly i like born to die 1000X more than 21 but i doubt it will sell more. i still like 21 though but i im just saying. lol

  28. Saetana February 1, 2012

    Quality music, are you kidding me? The combination of nonsense lyrics and Lana’s droning monotone of a voice are enough to make anyone suicidal, this is the type of music too many people say they like just so as to appear “avant garde”, she can’t sing live and her voice is horrible. If I hate Video Games and Born to Die (mainly because of her droning voice) which are being touted as the best of an album of variable quality, then I’m unlikely to bother to listen to the rest of it ;o)

  29. KD February 1, 2012

    HYPE

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