Lana Del Rey Enjoys British Sales Boost Following Soap Opera Placement

Published: Sunday 20th Apr 2014 by David

Two years after hitting Pop’s scene with the dramatic ‘Born To Die’, Lana Del Rey‘s sound has found a home in the unlikeliest of places this month…British soap opera ‘Eastenders.’

Why the singer now has the show’s audience to thank for a sales rise in the market?

Details below…

Placed in a commercial promoting the murder of character Lucy Beale, Rey’s ‘Gods and Monsters‘ reached an audience of 6.4 million viewers on Friday evening, forcing the cut into iTunes UK’s Top 100 and selling enough copies in the last two days to reach #74.

Interesting, as this chart position now sees it outperform the singer’s latest single ‘West Coast‘, which now sits outside of the Top 100 in the UK but does sit at #28 on iTunes USA’s singles tally, 15 spots above Beyonce‘s ‘Drunk in Love.’

In other chart news, fans of ‘Fancy’ rapper Iggy Azalea will witness her debut LP ‘The New Classic’ impact iTunes UK’s album chart in an hour’s time, as the project becomes available for release in the country once midnight swings by.

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  1. BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

    she have the look to been in a soap opera #nopromo

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014


  2. Lovebird April 20, 2014

    “‘West Coast‘, which now sits outside of the Top 100 in the UK but does sit at #28 on iTunes USA’s singles tally”


    • Meena April 20, 2014

      Uk based on pre orders r*****

    • FutureCIARA April 20, 2014

      I CANNOT!

    • Dem Lessors April 21, 2014

      This articles about Gods and Monsters though. West Coast isn’t being released here in the UK till mid-May.

  3. BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

    so proud of her

  4. Lovebird April 20, 2014

    And did someone just say in the other thread that west coast is selling LESS than Walking on air???


  5. Lovebird April 20, 2014

    Not west coast dropping from #10 to #28 in a span of a day though, what sort of FLOP is this though?? I f****** cannot.

    • FutureCIARA April 20, 2014

      LMFAO!!!!!!!!!! Bittch STOP IT!!!!!


      • BEYFLAWLESS April 21, 2014


  6. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 20, 2014

    Lovebird is sooo pressed LOL

  7. Skyfall April 20, 2014

    Ultimate death when b****** like Katy can have 5 #1s and a rerelease, Clear Channel, heavy promo but only can barely scrap 4 million WW, while Lana who’s all her singles flopped sell 4million WW with less than half the promo.

    • Overdose April 20, 2014

      Same goes for Rihanna

      • Skyfall April 20, 2014

        Honey Rihanna’s Loud sold 6 million WW With less #1s

      • Overdose April 20, 2014

        So did Teenage dream. What about Una? TTT?

  8. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT April 20, 2014

    anyway i dont think this song will have any impact on the billboard charts

  9. Lovebird April 20, 2014

    But Katy didn’t take 3 years to go platinum.

    Not Lana’s dad trying to shade Lorde so people can be interested in FLOP coast. #10 to #28 in a day, SCREAMING!!!!

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

      u blind no one one knew who she was and ppl know who katy is

      • Lovebird April 20, 2014

        Not here for excuses, why can Lorde go platinum within a year but Lana can’t?

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

      plz that hype gone for her

  10. BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

    how that birthday song doing wack Disney toddler music

  11. BEYFLAWLESS April 20, 2014

    and lorde wat we call a one hit wonder and she got balls talking s*** about ppl who been here longer then her

  12. Skyfall April 20, 2014

    Why has most of the people who released an album during the TD era have outsold it.
    TD – 4.2 million(ultimate flopage singles wise)
    Loud – 6 million(less hits)
    BTW – 8 Million (less hits)
    21 – 28 million (less hits)
    4 – 3.8 million ( no hits)

    • Skyfall April 20, 2014

      Ignore this comment

  13. lolz April 20, 2014

    gagalovesbey aka lovebird retweets thatgrapejuice but says it has never heard of tgj on twitter! caught!

  14. Skyfall April 20, 2014

    Why has most of the people who released an album during the TD era have outsold it.
    TD – 4.2 million ( 5 #1s + a rerelease)
    BTD – 4.6 million (ultimate flopage singles wise)
    Loud – 6 million(less hits)
    BTW – 8 Million (less hits)
    21 – 28 million (less hits)
    4 – 3.8 million ( no hits)

  15. lolz April 20, 2014

    lovebirds twitter is filled with nothing but p***

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) April 20, 2014

      Really? LMAO! What kind?

      • lolz April 20, 2014

        GAY P*** I SWEAR

    • Lolz April 20, 2014

      Go get your own name. Theres only one @Lolz who regularly comments here thats me.

      • lolz April 20, 2014

        i didnt even know you existed f**

      • Lolz April 20, 2014

        Your name suggests otherwise

  16. Ratedx(love is love) April 20, 2014

    Good for her, I can’t knock somebody’s else hustle…

    never heard a single song from her….

  17. Lolz April 20, 2014

    Eastenders is sh*t that trailer was the best part.

  18. Del Bey April 20, 2014

    Death at this s***** soap opera from my country that’s actually filmed 10 mins from my house using the queen in their crappy drama

  19. H2O April 20, 2014

    Grats queen! The song will be doing much better when they decide to push it on the radio and the video comes out. Can’t wait for UV!

  20. FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

    I warned @Trollsie to buy more copies using her extra iTunes accounts! and also that Flop Coast will be out of the iTunes top 30 by tomorrow!!!!!

    Im not sure if releasing the video will save it!! All the impulse buyers and bandwagoners have moved on

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 21, 2014

      how that ciara album doing again?

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        hows partition and xo doing niggger?

    • BEYFLAWLESS April 21, 2014


  21. Molly April 21, 2014

    Lmao but wait how else saw Kenya get dragged by little Ms.Porsha tonight? f**** Lana

    • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

      But bittch did you catch how Cynthia’s tittties fell out because of Porsha reaching to get at Kenya!!!

      Cynthias entire right titty made an appearance!!! I kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii’d after playing it back!

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        Lmao yes i did i had to keep replayin it to see if that really happen Ms.Porsha was feed up i felt her pain tbh i almost cried with her Kenya is a disgusting maggot tbh.

      • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

        Yes, it was good entertainment, Andy Cohen should NOT have sent her home… And if they fire her from the show, Im never watching again!!!

        Did you see her video sneak peek though, I cant find it on Youtube

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        Very entertaining especially towards the end Lmao Phadrea is one shady queen Lmao, but i agree Porsha doesn’t deserve to be fired ive been in a similar situation so i understand what Porsha was feeling/ going thru & no i didn’t see the video but i bought her song tonight lmao f**** Kenya. TeamPorsha

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        Porsha isnt the best singer but her falsetto sounds nice.

  22. FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

    BAYBEEEEEE!!! I know yall heard about Legendary Overall Motha Aretha Franklin Filing a $10 Million Suit Over made-up, Patti LaBelle Fight Story!!!

    Its a Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    And she will be COINED after this lawsuit is over!!!

    • Molly April 21, 2014

      Really wtf why hasn’t tgj posted on it yet?

      • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

        Chawld they are late!!!!

        I feel like they be slacking hard on the weekends!!

        The staff is probably filled with drunken alcoholics on the weekends.. I heard they like to turn up over @TGJ headquarters chawld!

      • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

        Heres the link babe

        www. lovebscott .com/news/aretha-franklin-files-10-million-suit-patti-labelle-fight-story

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        Wouldn’t be surprised but tgj staff are allowed to be alcoholics but atleast keep your site up to date with the lastest juicy gossip/ news im bout to check that story out right now .

    • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014

      I swear, I should just start my own fukking blog!

      • Molly April 21, 2014

        Lol you’ll be more up to date then tgj sis.

      • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014


  23. FutureCIARA April 21, 2014


    Yes I have to admit, I like Porsha, even if shes a little ditsy at times.

    Did you see Ciara’s easter pics she posted to IG??

    • Molly April 21, 2014

      Porsha maybe dumb at times but she’s not a hateful or messy person and is actually funny at times i think she has lots of potential as a reality star & model. And yes god that belly is big girl you can tell shes ready to give birth any day now ,omg im so happy for her she’s bout to start a new chapter in her life. #CSquad

      • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014


        I cant wait to see what dat baby look like! And wht they will name him!!!
        How exciting!


  24. FutureCIARA April 21, 2014


    • FutureCIARA April 21, 2014


      Continues to slack!


  25. Kelly Kelly April 21, 2014

    So did you know ARTPOP is number 1 again after an interscope easter discount (Eminem aswell)

    Also Basic Perry has been exposed for her PAYOLA deal for her new single “Birthday”

    Hahaha the tweets about kunty’s payola though Hahahaha

    And death at rosie saying lana is too local- I mean alternative, to get promo when she’s promoting the most commercial soap opera in my country LEWL! That would be like rihanna booking the bold and the beautiful

    • JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2014

      All the Katy Perry singles are getting huge payola deals this go round. Starting with Basic Roar. It´s unbelievable some fans think Katy and Rihanna are queens who don´t use payola 🙂

  26. Dem Lessors April 21, 2014

    Only 6.4 million! Wow, EastEnders is flopping! Lucy dying wasn’t convincing, seemed rushed. Everyone had really stupid motives and now they’re going to drag the storyline for a YEAR! This is why Coronation Street gets around 10 million every night!

    • JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2014

      I have not seen it but hey, at least the trailer is great.

  27. JOHNVIDAL April 21, 2014

    British soaps are the best in the world. American ones are a f****** joke compared to them. British ones can be so good and serious that they could compete with some of the best films out there.
    I remember I watched some storylines in Emmerdale with a character called Aaron Livesy a couple of years ago and that was… oscar worthy!

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