Ever since making her grand entrance to the mainstream in with the stirring Video Games, Lana Del Rey has been a creature of mystery. To celebrate the release of her fifth album, we have revealed Lana's biggest tracks in the UK to date, based on downloads and streams. Across her 20 songs that have charted inside the UK's Top , Lana has amassed 5. That figure includes a whopping million streams. Originally meant for her Born To Die: Paradise album, this sweeping and lush ballad was later released as part of The Great Gatsby movie soundtrack in Written by Lana and legendary songwriter Rick Nowels, Young and Beautiful was key in establishing the star in America, where it became her first Top 40 single. In the UK, it ranks as her fourth biggest track. The accompanying music video sees Lana in the arms of a tattoo-clad man model Bradley Soileau , who Lana said was cast because he reminded her of the ex-boyfriend the song was about. Lana's most recent entry in her all-time Top 10 is the title track from her album, a collaboration with The Weeknd with a doo-wop, Motown-inspired sound that took her from adored miserablist to adored optimist.
Her music and writing are noted for stylized cinematic quality; themes of tragic romance, glamor , and melancholia ; and references to pop culture , particularly s and s Americana. Following numerous projects, including her self-titled debut studio album, Del Rey's breakthrough came with the viral success of her debut single " Video Games " in Her major label debut, Born to Die , was an international success and spawned a top-ten single " Summertime Sadness " on the Billboard Hot , as well as the singles " Blue Jeans " and " Born to Die ", which charted in several overseas territories. The next year, Del Rey ventured into film, writing and starring in the music short film Tropico ; she released " Young and Beautiful " as the lead single for the romantic drama film The Great Gatsby Del Rey issued her third album, Ultraviolence , to critical success. It topped charts and spawned the single " West Coast ". That same year, Del Rey recorded the eponymous theme for the drama film Big Eyes , which earned a Golden Globe nomination. Her sixth album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! As of , Del Rey has sold
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One of the most exciting musical artists to emerge in the last few decades, Lana Del Ray made her mark with a new sound nobody had heard on the radio. Since then, she has delivered variations on her trademark style — from darker, psychedelic-tinged tracks to lighter love songs — without ever losing sight of her roots. I knew it was important that I came in straight as an arrow with that one. Something separates me from other people. Lust For Life marked the first time that Lana collaborated with other artists on an album.
Lana Del Rey is undoubtedly the most influential artist currently working in the alternative music scene. Sadly, her influence has not always translated to chart success. Here are her highest-charting songs.