Lana Del Rey isn’t going away, and I’m really happy about that. In fact, she’s roaring back with a vengeance. Her album, Ultraviolence, is number one on the Billboard 200 chart. And she’s breaking all kinds of records. From Billboard:
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey captures her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as “Ultraviolence” bows atop the list. The album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan — her best sales week yet.
Del Rey’s arrival is the largest sales week for a female artist since the week ending Dec. 29, 2013, when Beyonce‘s self-titled album sold 310,000 in its third week on the chart.[...] Notably, “Ultraviolence” captures the No. 1 slot even though Del Rey hasn’t performed on American TV in more than two years.
She has her share of controversy; most recently her comments on Twitter about wanting to die irritated Frances Bean Cobain. She’s since defended her comments, tweeting, “I liked (Kurt) because he was talented not because he died young.”
What do you think of the album? Give it a listen: