Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Born to Die is the second studio album and major-label debut by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. It was released on January 27, 2012, through Interscope Records and Polydor Records. Before the album’s release, Del Rey had attracted attention with her 2011 singles “Video Games” and “Born to Die”, which contrasted contemporary electronic/dance music with their cinematic sound accompanied by dramatic string instruments. A predominantly baroque pop and trip hop album, Born to Die features the same cinematic composition. The album was the world’s fifth best-selling album of 2012, and had sold over 7 million copies by 2014. In 2021, it became the second album by a woman and the first debut album by a woman to spend more than 400 weeks on the US Billboard 200, where it peaked at number two, and topped charts in Australia and various European countries including France, Germany, and the UK. It was supported by four further singles: “Blue Jeans”, “Summertime Sadness”, “National Anthem”, and “Dark Paradise”. “Summertime Sadness” peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Del Rey’s highest charting single in the US at the time.
Label: Polydor Records