Released: January 12th
Lana's rapid rise to internet phenom status made haters work overtime. They can credit her looks all they want. Yeah, the long red hair and pouty lips make her a hottie. But Lana's sultry '60s flow and Emile Haynie's orchestrated hip-hip productions (like on “Born to Die”) are what made her Interscope debut a 2012 must-listen. Oh, and it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart behind Adele's monster 21 set. All are reasons to hope Lana puckered up and blew the naysayers a big kiss… of death.
6. Lana Del Rey, Born To Die