#6. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Label: Stranger/Interscope
Release Date: January 27
Likelihood Of Release: 95%

In 2011, there was no more enigmatic figure in music than Lana Del Rey. In a matter of months, the beautiful melancholy chanteuse was catapulted into the spotlight, dissected by the blogosphere, and then dragged into an ugly media tug-of-war. But once you turn down all the noise and actually listen to the music, you'll find that it's very, very good. So forget all the drama. Lana's an undeniable talent, and when Born To Die debut drops, it should shut a lot of people up. We can hardly wait.