On the eve of the release of her debut album, Born to Die, Lana Del Rey became one of the most divisive musical guests in Saturday Night Live history. Many of the critics who’d helped make her single “Video Games” an Internet phenomenon helped lead the backlash, while viewers seeing her for the first time were confused by her awkward performances. But as the think pieces and authenticity debates died down, Born to Die went on to become a worldwide blockbuster, selling millions around the world and going platinum in the U.S., spinning off a top 10 hit with a remix of “Summertime Sadness.” For all the fretting about Del Rey's unusual voice and retro sensibility, Born To Die resonated with a huge audience.