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Lana Del Rey Explores The Stars In Retro 'Love' Video


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We really didn't have to wait long for Lana Del Rey's accompanying video for new single 'Love', which came out over the weekend. The video dropped yesterday (February 20th 2017), after the singer announced that it was on the way via an Instagram video stream.

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The video starts off in black and white, with Lana singing away with flowers in her hair before coloured images of various couples hanging with their friends appear, all in full vintage gear. Then things transcend into the supernatural as all characters in the visual explore outer space.

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Lana Del Rey Has The World In 'Love' With Her New Single


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Lana Del Rey returns with a hypnotic new single entitled 'Love'; the first release from her upcoming fourth major label studio album, the details of which will be announced later this year. It's a soaring, ambient, rhythmic anthem about the sanctity of youth.

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The song was unveiled over the weekend, with Emile Haynie, Benny Blanco and Kieron Menzies among the producers, alongside Rick Nowels with whom she has worked on since her 2012 major label debut 'Born to Die'.  Expect the official video for 'Love' to be released very soon. 

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Karlie Kloss, Liv Tyler And Jourdan Dunn Lead The Fashion Pack At Elle Style Awards [Pictures]


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Model Karlie Kloss led the way at the annual Elle Style Awards last night, oozing glamour on the red carpet before accepting her award for Inspiring Woman of the Year. The stylish event also saw models Jourdan Dunn and Suki Waterhouse honoured, as well as Eurythmics’ singer Annie Lennox.

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Kloss was the first ever recipient of the Inspiring Woman of the Year award, which she won for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic work. The former Victoria’s Secret model is also the founder of 'Code With Karlie', a scholarship programme which encourages girls to get involved with computer science.

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Andrew Lockwood's Top 10 Albums Of 2015


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10. Belle & Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime'.
A glorious return to top form for Belle & Sebastian. 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' contains all the bands trade mark signatures as well as introducing a few new ones. The generally up beat, playful tone of the album is full of pathos, dark humour and heartfelt musings. This is Belle & Sebastian back to their creative best. With an arty intellect and a wry take on life they have combined some of their most varied musical scores to date with more of their joyous lyrics.

9. Girl Band - 'Holding Hands With Jamie'.
A wake up call that needs to be heard. 'Holding Hands With Jamie' is a shot in the arm; a torrent of musical mayhem and magnificent noise. Distorted and unrelenting, 'Holding Hands..' is an unapologetic onslaught to the senses and a nerve tingling jolt of excitement. A quite brilliant debut.

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Lana Del Rey - Celebrities visit Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 28th January 2015

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Lana Del Rey - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

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Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey spotted out in West Hollywood with her parents, Patricia and Robert Grant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th January 2015

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Lana Del Rey Showcases The Title Track Of Big Eyes


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With the release date of Tim Burton’s newest film, Big Eyes, looming large on December, 25, fans have been given another teaser with the release of the title track with the same name from Lana Del Rey. Lana’s Big Eyes has been partially released and will accompany her second tune for the film, I Can’t Fly.

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Burton's Big Eyes has got Lana Del Rey's voice on the title track

Burton’s Big Eyes is a very big deal across Hollywood with the film sniffing around award-winning potential with its Oscar award winning and nominated cast including Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams.

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Lana Del Rey - American singer songwriter Lana Del Rey photographed as she was mobbed by autograph hunters at Los Angeles International airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th October 2014

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Lana Del Rey - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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Lana Del Rey - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Lana Del Rey - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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A Week In News: Silly Celebs Special - Lana Drama, Shia's Arrest, Oldman's Foot-In-Mouth


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Lana Del Rollercoaster: Lana Del Rey has had a week she'll never forget. The pop star's new album, Ultraviolence, has been met with positivity by critics and has earned Del Rey her first Billboard 200 number one. However, the singer's album publicity has risked being blighted by certain comments Lana made in a recent interview in which she appears to glamorise the troubling trend of musicians dying young. Decide for yourself here. Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, lashed out at Lana over her words. Find out what went down.

Gary Oldman Blunder: Silly, silly Gary Oldman. The actor has earned himself a reputation as one of Hollywood's thinkers but his thoughts on political correctness caused a stir this week. In a Playboy interview, the 56 year-old referenced Mel Gibson's infamous 2006 run-in with the police where he voiced an anti-Semitic view. In an attempt to play down Gibson's words, Oldman ended up sounding an awful lot more anti-Semitic than his fellow actor. Find out what was said. Oldman did release an apology, which can be read here.

Continue reading: A Week In News: Silly Celebs Special - Lana Drama, Shia's Arrest, Oldman's Foot-In-Mouth

Lana Del Rey Scores First Billboard 200 Number One With 'Ultraviolence'


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Lana Del Rey has managed to land her first album to top the Billboard 200 with her new release, Ultraviolence. The follow-up to 2012's well-received Born To Die, the album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan, via Billboard.

The figure represents her best sales week yet and also the largest sales week for a female artist since the week ending Dec. 29, 2013, when Beyonce's self-titled a surprise release shifted 310,000 copies in its third week in the charts.

Although Born To Die was a commercial and critical success that put Del Rey firmly on the pop map, the highest position it could manage in the chart was second with 77,000 sold in its first week ending 5th February 2012. However, the album has since proven its longevity by surpassing one million sales as of February this year.

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Lana Del Rey's Longtime Boyfriend, Barrie James O'Neill, Denies Split


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On Tuesday (June 24th) Lana Del Rey seemed to have confirmed that she is now a single woman.

The 28 year-old singer confessed to have separated from Barrie James O'Neill, whom she dated for three years, when speaking in an interview with Switzerland's 20 Minuten newspaper.

Lana called time on their turbulent romance because she apparently wants time apart to feel ''free''.

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Reviews: Lana Del Rey, The Concept, Hits Her Stride With "Ultraviolence"


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Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album (post-transformation, that is), Ultraviolence, is finally out after some questionable promotional tactics. The album is now up for the top spot in the iTunes chart and LDR has her work cut out for her in competing with Sam Smith’s debut record In The Lonely Hour.

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Lana Del Rey returns as a perfectly crafted drama queen in Ultraviolence.

Besides her competition, Del Rey is up against some unfortunate odds; her previous album, Born to Die, was panned by just about every critic in the Western Hemisphere and a good chunk of the hipster crowd.

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Lana Del Rey's Ultra Worrying "Ultraviolence" Interview Raises Eyebrows And Questions


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To some, the life of a pop star on the rise might seem like the dream – Lana Del Rey is not one of those people. The singer, best known for her song Video Games, as well Young and Beautiful, off the soundtrack to last year’s The Great Gatsby adaptation, is just about to release her sophomore studio effort, Ultraviolence. Before we go any further into the story, this is probably a good time to insert a massive trigger warning for mentions of suicidal thoughts and depression.

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Lana Del Rey revealed a much darker side of her life and personality in a recent interview.

She is currently doing a the press rounds, as you do, but her depressing Guardian interview borders on disturbing.

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Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey mobbed by fans as she signs autographs when arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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So, Where Are Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Getting Married? What We Know So Far


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Not very much actually. We’re vaguely aware Kanye West will be marrying Kim Kardashian sometime this month but that’s about as far as it goes. The rumour mill has been working overtime meaning the event is clouded in an air of secrecy, quite an impressive feat for a family who broadcast their lives on national television!

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Kimye are not releasing any details of the wedding.

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"Ultraviolence" Cover Revealed. Yep, That's Definitely Lana Del Rey


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Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album hasn’t really matched the buzz of her debut record so far. Things might be about to change, however, with the reveal of the cover art for Ultraviolence. Along with the cover – a black and white shot of the singer looking as pouty as we remember – the album release date was announced for June 16.

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Lana Del Rey And Foster The People Headline Sweetlife 2014 This Weekend!


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Billed as 'a music and food festival', Sweetlife 2014 is set to offer the best of both with their single day event this weekend (May 10th 2014) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

With the grand setting of masses of surrounding forestland, Sweetlife has developed into a much-loved annual party since its inception in 2010 when it was simply a small event held outside the Sweetgreen food destination in Dupont, Washington DC. And yet, it has maintained its solid ethics of green living and healthy eating, enforcing this with offers of local produce and green set-ups such as solar powered stages, composting waste disposal and recycling units. To make it even better, all proceeds from the event go to a very worthy charitable cause!

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Sweetlife Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Feat Foster The People, Lana Del Rey Plus Many More

Posted on 17 February 2014

Sweetlife Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Feat Foster The People, Lana Del Rey Plus Many More

Lana Del Ray Secretly Engaged To Boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill


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Lana Del Ray has managed to accomplish nearly the impossible.

The 27 year-old has kept a huge aspect of her private life secret from the press.

Lana and her boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill have been secretly engaged since last summer according to Us Weekly

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Lana Del Rey and boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill - The 2013 Brit Awards (Brits) held at the O2 arena - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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A Week In Movies: Stiller And Williams Film In Rainy London, While Trailers Debut For Brosnan, Owen, Rio And Maleficent


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In the lull between big awards shows, media attention turns to Super Bowl halftime performances and adverts, while award-nominated actors and filmmakers travel around the world to squeeze in their next projects before Bafta and Oscar nights. Judi Dench is in India filming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 with the reunited cast from the original. Chiewtel Ejiofor is in New Zealand filming something top-secret. Cate Blanchett is taking a well-deserved holiday. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller and Robin Williams have been snapped on the streets of rain-swept London filming scenes for Night at the Museum 3. We braved the British weather to snap the filming in action.

We got our first glimpse of the comedy-drama A Long Way Down this week, with a new trailer that plays up the film's black humour and warm emotion. Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots play four people who meet as they're planning to end it all by leaping from a London skyscraper. In the media circus that follows, they make a pact to live for at least one more month. It looks funny and rather sweet, with the terrific cast on great form. It's out in March. Watch 'A Long Way Down' Trailer here.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Stiller And Williams Film In Rainy London, While Trailers Debut For Brosnan, Owen, Rio And Maleficent

Lana Del Rey - Lana Del Rey stars with male model Shaun Ross in Tropical, a 30-minute short film co-produced by Del Rey and Rick Rubin. The Video Games singer recently alerted fans to the forthcoming project on Twitter, writing, ''Premiere dates coming soon, Lot's of Love, Lana Del Rey''. She also tweeted an image to accompany the release, which reads, ''A tale of redemption told to the music of Body Electric, Gods and Monsters and Bel Air''. The film was directed by Anthony Mandler, who also directed her video for 'Ride'. - United States - Friday 22nd November 2013

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Jaime King and Lana Del Rey - Pregnant Jamie King was spotted leaving Coffee Bean with friend Lana Del Rey while holding hands. Lana walked Jamie to her car and went on thier seperate ways. - Hollywood, CA, United States - Friday 23rd August 2013

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Shazam: Top 10 Hits Of The Summer Predicted

Posted on 04 June 2013

Shazam: Top 10 Hits Of The Summer Predicted

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Wowzers! Beyonce Sizzles In H&M Summer Campaign Snaps (Pictures)


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Summer is almost upon us, and Beyonce is making sure we all know it. The R&B superstar recently signed up to be the face of high-street store H&M and the brand has released the first images from Bey's new summer campaign. The singer models an array of bikinis and beachwear, which will no doubt fly off the shelves following its release in May.

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Beyonce, who launches her Mrs Carter tour in Serbia this week, appears to be the perfect match for the Swedish retailer. "What makes these [H&M] pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input into the design, and they are full of her own personal style," Ann-Sofie Johansson, head of design at H&M, told The Telegraph. The print shows were shot by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, while an upcoming commercial was helmed by Jonas Akerlunda and features a brand new Beyonce track "Standing on the Sun." 

Continue reading: Wowzers! Beyonce Sizzles In H&M Summer Campaign Snaps (Pictures)

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Lana Del Rey - Lana del Rey leaves Anfield Stadium wearing a Liverpool F.C. scarf after watching them defeat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in the Barclays Premier League - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th March 2013

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Lana Del Rey - The 2013 Brit Awards at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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Jaime King; Lana Del Rey The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Featuring: Jaime King, Lana Del Rey Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 14 Jan 2013

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Lana Del Rey Announces 2013 Uk Tour Dates

Posted on 01 November 2012

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Mumford & Sons ITunes Set Attracts The Stars


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When Mumford & Sons performed at the iTunes Festival, they probably didn't expect some of the U.K's biggest stars to attend, but that's exactly what happened according to The Sun.

Adele, Chris Martin, Simon Pegg and Emma Watson were all in attendance as the folk-pop quartet bashed out tunes from their latest album, Babel. Company indeed! "We've been all around and now we're home, it feels so good," said Frontman Marcus Mumford. "This is our album launch party, celebrate with us." The band have been touring for years now, and experienced some tough times in some of the far corners of the earth, so they'll be glad to be playing in front of home crowds again. A review of their Roundhouse gig in The Telegraph says: "The show's highlights were when the band loosened their grip on the anthemic jugular. A shimmering Timshel was played unplugged, and the band displayed an enviable mastery of the crowd, who fell deathly silent." Their new album, Babel, which the band describes as "an advert for our live shows" has received mixed reviews, to put it lightly. The Guardian gave their follow up to the incredibly popular debut album, Sign No More, 2 stars. But over in America, where the band is making significant inroads, The Huffington Post described it as "a joy".

The iTunes festival represents 30 days of free music in London, with fans vying for tickets on a competition basis. Acts include One Direction, Lana Del Ray and Plan B.

Will ‘Ride’ Change Our Minds About Lana Del Rey?


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Lana Del Rey’s latest single ‘Ride,’ has made its way online. The track is taken from the ‘deluxe’ edition of her debut album, ‘Born To Die.’ Never one to be deterred by constant criticism, Lana is pushing her album once more and this time, there are eight new tracks for fans to listen to. Since she hit the big time with her track ‘Video Games’ late last year, Lana Del Rey has divided opinion across the globe. Whilst many are in awe of her David Lynch-esque imagery and dusky vocals, others have lashed out at her awkward live performances and dismissed the hype surrounding her as unfounded.

Just a few lines in and ‘Ride’ contains some trademark Lana Del Rey lyrics. Think what you like about her; the fact that she even has a ‘trademark’ so early into her career is probably a sign that we haven’t seen the last of her just yet. ‘Born To Die’ – The Paradise Edition will be released on November 23, 2012. The original track-listing remains intact but eight bonus tracks will be added to the CD and vinyl versions of the album. A special box set will also include a remix album and DVD, according to Billboard.com

As for the song itself, ‘Ride’ – which was written by Lana Del Rey and Justin Parker and produced by Rick Rubin – feels more accomplished than some of her previous efforts and makes the most of her voice, rather than showing up its flaws. All that doe-eyed “you can be my full-time daddy / baby” shtick is going to start getting a little tired pretty soon, though, we reckon.


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Lana Del Rey signs autographs and takes pictures with fans as she arrives at the H&M concert in New York City. She begins talking to her friends who are outside with the fans and starts to get upset that she is still being filmed. 'Put it down now because I'm talking to my friends', she says before forcibly pushing one camera away with her hand which upsets the photographer who worries that she may have broken his filming equipment. She poses for press photos later and is seen briefly chatting to two official looking men nearby before she leaves through a private door.

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One Direction almost caused a riot at the iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse on Thursday evening (September 20, 2012) just by, err, being there. The Press Association reports how fans “squealed and cried” as the boy-band took time out from their set to answer ‘Twitter questions’. Some of their answers were inaudible due to the high pitched din that enveloped the historic venue.

The question-and-answer session was an intriguing affair; for example, we found out that Zayn things Harry is sexy, and that Liam thinks Niall is cute. Oh wait, and Louis thinks Zayn is kind! Anyway, after that, the audience were treated to a blistering set from the group, who performed some of their biggest hits – You Don’t Know You’re Beautful, One Thing and Moments – as well as some of the tracks they performed while on The X Factor. Their cover of Kings Of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ went down a storm, as did The Zutons’ ‘Valerie’ and The Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’. It’s safe to say One Direction have been one of Simon Cowell’s biggest success stories, topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and selling out huge venues with ease. Addressing the band’s storming success across the pond, Louis (who said Zayn was nice, remember!), told fans, “We have spent time outside of the UK and it is incredible to be back in London.”

The iTunes Festival continues throughout the month with Muse, Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey set to perform, though Contactmusic.com recommends checking out Willie Mason (24th) and Hot Chip (29th).


Rihanna Leads The Charge With Six Nominations At The Mtv Ema 2012 Awards


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It's the MTV Awards 2012 season and, with the VMA 2012 winners have recently been announced, attention is now turning to another continent and the MTV Europe Music Awards. The nominations have been announced for the event that's taking place in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11th, and it looks like it's going to be 24 year-old pop star Rihanna who is going to be the one to beat.
RiRi is up for six nominations; Best Female, Best Pop, Best Look, Best Video, Best Song and Biggest Fans. She's pretty much out of the running already in the latter, with a fan-vote seeing rivals One Direction and Justin Bieber skyrocketing ahead of the competition. As for the rest though she stands every chance, although she'll have to do battle with Taylor Swift in the first three of those categories; the country star is up for two additional nominations too in Best Live and Best World Stage.
Behind the two female stars, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are up for four categories, whilst a host of stars are up for three, including Lady GaGa, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fun. A few wins for Rihanna will certainly put an upward swing on a turbulent year for the pop star who has found herself mired back in controversy after forgiving a seemingly unrepentant ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after his physical assault on her three years ago.

Rihanna Leads MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations With 6


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Rihanna has received 6 nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards; more than any other act, reports The Telegraph. Muse, Coldplay and One Direction also pick up nominations.

The 24-year Barbadian star has been shortlisted for the awards for best song, best video, best female, best pop, biggest fans, and best look. Both ‘best song’ and ‘best video’ were for the same song, ‘We Found Love’ and ‘best look’ is a brand new category. She is up against Taylor Swift in the female, pop and look sections, whilst Swift was also nominated for best live and best world stage act. Other acts to be recognised, or at least they hope so, are Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, all of which garnered three nominations each. Lady GaGa dominated last year's awards - held in Belfast - coming away with four awards and performing ‘Marry the Night’. This year she is also nominated for three categories.

Given the name of the awards, one would be forgiven for thinking that European acts are the most prominent, but it’s the Americans that continue to dominate year after year, and despite being held in Germany this year, that trend is set to continue. Great Britain represents the biggest European contingent with Muse Coldplay, Rita Ora, One Direction, Florence and the Machine, and M.I.A all hopeful to take home an award come November 11, 2012.

Video - Lana Del Rey Smiles At Photographers While Out Shopping


Rising star Lana Del Rey smiles rather shyly for the cameras as she is approached by photographers during a recent shopping trip in West Hollywood.

The New York born pop-star rose to popularity in January this year (2012) with her album 'Born To Die' that earned multi-platinum certifications and topped the charts in many countries across the world. She was first discovered and signed by Stranger Records who were impressed with some of her tracks on her YouTube channel. Soon after, she released single 'Video Games' which reached number one in Germany

Lana Del Rey, Born To Die Album Review


As hyped next big things go, it's fair to say that Lana Del Rey has courted more global attention since GaGa made meat a fashion accessory rather than carnivorous delicacy. The 25-year-old New York based songstress christened Elizabeth Grant at birth somehow managed to polarise opinion before many of those commentators had heard a single note of her music. Although judging by the way 'Video Games' found itself being the most blogged song on the Internet last year it would have been more difficult to avoid her. Controversially derided over her marketing, image, alleged silicone enhancements and even the fact a former British reality television contestant had co-written one of the songs on her record, the days of media hype being enough to justify the means to an end are long gone. And we haven't even mentioned the questionable live television performances or cancelled shows.

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Lana Del Rey

Date of birth

21st June, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.69




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