Much buzzed-about newcomer Lana Del Rey has announced the release date for her debut album. "Born To Die" will hit retailers on January 31, 2012.
The retro fabulous singer, a Lake Placid, N.Y. native whose real name is Lizzy Grant, was signed to major label Interscope Records on the strength of two songs. One of them, the track "Video Games," for which Del Rey created her own video melding retro images of Americana with gritty skate footage, has been viewed nearly 9 million times on YouTube. It also hit the iTunes No. 1 position in nine different countries.
On Friday, Del Rey released audio of the album's moody title track, accompanied by a single setup video which is causing its own share of controversy. In it Del Rey poses topless revealing a profile of her right breast while gazing ever-so-sultrily at the camera.