As Predicted, Lana Del Rey Debuts at No. 2


The official numbers are in, and Lana Del Rey's Born to Die is the No. 2 album in the country, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Del Rey sold about 77,000 units in her first week, which is a smidge above the projected numbers but well behind Adele's 122,000 copies of 21. (That brings Adele to 6.3 million albums sold in total, along with her nineteenth non-consecutive week at No. 1. Fear her.) Meanwhile, Del Rey did in fact hit No. 1 in the U.K., so do some quick backlash soul-searching and then relocate as necessary.