Lana Del Rey is featured in the new ‘Maleficent’ trailer

Lana Del Rey "Once Upon a Dream"

Another Maleficent trailer? Don't mind if I do! I know I posted a trailer for the movie a week ago, but we're going to post another one for two reasons: First, my boyfriend saw this and completely flipped his lid over how good it looked, and second it offers me a chance to talk about Lana Del Rey. All right Lana. We get it: You're into that whole ironic Americana thing that all the hipsters love, and I think that's just terrific. "Video Games" MORE

Lana Del Rey finally unveils her masterpiece, TROPICO

Lana Del Rey TROPICO

I've been patiently waiting for Lana Del Rey to release her short film, TROPICO, ever since she started talking about it on Twitter this summer. This past week Lana finally unveiled TROPICO (directed by Anthony Mandler who directed her "Ride" music video), and it's truly a cinematic masterpiece, totally worth the overly long wait. It marks the last chapter of her flawless Born To Die campaign and highlights three songs, "Body Electric," "Gods & MORE

Lana Del Rey has standards

Lana Del Rey

It's been a week or two since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got engaged, and while they'd like to pretend they're living private lives now instead of, say, going on Twitter to talk about how much they enjoy sexing each other's genitals, they're still pumping out stories about their big publicity engagement. Like this one from RadarOnline about how Lana Del Rey refused to play at their engagement, because apparently even she has MORE

Lana Del Rey’s TROPICO is coming soon!

Lana Del Rey TROPICO

Chanteuse Lana Del Rey is gearing up for TROPICO, a 30-minute short film directed by Anthony Mandler (who also directed her masterful "Ride" music video), starring Lana of course. It's 'a tale of redemption' set to her tracks "Body Electric," "Gods & Monsters," and "Bel Air," all off the Paradise edition of her incredible Born To Die album. This past Friday evening she posted the above haunting black and white image on Twitter of her holding a MORE

Lana Del Rey thinks Lady Gaga is “So Legit”

Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey

Did you know Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga knew each other years ago? Yeah, I know right? Totally didn't see that one coming. Apparently, they were both in the New York music scene years ago before they hit it big, and now that they're both huge pop stars, I guess they hate each other? Lana was apparently so peeved with Gaga that she even penned an unreleased song about her called "So Legit" (believed to be recorded back in 2009, the lyrics and MORE

Video: Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”

Lana Del Rey "Young and Beautiful"

Director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby opens today, and despite some mixed reviews, it at least looks like a fun movie. It's got flashy colors, extravagant sets in 3D and a killer soundtrack. Speaking of, here's the latest single from Gatsby's soundtrack, chanteuse Lana Del Rey's haunting track "Young and Beautiful." It's a really great number and, as far as I can tell, this is an original song which means Lana could potentially line herself up MORE

Lana Del Rey covers Leonard Cohen

Lana Del Rey

So apparently this weekend is Easter, which threw me for a loop because ... well, isn't that usually in April? And we're in March? This is global warming's fault, isn't it? Either way, tomorrow is Good Friday, so we're taking the long weekend off. In the meantime, here's Lana Del Rey's new music video for her cover of Leonard Cohen's 1974 song "Chelsea Hotel #2." Happy egg-pooping bunny day! MORE

PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2012!

Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart

Without any intro or further ado, I finally present to you my top ten favorite albums of 2012! Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart It certainly hasn't been a secret that Marina and the Diamonds would once again land on the top of my list. Her stunning debut album, The Family Jewels, topped my list back in 2010. Although I probably still prefer Jewels over Electra Heart, her sophomore effort comes in right behind it! Every track on the MORE

Taylor Swift is taking notes on Lana Del Rey

Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey

Big surprise, right? 23-year-old chanteuse Taylor Swift is taking a page out of indie star Lana Del Rey’s book with her new music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble," she’s going as far as even using the same director, Anthony Mandler. Accordingly the video is eerily reminiscent of Rey’s latest creation, "Ride." Though both seem to be on the rise and progressing fabulously with their careers, to hold onto that niche market, clearly Swift is MORE

Video: Lana Del Rey’s “Bel Air”

Lana Del Rey "Bel Air"

Is it weird that I just assumed this song was about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? It is? Great. Anyway, here's the brand-new music video for Lana Del Rey's "Bel Air," the closing track off the upcoming Paradise Edition of her incredible debut album Born To Die due out November 13th via Interscope. The video contains no traces of Bel Air, or any rapper-cum-actors being forced to live with his grouchy uncle after getting into a street fight, but MORE

Masterpiece: Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” video

Lana Del Rey "Ride"

I'm usually against these long music videos / mini-movies but Lana Del Rey keeps on knocking them out of the park, first with "National Anthem," (EPIC) and now with "Ride!" Clocking in at ten minutes, this is for sure one of her best videos to date (her voiceover gives me chills), she looks amazing and I happen to think it's a masterpiece, although I'm sure many would disagree, she's such a polarizer! The track is off Lana's upcoming re-release MORE

Listen: Lana Del Rey’s “Ride”

Lana Del Rey "Ride"

Following the release of all the Lana Del Rey news last week, she officially released her single "Ride" on YouTube, listen for yourself below. After listening to it a few times since then, I have formed a few unfinished thoughts. In Lana fashion it's very melancholic. Her vocals are extraordinary. She's more raspy than she's ever been. That hoarse drawl sounds so weathered and sore. It's a very convincing sadness a lot of people can connect to. MORE

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die: The Paradise Edition’

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die: The Paradise Edition

(Don't miss this review of Lana's new track "Ride") So much Lana Del Rey news! As a devoted fan, I'm finding it more and more difficult to keep up with her. It seems every day new songs appear online. Fan-made mixtapes appear then disappear. We all try to make assumptions about these songs. Will this appear on the reissue of Born to Die or is this from her Lizzy Grant days? It has become increasingly challenging to construct a Lana timeline. MORE

Four new Lana Del Rey tracks leaked!

Lana Del Rey

If you haven't already picked up Lana Del Rey's debut album Born To Die yet, good news! Lana is releasing a deluxe edition of the album, with four new tracks which just leaked onto the web. Give them a listen and if you like them, you can buy them in the fall when they come out. MORE