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Lana Del Rey easily scores her best debut on Billboard Hot 100 with 'West Coast'

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Indie pop singer Lana Del Rey made a big splash on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with her newest single "West Coast." She easily scores her best debut week on the chart with the stirring rock ballad coming in at no. 17, Billboard reported on Wednesday (April 23).

"West Coast" is the first single from Del Rey's upcoming album "Ultraviolence." She fittingly premiered the track on April 13 during the Coachella music festival in Calif. and released it to digital retailers the following day. "West Coast" moved 110,000 downloads and was streamed 2.7 million times in its first week out.

Mostly relying on sales, the single debuts this week on Billboard's Hot 100 at no. 17, her best opening week on the chart yet. This is Del Rey's first major single to be released in the U.S. since she scored an unexpected hit last year with Cedric Gervais' remix of "Summertime Sadness."

Prior to "West Coast," Del Rey's best first week on Billboard's Hot 100 chart came last year with the "Summertime Sadness" remix, which debuted at no. 72. She easily tops that chart feat with the top 20 entry of her latest single. In terms of peak positions on the Hot 100, "West Coast" is already Lana's second highest charting song.

Only Cedric Gervais' remix of "Summertime" peaked higher when it hit no. 6 on the chart. "West Coast" is Del Rey's fourth entry on the Hot 100 following "Video Games" (no. 91 peak), "Young and Beautiful" (no. 22 peak) and "Summertime Sadness."

Del Rey released her major label debut album "Born to Die" in January 2012 and it peaked at no. 2 on Billboard's albums chart. The album was certified platinum last month for selling over one million copies in the U.S. She is currently on tour in the states with "West Coast" as a recent addition to her setlist. "Ultraviolence" is set to drop later this year.


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