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  • Lana Del Rey sings “Ride” on the Jools Holland Show in London.

    Lana Del Rey has always been bigger in Europe than the United States, and it showed in London, where she did a guest spot on the Jools Holland show on BBC-2. She sang “Ride” and drew screams from a packed audience.

    The 26-year-old singer has been promoting her new Born to Die Paradise Edition album, which features eight new songs.

    Holland, 54, is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and hosts a sort of musical variety talk show called “Later… with Jools Holland,” It would be the equivalent of Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” with a heavier music emphasis.

    The show has been criticized for its heavy emphasis on R&B at the expense of pop, hip-hop and other music, apparently because of Holland’s own musical taste. But Del Rey’s moody style is right up his alley.

    Her eight song album debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 pop chart, selling 67,000 copies in the first week. Unlike her widely panned debut album, Del Rey chalked up positive reviews from Rolling Stone, which trashed her last effort. It called her latest work “conceptually sharp.

    Even so the album was a commercial success, with a lot of support from overseas. Check out her performance below and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest music updates.