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Yes, Lana Del Rey Will Sing on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Online sensation is set to perform on the show January 14, with host Daniel Radcliffe

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // December 19, 2011

In less time than it took us to bother figuring out how to say Michael Bublé, Lana Del Rey has gone from obscurity to music-critic lightning rod to Nationally Televised Pop Star. The husky-voiced singer-songwriter whose nom de pop is to Lizzy Grant what Lady Gaga was to Stefani Germanotta will put a non-virtual exclamation point on her internet-fueled rise with a performance on Saturday Night Live on January 14. Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe will host.

The announcement follows last week’s release of a video for the title track from Del Rey’s upcoming Interscope debut Born to Die, which sent our senior editor Christopher R. Weingarten into search-engine-optimization mode. You know what they say: There’s no such thing as a bad click!

Here Del Rey is performing her viral hit “Video Games” live on the BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland. Now let’s all act surprised when Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky “comes out of nowhere” next.