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Lana Del Rey Collaborates With Smiler For 'Big Spender' Cover

Lana Del Rey

First Posted: 02/21/2012 12:42 pm Updated: 02/21/2012 12:44 pm

Though she was widely panned as the worst musical guest in "Saturday Night Live" history just last month, Lana Del Rey made quite the recovery: She's even the focus of some premature nostalgia this week.

In a "vintage" clip that made its way online, the brooding chanteuse sings along with a British rapper. Two years ago, Del Rey covered the Shirley Bassey tune "Big Spender" for a collaboration with rapper UK rapper Smiler for his track "Spender," off his mixtape All I Know.

Her segue into the rap world isn't the only surprise Del Rey has given listeners in recent weeks. The singer redeemed herself with a simple, sweet performance of "Video Games" on David Letterman, and her debut album Born To Die came in at number two on the Billboard album charts, selling 77,000 copies the first week.

Controversial she is, but Del Rey shows no signs of slowing down. All I Know, complete with Del Rey's tune, will be released on February 27.

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