Singers Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith score top debuts on Billboard 200

June 25, 2014 8:21 PM

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Singers Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith score top debuts on Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Lana Del Rey scored her first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while British newcomer Sam Smith landed at No. 2 with his debut record.

Del Rey's "Ultraviolence," her second full-length studio album which includes the single "West Coast," sold 182,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Her previous album, 2012's "Born To Die," sold 76,000 copies in its first week and peaked at No. 2 on the album c...

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