Del Rey has been a polarizing figure since she exploded on the scene in the fall of 2011. Her sultry persona and pillowy lips seemed made for prime time, but critics derided her as an inauthentic product of the hype machine. Her album Born to Die debuted at No. 2 in the U.S. and spawned several erotically charged videos. And Del Rey's vacuous but much discussed Saturday Night Live performance in January proved that whether you love her or hate her, she continues to fascinate.