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Who's that sinister singer in the 'Maleficent' TV ads? Lana Del Rey's 'Once Upon a Dream''

Angelina as Maleficent looks good; Lana Del Rey singing 'Once Upon a Dream' sounds even better.

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Angelina as Maleficent looks good; Lana Del Rey singing 'Once Upon a Dream' sounds even better.

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January

"Creeping Beauty," anyone? We won’t know until May 30 whether Disney’s Maleficent (starring the dramatically cheekboned Angelina Jolie as the titular witch) is any good. But Lana Del Rey’s cover of Princess Aurora anthem Once Upon a Dream, heard in the TV ad that premiered during Sunday's Grammys, is flat-out mesmerizing, and creepy, and gorgeously eerie -- just like the prodigiously gifted singer-songwriter herself. The offbeat Del Rey, best known for smash Summertime Sadness, is expected to release a new album later this year. For now, here's a snippet of her unlikely, but excellent, collabo with the Mouse House.

[Last modified: Monday, January 27, 2014 1:20pm]

    

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