Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga has announced that the first single from her long-awaited forthcoming album/app ARTPOP is “Applause”, and has released its single artwork shot by Inez & Vinoodh. “Applause” will be available worldwide beginning August 19th, and is the first single from the pop icon’s highly anticipated fourth studio album/app ARTPOP, which will hit stores around the world on November 11th through Streamline/Interscope Records.
Due to popular audience demand, the pre-order for ARTPOP will also now arrive on August 19th – two weeks earlier than previously announced. Fans who visit iTunes on August 19th will be able to purchase the single “Applause” and pre-order their copy of ARTPOP with just one click. The single will also be available at digital retailers across the globe at the same time, and CD pre-orders will be available at Amazon.com and other select retailers.
Lady Gaga is set to perform “Applause” for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 25th.
ABOUT LADY GAGA
LADY GAGA came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst fifteen nominations, a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Awards of twenty-six nominations and the estimated sale of 24 million albums and 90 million singles worldwide. She has travelled the world on numerous tours including 2008’s The Fame Ball, 2009-2011’s The Monster Ball and 2012-2013’s Born This Way Ball. An HBO television special titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden earned an Emmy Award amongst its five nominations. Her third studio album, Born This Way, broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to the # 1 on release day. In 2013, Time Magazine named her the second most influential person of the decade. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people in social media with over 5 million likes on Facebook and over 39 million followers on Twitter. She is also a global activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, body image issues, and youth empowerment. In 2011, she launched her own Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering youth and creating a kinder and braver world. She also recently built & launched a social network just for her fans, LittleMonsters.com. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.