Gaga teased the cover's impending arrival at midnight on and leaked the image at 1 a.m. ET Saturday (Apr. 16). The striking image combines Gaga's body with that of a motorcycle: the pop star's arms take hold of the vehicle's front wheel and Gaga's head sits at the top of the bike, with her red lipstick the black-and-white image's only dash of color.
The early arrival of Gaga's "Judas" single, meanwhile, will likely result in a diva battle for No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week. Until Friday morning, Rihanna was poised to earn her 10th No. 1 with "S&M," but Gaga has now found herself in the fight to top the chart. Billboard projects that "Judas" would have to sell north of 350,000 -- close to 400,000 -- with less than two and-a-half days of sales in the week, in order to possibly debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
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