Overwhelming response to R. Kelly duet prompts Gaga to switch singles at the last minute.
At 12:01 a.m. ET on Oct. 21, Lady Gaga released "Do What U Want," a midtempo R&B duet with R. Kelly that was set to appear as a non-single album track on her upcoming "ARTPOP," to iTunes. Less than 40 hours later, at 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 23, the song was officially declared the album's second single, replacing the previously announced dance-pop track "Venus," which was set to arrive Oct. 27. Now, this week, "Do What U Want" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 12, thanks partly to sales of 156,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.