"Joanne" arrives on Oct. 21.
The wait is almost over: Lady Gaga announced on Beats Radio that the name of her new album is Joanne and will be released Oct. 21.
The album title is a tribute to Gaga's aunt Joanne, who was just 19 when she died of lupus in 1974. One of Gaga's middle names is Joanne and her dad, Joe Germanotta, named his New York restaurant Joanne Trattoria after his late sister.
In the Thursday (Sept. 15) interview with Zane Lowe on Beats Radio (listen below), Gaga also announced that she'll be finished with the album in the next 48 hours and that she collaborated with songwriter Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel") on the project.