Lady Gaga rang in the New Year with a major announcement for her little monsters: "Born This Way," the highly anticipated follow-up album to her breakthrough debut, "The Fame," will be released on May 23, 2011. The set's title track and first single will premiere on Feb. 13.
Gaga announced the release dates on Twitter by posting a photo of "Born This Way's" cheeky artwork with the caption, "THE SONG 2 13 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11." The provocative image features a pantless (bottomless, really) Gaga facing away from the camera in a suggestive pose, and wearing a jacket with the words "born this way" scrawled on the back. The tattoo on her left thigh, a unicorn with the words "born this way" coiled around its horn, is also visible.