"ARTPOP's" lead single arrives one week early due to Internet leaks.
Lady Gaga has released "Applause," her highly anticipated new single, in its entirety following a series of leaked snippets over the weekend. The song, originally set to be released next Monday (Aug. 19), is the first single from Gaga's forthcoming "ARTPOP" album, due out on Nov. 11.
"Put your hands up, make 'em touch!" Gaga declares in dramatic fashion on the uptempo new single, which is built around pulsating synthesizers and morphs into a thrilling dance cut when it circles back to its chorus. The single will be performed live for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Aug. 25.