Lady Gaga Superfan on What 'Joanne' Means to Him: 'It Was Written With All Her Heart & Soul'

Cover art for Lady Gaga's "Joanne."
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Cover art for Lady Gaga's "Joanne."

It's been almost a week since Lady Gaga dropped her fifth studio album, the country-influenced Joanne, and thanks to its Southern twang and acoustic tone, the newest release has received both high critical praise and remarks bugging Little Monsters everywhere. 

"I think that those who are quite critical of Joanne are only focused on how the album sounds, commercially speaking," Marcelo Bermudez, owner of The Little Monsters Fan Club Facebook page and official website, said in an email to Billboard. "As Gaga has said many times before, she's not a puppet or just a pop star and she will not be put inside a box. ... She's a chameleon, and every album she writes is unique."

Critical acclaim aside, Joanne is set to debut at No.1 on Billboard's 200, making it her fourth consecutive studio album to do so. "Joanne was written with her heart and soul," Morales said. "And while we'd like to see it positioned as No. 1 worldwide, the real point is for us as fans (and for everybody) to enjoy her work; every melody, every word."



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