Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated new album “ARTPOP” began streaming in full on iTunes Radio on Monday night (Nov. 4), exactly one week before the full-length hits retailers on Nov. 11. Click here to hear the new album in its entirety.
“US fans can listen to ARTPOP now on ?#iTunesRadio?!” Gaga posted on Twitter on Monday night. A low-quality version of “ARTPOP” had been floating around the Internet since last weekend, when Gaga performed the new track “Dope” at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
Gaga has previewed a handful of tunes from the follow-up to 2011’s “Born This Way” over the past three months, beginning with lead single “Applause,” which has peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart. “Aura,” “Venus,” “Dope,” “Mary Jane Holland,” “Swine” and “Do What U Want” are among the other tracks Gaga has either previously released or performed; the latter track, a duet with R. Kelly, is the album’s second single, and was serviced to Top 40 radio on Monday.
The “ARTPOP” stream quickly follows reports that Gaga and longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together. Carter had worked with Gaga since 2007, before she rose to fame with singles like “Just Dance,” “Pokerface” and “LoveGame.”
“ARTPOP” will be released next week alongside a free app that the pop superstar has described as “a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion and technology.” Later this month, Gaga will perform at the American Music Awards and pull double-duty as the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”