Lady Gaga announced that her first single from her long-awaited forthcoming album/app ARTPOP is “Applause,” which will be available worldwide beginning August 19th. Along with her announcement, Mother Monster also released the single’s artwork shot by Inez & Vinoodh. Check it out here:
Due to popular audience demand, ARTPOP, both the Album and the App, will also be available for pre-order the same day of the release of “Applause,” which is two whole weeks earlier than previously announced. ARTPOP will hit stores around the world on November 11th through Streamline/Interscope Records.
In promotion of her new album Lady Gaga is set to perform “Applause” for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 25th.
If we have learned anything from watching Lady Gaga since the start of her career in 2008 is that she is always her biggest competitor and looks for ways to stay ahead of herself – that’s right Kanye, you can’t touch this diva.
So in celebration of ARTPOP and the promotional single we bring you Gaga’s 5 most “Applause” worthy moments.
1. In 2010 Lady Gaga went political asking the senate to ban the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law through YouTube, by taking four LGBT former members of the armed-services to that year’s VMAs, and through a public speech at a rally in Portland, Maine in which she said: “I am here today because I would like to propose a new law — a law that sends home the soldier that has the problem. Our new law is called ‘If You Don’t Like It, Go Home…’ It sends home the soldier that fights for some freedoms and some equality, but not for the gays.”
Here is her YouTube clip:
2. In February of 2012 Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta founded the Born This Way Foundation which supports youth and inspires bravery. In order to introduce the foundation Gaga held an event with Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and many others at Harvard University, where she stated the goal of it is to “challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities.”
Here is a short clip of the hour-long event:
3. The meat dress. There are few words to say about this creation besides only Lady Gaga would think of this, no? The whole outfit was created by designer Franc Fernandez who in an interview with MTV said he used 50 lbs. of the meat you use to make a roast. The singer told Ellen DeGeneres that for her the 2010 MVA look signified “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And I am not a piece of meat,” she said on the show.
4. In March of 2010, Lady Gaga became the first artist to top one billion hits online with her “Poker Face” (374,606,128 views), “Bad Romance” (360,020,327) and “Just Dance” (272,941,674) videos. According to online analytics company, Visible Measures – which maintains a list it calls: “The 100 Million Views Club.” – that makes her the “most watched franchise in history,” reported the Huffington Post.
Here is my fave of the three:
5. Mother Monster’s first VMAs were also very memorable, not only did she cover herself in fake blood and fly around the stage on a wire during her performance, she also managed to do the impossible, freak out Eminem. In 2009 the singer won the Moonman for Best New Artists, which was presented to her by the rapper. Gaga accepted the award dressed, literally, hair to toe in red lace. Just look at this picture of the stunned singer.