Lady Gaga, possibly the most Internet-savvy superstar out there, premiered her new single, "Applause" a week early to combat the shitty, low quality snippets that surfaced over the weekend. This follows the leak of "Burqa/Aura" last week. Listen to the single in its entirety below:
LISTEN: LADY GAGA'S "BURQA / AURA" LEAKS
"Applause" is the first single from Lady Gaga's much anticipated new album, ARTPOP, which is slated to have an elaborate release on November 11. Before then, Gaga will share the music video for "Applause" on August 19, then blow up the MTV VMA stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on August 25. In September, she will play a night of the month-long iTunes Festival in London - her budget for the performance is roughly $760,000, so I guess only then will we know what three-quarters of a million dollars looks like on stage.