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Lady Gaga releases new single earlier than expected

With 'Applause' leaked, singer tweets that she'll release it officially today, Aug 12

Gaga first sounded the alarm with the tweets: “a pop music emergency is underway 911,” and “due to hackers an abundance of low/high quality leaks . . . we issue this pop music emergency . . . monsters spread the word.”

She then declared, “my new single ‘Applause’ is out today and can be heard on United States radio in 15 minutes. International radio to follow.”

The first track of Gaga’s upcoming album, Artpop (coming out in November), “Applause” was to be released Aug 19, but fans will get their fix early, apparently so they can avoid hearing sullied “low/high quality leaks” before the genuine version.   

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