Listen To Lady Gaga’s New Single ‘Applause’ Now

Lady Gaga instates 'POP MUSIC EMERGENCY' after 'Applause' leaks online and releases song a week early.
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(Courtesy of Inez & Vinoodh)

By Shannon Carlin

Lady Gaga‘s new song “Applause” has officially hit the airwaves.

Earlier today (August 12), Lady Gaga called an official “POP MUSIC EMERGENCY” after the song turned up online over the weekend.

The singer took to Twitter to let fans know, this was not a test and that her new ARTPOP single would be released a week ahead of schedule.

Shortly after the tweet, Gaga’s song was out across the radio airwaves and the world got a taste of her electro-heavy new single that yes, does feature a lot of hand clapping.

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On the track she sings, “I live for the applause,” like we didn’t already know, telling everyone “Put your hands up/ Make ‘em touch/ Make it real now.”

Gaga wasn’t the only artist to have a song leak over the weekend. Katy Perry also had the premiere of her song “Roar” spoiled by the Internet.

Mother Monster took to Twitter to share her sympathies with the singer writing, “Wanna grab some shovels and f*** up some hackers?”

She also asked Little Monsters to lay off Perry’s fans, urging them to let this be the year of positive thinking.

Gaga’s Twitter rant also includes some pointed words at the bloggers who decided to post her leaked track.

According to Billboard, Gaga’s fans helped start an anti-piracy campaign by reporting those who posted the leaked track. Gaga even retweeted one of her fans impassioned messages to get the unofficial version off the web.

Lady Gaga originally announced that the single and the video would premiere on August 19, no word yet if this leak will also move up the release of the video.

The singer will perform “Applause” for the very first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, scheduled for Aug. 25 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Below, vote in our Gaga vs. Katy Perry: whose new single is better poll

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