Forget the countdown, friends, Lady Gaga dropped her new single, “Applause,” early to get the jump on hackers eager to leak music before it’s officially released. Mother Monster announced today on social media:
A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911 – 911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES
DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS…WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY…MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD
MY NEW SINGLE ’APPLAUSE’ IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 5 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.
POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE
We have to admit, while not the biggest Gaga fans in the entire world (Sorry Little Monsters!) this is one of the best songs we have heard from the singer.
One person who is probably not so happy about the leak however is Katy Perry, whose new single “Roar” was released at midnight and is currently number one worldwide. Guess we will see who is the bigger, and badder, musical diva.