Lady Gaga releases ‘Applause’ early after online leak

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Lady Gaga releases ‘Applause’ early after online leak (1)

Aside from Katy Perry’s “ROAR,” Lady Gaga’s new single “Applause” was also leaked online this weekend, leading the mother monster to release the track early.

Lady Gaga announced Saturday that several snippets of her first single from her upcoming album “ARTPOP” have leaked, with her little army of monsters attacking the hacker through an anti-piracy campaign online. Fans scattered the link to Gaga’s record label Universal Music where people can report any unauthorized distribution of content with the hashtags #TrueMonster #MonstersUnite.

Today, Lady Gaga surprised her fans with an Monday announcement. She tweeted: “A pop music emergency is underway 911 … summon the monster troupes.” She explained: “Due to hackers an abundance of low/high quality leaks … we issue this pop music emergency … monsters spread the word,” adding: “My new single ‘Applause’ is out today and can be heard on United States radio in 15 minutes. International radio to follow.”

“Applause” was originally set to be released on August 19. Lady Gaga’s third album “ARTPOP” will be released on November 11, 2013.

Photos by: Owen Beiny/WENN.com

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