September 15, 2016


Lady Gaga Announces 'Joanne' Album & Release Date

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(Update, 9/15 at 3:45pm): Lady Gaga released the artfully subdued cover of her upcoming Joanne album. Check it out below:

(Original Story, 9/15 at 12:45pm): Lady Gaga has announced her new album's title and release date.

Joanne will be the singer's fourth full-length album, her first after her 2013 release Artpop, and will be released on Oct. 21. Gaga announced the title and release date during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Thursday.

Fans know that Joanne is the name of Lady Gaga's late aunt, and it is also the star's middle name.

Joanne is previewed by lead single "Perfect Illusion" and will feature heavy involvement from "Uptown Funk!" producer Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the single. 

Watch Gaga reflect on Artpop, the state of the music business and being compared to Katy Perry at a classic interview from SXSW below: