‘Applause’ Almost Didn’t Make it on ‘ARTPOP’


In today’s installment of Lady Gaga news, we have found out that the song that became “Applause” the first single off her highly anticipated album was almost left off the album.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the pop star revealed that the song almost didn’t make the cut, but thanks to a last-minute listening session with¬†Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine, the song was saved and made the final cut of the album.

Like it had been reported before, Mother Monster had around 70 to 100 songs to choice from when making the final decision on the lucky tracks to end up on ARTPOP.

“‘Applause’ almost didn’t make the album,” Lady Gaga told Seacrest in the interview. “We played ‘Applause’ last and Jimmy looked at me and said, ‘Every record that you played me is better than the one that you played before it, so the last one should be the first single.'”

Of course as we saw, the man behind Gaga’s label got the final say. After being released a week ahead of time because of hackers getting access to the track and leaking it, Gaga’s first new song since 2011’s Born this Way is so far recorded as selling 500,000 copies of the song, only rivaling that of Katy Perry’s new release, “Roar.”

Gaga will be making her return to the stage at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards where she will perform the single. On September 1, she will hit the stage for a full performance at the iTunes Festival for an hour, which Little Monster hope she will also toss in some new tracks to the mix.

ARTPOP on the other hand, isn’t schedule to be released until November 11.

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