Lady Gaga Tells The Heartbreaking Story Behind Her New Album's Title



Days after rumors swirled Lady Gaga might be headlining this year's Super Bowl, the pop icon has officially announced the date for her next album and that album's title.

*drum roll done on a drum made of raw meat and diamonds*

Clear your October 21 (and honestly probably the entire week after) because that is when Gaga is set to release Joanne, her fifth album.


The album, which is produced by Mark Ronson, will reportedly feature 11 songs, with another three available on the deluxe version.

Songwriter Hillary Lindsey, who has worked with Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, also reportedly collaborated with Gaga on some of the music for Joanne.


The announcement was made on Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show where Gaga said the album will be done within the next 48 hours, and it won't be exclusive to any distributor. She said,

The news comes days after Gaga released her first single off the album, “Perfect Illusion.”

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Gaga went on to say,


As for the title, Lady Gaga told the heartbreaking story of how she decided to name the album after her aunt who died at the age of 19. She revealed,

Eff. This album hasn't even come out yet and I'm covered in tears.

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