Lady Gaga made the difficult decision to delay the release of her highly anticipated sixth album Chromatica
amidst the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, deciding that now was not the time for a high energy dance album. Originally slated for an April 10 debut, Gaga has spoken about the theme and feel
but had yet to reveal the track listing or whether there were any featured artists. That changed this week when US retailer Target accidentally leaked an image of the album, revealing some big name artists, including Ariana Grande, Blackpink and Elton John. Consider us officially shook.The early release of the track list is a happy accident for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Gaga’s newest album. Chromatica
was added and quickly removed from Target’s website
this week, but eagle-eyed Little Monsters acted fast and grabbed the info from the site, sharing share it on Twitter. Going with the ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ mentality, Gaga decided to make the announcement official on her social media. There’s nothing like a deadly virus to help keep things in perspective. A track list leaking early? No biggie.
[video_embed id='1942610']RELATED: These stars put on an unforgettable performance during One World: Together at Home[/video_embed]Although we only have the Chromatica lead single “Stupid Love” to keep us dancing through our tears, the newly released track listing has fans dreaming of future bops to come, including three “Chromatica” songs. The new album has Gaga teaming up with K-Pop group Blackpink, marking the group’s second major English-language duet after working with Dua Lipa on 2018’s “Kiss And Make Up.” Not that Gaga needs any help, but K-Pop fans are going to get this album to Gold status in days.Gaga also hit the studio with her longtime friend Elton John. The pair first performed together at the 2010 Grammy Awards and have gone on to praise one another frequently on stage and in interviews. Gaga is godmother to John’s two sons and performed his classic track “Your Song” for the British singer’s 2018 album Revamp.The new album will also feature a duet with longtime Gaga fan Ariana Grande, who tweeted her excitement over her inclusion in the album.
As noted by an Ariana Grande fan account, the popstars’ love for Mother Monster goes back years and even includes an ode to her early look.
In March, Gaga announced her decision to delay the release of Chromatica
. “This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic,” wrote Gaga in a lengthy Instagram post
. “Instead I prefer we spend time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.”Gaga has made good on her promise to help find solutions. On April 20, the singer helped organize the One World: Together At Home
charity show. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert and featuring performances from Lady Gaga, as well as Celine Dion, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and more, the event helped to raise more than $35 million for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
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