Lady Gaga rush releases ‘Applause’ due to internet leaks

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Lady Gaga has rush-released her comeback single ‘Applause’ to radio after alleged hacking and leaks. The popstar announced the news on Twitter, declaring a “pop emergency”. The single’s official release date was 19th August 2013.

“A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911,” said Gaga.

“911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES. HERE IS A PHOTO TO ACCOMPANY THIS EMERGENCY.” (see right)

She added: “DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS…WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY…MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD.

“MY NEW SINGLE ‘APPLAUSE’ IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.

“POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.”

You can listen to the single here.

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I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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