UPDATE 10:40 p.m. EST: Lady Gaga just posted the official artwork for “Applause” on her Twitter (see above). Women’s Wear Daily‘s cover story has also gone live. The image was taken by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the same duo behind Gaga’s upcoming V Magazine spread.
The announcement was made by Gaga on Twitter Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old superstar also confirmed that “due to public anticipation,” fans can pre-order ARTPOP on Aug. 19 — the same day the album’s first single goes on sale.
Gaga is scheduled to perform “Applause” on stage for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.
A new promo image was also unveiled on Gaga’s Twitter and her website, causing Little Monsters (including yours truly) to jump for joy.
The official artwork for “Applause” will be unveiled later today on Women’s Wear Daily’s website, before hitting newsstands on Monday.
ARTPOP officially drops Nov. 11.