Lady Gaga’s third studio album, “ARTPOP,” was released nine years ago, and many fans are commemorating the occasion online. Despite the record’s criticism, many fans supported the pop star during a difficult period in her career; take a look back at the pop star’s experimental album.
The Grammy Award-winning songwriter planned and began working on the album in 2011, right after releasing “Born This Way” on Streamline and Interscope Records.
She continued to work on the project until she went on tour in 2013 and was injured.
The pop star, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, described the album as a “celebration and a poetic musical journey.”
She has collaborated with Zedd, Madeon, and DJ Whiteshadow. On the record, fans will hear mostly EDM and experimental sounds, with hints of R&B, techno, electro-pop, and more.
In an interview with “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” the Oscar-winning singer revealed that she worked tirelessly on the album while on a six-month hiatus due to an injury sustained during the “Born This Way Ball Tour.”
“ARTPOP is a celebration and a poetic musical journey through my friends and I hanging out and enjoying being pop stars.”
Gaga considered calling her album “Popart,” but she questioned the “cultural implication of the words.” She later considered juggling the word and ultimately settled on “ARTPOP” because it has a nice ring.
Lady Gaga considered splitting the record in half by adding a second volume to the first album in 2012.
The following year, she told fans that she still had many songs for the sequel and teased Little Monsters that it might be released after touring.
Many were disappointed, however, because Act II was never completed.
Gaga’s longtime collaborator, DJ White Shadow, teased fans at an “ARTPOP” party in Chicago last year, saying:
“And if I could ever do anything for any of you, including making a second version of this album…”
Despite fans’ expectations, Lady Gaga has yet to publicly announce the release date of her highly anticipated second album for “ARTPOP.”