The New Year has already brought big news from one of music’s biggest names – Lady Gaga.
The pop superstar has announced the release dates for her new album, “Born This Way,” which will drop on May 23. Gaga revealed it will be preceded by the album’s self-titled first single, which will hit on February 13.
“THE SONG 2 3 11 THE RECORD 5 23 11,” Gaga posted on her Twitter page at the stroke of midnight on the East Coast on New Year’s Eve.
Her post was accompanied by a photo of a half-nude Gaga wearing a jean jacket with “Born This Way” emblazoned on the back.
The announcement fulfilled the singer’s previous promise of big news to be revealed as the clock ran out on 2010.
“Merry Christmas little monsters! I love you with all my heart. My gift to you is a BORN THIS WAY announcement Midnight on NEW YEARS EVE. –MM,” she Tweeted on Christmas Day.
Prior to the big news, Gaga posted several messages containing lyrics from her forthcoming release.
“Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set. I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way,” she wrote in one Tweet.
“I’m beautiful in my way, ‘cause God makes no mistakes, I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way,” she said in another.
Gaga’s new album will certainly have lofty expectations on the heels of her 2010 release, “The Fame Monster,” which was the best-selling album of the year worldwide, having sold nearly 6 million copies.