|Studio album by Lady Gaga|
|Released||October 21, 2016|
|Producer||Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson, RedOne|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
Background and development Edit
Gaga's third studio album ARTPOP was released in November 2013 to mixed reviews. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold 2.5 million copies as of July 2014. Gaga embarked on the accompanying ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour several months later, building upon concepts from her ArtRave promotional event. Gaga had also mentioned the possibility of releasing a second volume of Artpop, consisting of the more "experimental material", which never materialized. During the Artpop era Gaga split from longtime manager Troy Carter over "creative differences", and by June 2014, she and new manager Bobby Campbell joined Artist Nation, the artist management division of Live Nation Entertainment.
The ambivalent reception towards Artpop led Gaga's management to overhaul an image change for the singer. Along with a more subdued appearance in media, Gaga emphasized on her vocal prowess, and was critically lauded for her tribute performance to The Sound of Music at the 87th Academy Awards, singing a medley of songs from the film. She also collaborated with American jazz singer Tony Bennett on their jazz album, Cheek to Cheek, released in September 2014 to generally favorable reviews. Cheek to Cheek debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming Gaga's third consecutive number-one record in the United States, and went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Alongside her official album release and performances, Gaga was also involved in other endeavors. The singer collaborated with Chic front man Nile Rodgers on a remake of the hit Chic single "I Want Your Love" for the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 collection promotional video, directed by Nick Knight. She also released "Til It Happens to You" in September 2015, for the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground. Gaga starred in the fifth season of American Horror Story, subtitled Hotel, which ran from October 2015 to January 2016 and earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. While collecting her award, the singer confirmed that she would be releasing her fifth studio album later in 2016, and was working on the logistics and aspects like the looks she would portray for the record. Throughout the majority of 2015 and 2016, Gaga teased the creative and recording processes of the album on her social media accounts. She was seen collaborating with longtime producer RedOne, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson and Rodgers, among others.