Listen: Lady Gaga releases new single "Applause" after hackers leak song

Listen: Lady Gaga releases new single

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 6: Lady Gaga performs as part of Lollapalooza 2010 at Grant Park on August 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 8:37 AM

Lady Gaga officially released her new single, "Applause," on Monday, after the track leaked over the weekend.

The song wasn't expected out until Aug. 19, but Gaga issued a "pop music emergency," taking matters into her own hands by releasing it herself on Monday.

She tweeted: "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."

Prior to Monday's release, Gaga had posted a series of tweets, blasting "hackers" and "critics" after her song leaked, one of which noted: "Dont focus on ANY blogger criticism. I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist bloggers are not critics."

Gaga wasn't the only music artist who saw her song leak over the weekend; Katy Perry's new track, "Roar," also surfaced.

Gaga will perform "Applause" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.  The song will appear on "ARTPOP," which will arrive on Nov. 11.

  

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