New songs for her new album Artpop (stylized as ARTPOP) were “beginning to flourish” as she worked with producer Fernando Garibay in early 2012. Gaga’s manager,Vincent Herbert, said that Gaga began work on her upcoming album during the Born This Way Ball tour, stating that the material is “insane, great records”. She was also planning to record a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett with whom she had already collaborated.
In December 2012, Gaga announced that Terry Richardson was also working on a documentary about Gaga’s life, the Haus of Gaga and “the creation of Artpop“. In mid-2013 it was announced that the first single from Artpop titled “Applause” would be released on August 19, with pre-orders beginning on the same day, followed by the album’s and the app’s release on November 11, 2013. It was also announced that Gaga will perform the first single on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013.
Due to snippet leaks of “Applause” Gaga released the song 8 days early, declaring a ‘pop emergency’.
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