Lady Gaga’s New Album Title Revealed; Aggressive Differentiation In the Offing

Lady Gaga has announced the title of her new album, due out next year: ARTPOP. (Yes, the caps are meant to be left on–and she’s already tattooed the phrase on her body.) After a period of relative career difficulties–a onetime Grammy and Video Music Awards favorite has been starving for critical and chart attention in a very crowded marketplace–the title would seem to make yet more explicit the differences between Gaga and other pop stars. See, when she makes pop music, it’s art. Better yet, it’s “ART.” The musician–nay, artist–will have much to discuss in that Vogue September issue!