Artpop will never die, not if the little monsters have anything to do with it.
Lady Gaga’s epic 2013 album Artpop is back on the charts and the singer is getting emotional about it. In an effort to get Gaga to release an album of b-sides from Artpop, fans have gotten the album back on the charts all the way at number three on the iTunes chart after Taylor Swift’s re-release of Fearless and DMX’s greatest hits.
Gaga got emotional seeing the love for the album. “The petition to #buyARTPOPoniTunes for a volume II has inspired such a tremendous warmth in my heart,” she tweeted. “Making this album was like heart surgery, I was desperate, in pain, and poured my heart into electronic music that slammed harder than any drug I could find.”
She continued, “I fell apart after I released this album. Thank you for celebrating something that once felt like destruction. We always believed it was ahead of its time. Years later turns out, sometimes, artists know. And so do little monsters. Paws up“
Last week, DJ White Shadow, who produced much of the album, let Gaga know about a growing online petition to have the artist release Artpop Act II. At the time, the petition had 29,000 signatures. White Shadow called Gaga’s fans the “most incredibly loving and rabid fans in the world,” and said that the album was one of the hardest he’s ever worked on. “I have never been so broken as a human being the day when that record was turned in. At times I felt finished with life. This is not an exaggeration.”
Today he posted an update. “You were heard. I talked to LG last night and she shared my incredible joy,” he said on Instagram. “We made a plan to get together after Italy and discuss your wishes. No promises made, but kindness and love are strong as steel.” Gaga is currently in Italy filming House of Gucci.
He continued, saying that “now is not the time to let up. Go harder. Forget the past. Think about the future. Apply positive pressure to the universe and let’s make a diamond.” Now that deserves some applause.
When Artpop originally came out, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In its first year it sold over 2.3 million copies. The first single, “Applause” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, the second single, “Do What You Want” reached number 13. Other songs from the album include “Venus,” “G.U.Y.,” and “Donatella”