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Lady Gaga Rush Releases Second Single After "Applause" Flops

If you're in the mood for even more new music from Lady Gaga, your wish might be Universal Music Group's command. 

Music websites are reporting that since "Applause" has apparently struggled to gain a standing O from fans on music charts around the world, Gaga's parent record label (UMG owns Interscope) is apparently ready to rush-release a second ARTPOP single ahead of schedule. The new song "Swine" will likely see the light of day in early September, according to reports. 

Noise11 reports:

In Australia, ‘Applause’ has already fallen out of the Top 10 of the iTunes chart to number 15 after just one week on sale. In the USA, ‘Applause’ is down to no. 7 and in the UK it has fallen to no. 10.

The lack of interest has become a major issue for Universal Music, Lady Gaga’s record label. Universal will rush-release a second single ‘Swine’ within two weeks to hopefully reignite some interest in Gaga.

It gets worse. Lady Gaga’s YouTube views for ‘Applause’ have been questioned after her fanbase was encouraged to hit refresh to inflate the figures. Incentives were also given to fans who were encouraged to buy multiple copies of the song to win a prize in an effort to upstage ‘Roar’, the new song by Katy Perry.

What do you think? Is "Applause" failing to resonate?

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Gone are the days when Gaga was named the final heir to the throne of Queen of Pop Today, the press and the critics take their statements with suspicion which exaggerates its music and its importance in the art world, while Twitter and Facebook begs his Little Monsters to buy multiple copies of their albums and singles.I have not fallen into that game, for me she is overrated.His talent is of course debatable.

Lady GaGa

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If you're single hits top 10 on iTunes at all it's not a flop people, that's actually still really successful.  if you don't like the music, don't listen to it.  That simple. Stop the hatred, start the music.

Meanwhile. "what the fox"... say. Anyone can get a top 10 hit

I have a feeling Lady Gaga doesn't care about making music fun to listen she just cares about being famous. 

I couldnt agree more. She made so much hype about Applause before its release. Interviews, Tweets, a countdown on Facebook... Well the song comes out and its mediocre. Anyone who bought the single should have every right to feel duked. It clearly wasn't released in the interest of a good listen but rather for promotional purposes. In interviews she quotes "this", "applause/ARTPOP" is music for the fans. Music that they will love. The star who released Just Dance and Bad Romance knows what a good single sounds like. Applause is simply not up to par and to promote it as such is not much less than fraudulence. She's clearly a very talented person so when I say that I believe she can and should have released something better I don't think it's too critical.

It's slightly offensive to be honest. She's sought with every demographic of the people in the world in a questionable ingenuine attempt to connect with them and create a larger fan base. Shes a marketing genius. That i'll give her. It' a necessary skill for a pop star aiming at the top spot but when she turns to social media to invite her fans to help dummy the charts in promotion of her new single I think she crosses a line. It should be no surprise to Gaga that Applause isn't doing as well as expected. It's not that good of song to the fans standards or what many thought hers might have been. 

 Gaga is who she is and she has every right in the world but if leading turns to misleading it's not acceptable. I urge anyone who relates this to consider buying the album.​ The seemingly incessant need to plug for fans, sales, and ratings is getting old. The singel is an over-pormoted and insufficient pop tease to a now questionable album. I've been a huge fan of much of Lady Gagas work but can't help note it all seems less and less sincere (the Interviews, the promotion, and ultimately the music!)  As a consumer in the spirit of good sincere music I won't be buying her new album (unless swayed by something signigicant) I'd urge the same form anyone who relates anyone who realates to any of this.

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i agree

Go Katy!!!

Hi now before I'm hung upside down. I'd like to address the issue is not that GaGa isn't talented she clearly is. 

GAGA,

please stop with the "victim" act, please stop with the "Im an artiste" attitude you have going on these days. Please stop with your twitter rants and asking us to buy multiple copies of the same song for your benefit. I am a college student can barely afford tuition let alone buy multiple copies with receipts just to meet which by the if I had the money I'd totally love to meet you. Please stop with the Madonna, David Bowie, Britney any referenced where people can say " your copying" because I'm sick of having to defend you then end up looking like an obsessed maniac. Please stop making weird songs and get back to making them fun . Please stop being so serious and just dance. Nothing of your sounds scream deep so why not have fun! I want to love you again :( I want to feel like I did when I'd hear Your older songs

I agree 100%!

lady gaga does write her own songs. I own all the cd's and the credits day she either wrote the songs and had co writers, producers, ect or she co wrote it with other artists. thats how it works 99.9% of the time. no one does EVERYTHING because its impossible its to much work for one person to do especially when you have her fame levil. just because you guys don't like her music you assume she is a fraud. She is truly an artist

Lady gaga claimed herself she wrote all her songs.. She didn't! She is a FLOP

LOL Says "Beyonce" who got sued for stealing writing credits.

She doesn't claim to be this amazing artist who writes her own music, create wings that light up as if they didnt exist prior and does all her music. She self promotes herself and falls short every single time. To be frank Beyonce will be around loooong after lady copy and paste

this is bull. there was no pressure to buy multiple songs or to hit replay, the fans decided that themselves because they are dedicated. Yes this song hasn't hit it off the way her past singles have but it is still doing amazing success and the rest of the album will be another one of gagas great works. even if your not a gaga fan you have to admit she is smart, talented and really knows how to mold pop culture and fashion ( think of it she wore pointy nails before anyone else, thorns tooth and it came in style next season, mint and it came in style next season, studs and now grunge is in high fashion, she got bangs and EVERYONE got bangs, she changed what mainstream music was when she released pokerface before that it was more hip hop pop ) she knows that she is doing if you like it or not. listen to her interviews the amount of thought and research that goes into her music and her videos is incredible. I didn't like her that much untill i found out how much of an artist she is. not many celebs write there music, art direct and direct there videos, write there videos, design there clothes and co coreograph there performances. not only that but she stands for something. she is everything 

Gosh you sound really young ..studs has been in for quite sometime. Madonna brought that in first. But Rihanna in her various videos prior to Gaga had studs and spikes so she didnt bring that in. This day in age it's not like the 80-90s where ever girl dressed and acted like Madonna. Gaga is too out there to relate to. I see people dress, hear and more like Britney if anything but I can be wrong. Britney  in my opinion is the Madonna of this  age. Miley from the looks of it will be the following Madonna/Britney

this is bull. there was no pressure to buy multiple songs or to hit replay, the fans decided that themselves because they are dedicated. Yes this song hasn't hit it off the way her past singles have but it is still doing amazing success and the rest of the album will be another one of gagas great works. even if your not a gaga fan you have to admit she is smart, talented and really knows how to mold pop culture and fashion ( think of it she wore pointy nails before anyone else, thorns tooth and it came in style next season, mint and it came in style next season, studs and now grunge is in high fashion, she got bangs and EVERYONE got bangs, she changed what mainstream music was when she released pokerface before that it was more hip hop pop ) she knows that she is doing if you like it or not. listen to her interviews the amount of thought and research that goes into her music and her videos is incredible. I didn't like her that much untill i found out how much of an artist she is. not many celebs write there music, art direct and direct there videos, write there videos, design there clothes and co coreograph there performances. not only that but she stands for something. she is everything 

gurl you stupid the pony tail thing Madonna did First Lady gagas version was a bootleg reductive version. Pony tails in general Britney did in her first video nice try. She asked her fans to play a playlist of her video to get views. She is only doing ok because of those views not because people are buying her second class "Girl Gone Wild" song.  She is a carbon copy of all the true musical greats before her she hasn't molded anything that's a delusion she's made up in her head and her delusional fans 15 and under. Bangs sweety your dumber than I thought Beyonce had bangs in her last videos. Choreograph? You mean holding eachother by the leg and hop on one foot. Check out Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney and Janet for real choreography!! Lady gaga is a one album wonder her videos are nothing to brag so I wouldn't go there. Everything about her from her clothes to her fake accent is all MADONNA and Madonna does it better

Madonna invented ponytail did she? I am sure she also invented microwave and oxygen. And all three of Gaga's albums, has sold more than 7million copies each. How is that a 'one album wonder'? Madonna's latest album MDNA hasn't even sold 2million copies after 1.5year. Her song flopped so hard they pretended it wasn't a real single and started calling it a 'buzz' single. You Madonna fans needs to stop being so delusional, Madonna is a copycat and had countless lawsuit against her for copyright infringement.

Madonna is Queen of pop like MJ is king. For selling a flop album according to Billboard was the highest earning celeb in 2013 don't hate mama appreciate. Gaga is done

Gaga I think still might have it in her still make an album like Fame Monster. Her popularity no doubt is at a decline not because "the people aren't in tune with art". We live in an age where if your song even remotely sounds like another it will be heard

Gaga really just needs to stop focusing on being famous,fashion, her pretentious ways and get back to making a great pop album. Does she have the staying power as her counter parts. The future doesn't look bright for her. She doesn't understand what an audience demands unlike Britney Spears she knows what her fans/audience love and she delivers same for Rihanna and Katy. Gaga is trying to hard to push an envelope that's already been pushed by prior pop tarts. 

So why not just make a great pop album without the speeches, without the bullshit. That's when I think she'll gain a fan like myself and I think I pretty much speak about a lot of people.

I really hope gaga gets back to where she was :( these past two albums weren't fun 

Lady Gaga- the biggest con artist of the 21st Century..

Is a Hitler analogy too inappropriate? :/

Most of this is petty and ridiculous.  People like what they like, and most people are smart enough to think for themselves and not be bullied into believing something else.  If you don't like Lady Gaga, fine.  Don't attack those that do.  If you do like her, fine.  Stop attacking those that don't.  I'm not sure why this is important enough to constitute name-calling and petty bickering, but she has released one song, and in today's world it seems that if your song is not immediately number one people automatically assume you are a failure and that your career is over.  Being passionate about your opinion is great, but being this pissed off about an artist that doesn't have anything to do with your life is silly.  Like your music, let other people like theirs and get on about your life!  Any of what is true about any of these comments will eventually come out, and if any of it is fraudulent or unseemly, then it will have its own consequences.  

This latest album was not very well thought out. Nothing has matched her first album and with such success often comes complacency. Gaga is a great musician and singer who is in a downward spiral but, it is unfortunate there is so much negativity in the world. Katy's song is your typical pop dribble and that seems to be what people prefer these days. Both have their place in the world. The overall record sales will be the defining mark since that's all the record industry cares about.

I'm surprised Katy Perry was the one to take her out. Britney's last album was great and performed better regards to being radio friendly and fun. Madonna gave a blow with her reductive comment but it was Katy's simple fun song that knocked her from ever reaching that #1. Her fans can say all they want but in the end, she is at a decline. Numbers don't lie. Well in her case she try's so hard to inflate

Lady gaga is no vocalist she is just like Pink, Rihanba and Katy Perry.  She is not now or ever will be a bonifide vocalist like Xtina and Mariah. She is no icon like Michael Jackson Madonna Beyonce heck or even Britney these people are icons! She is a fading fad much like the bump it and skinny jeans she will disappear into oblivion never to be heard from again.. Well be on a future Vh1 special of Remember when or dancing with the stars

I respectfully disagree with you on one name.  P!nk is just as much of a powerhouse as Christina Aguilera, and sometimes even beats Christina on shear talent.  I think Lady Gaga is talented, but I really think she is trying TOO hard to be the best every time.  And we all know when you try too hard to be number one, you fall just short.  She can sing...very well (if you've ever been to one of her concerts).  But there's too much hype surrounding her.

Pink is awesome so is Rihanna these woman have the talent to stick around. Lady gaga not so much. She sold herself in being the next Madonna or Britney but fell flat. I do wish lady gaga would stop being so serious and just dance

Pink is indeed amazing and very underrated. However, Rihanna? No. Do you even know anything about her? She doesn't even write her own songs, Her record label buys them from writers and just get her to record it. How else do you think she can put out an album every year effortlessly? Just last week, the person who wrote the hit song 'Diamond' for her said that she doesn't even know who he is when he walked passed her. She's possibly the least talented artist out there right now.

Gagas little monstards are always picking on other people for liking anyone who is not gaga instead they should be picking this zits all over their faces because last time I checked that's the kind of fans she draws in. Britney doesn't write her own material, frank Sinatra , Janet or Tina Turner and each one is an icon. Do you need to write your own music nope it's how you sing I mean just Look at Britney and Janet they can't sing for shit but I'd pay top dollar to see them just like Rihanna! Diamond, Shut and Drive, Ponde Replay, Umbrella, disturbia, Stay, only girl in the world, S&M,you da One, We Found Love, What's my name, Fly, Man down boo boo the list goes on and on and on with Rihanna.. Gaga you can't say the same. The girl is a #flop

Lady Gaga is an imposter a human tumbler account. All her music, costumes, and Madonna-esque persona come from brilliant artist before her. She doesn't write her own songs ( look at her credits) she only wrote 2.. Yeup just 2 but takes credit for them all. She is a flop con artist who shouldn't be paid for literally copying other people's work!!! Lil monsters can cry all they want that she doesn't copy and writes all her albums the only people they fool are 10-19 year olds.

She has been credited as a writer on every song she has ever released, even producers who has worked with her has confirmed she writes everything herself. Stop acting like you actually looked at the credits. It's seriously sad how some people can hate a person so much that they need to make up lies and defame them like that. She's just a musician, she makes music. Just enjoy it, If you don't like her music then don't buy it or don't listen. She's not forcing you to. And honestly, who's original? Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Jessie J, Rihanna, etc.. had been all accused of copying. And back in the 80s, Madonna was worst than Gaga, everyone was also calling her a copycat.

Amen

You said it perfectly

wow what a load of angry people i do agree with some of the comments regarding her fans i am sick of going onto other artists pages ( they are mainly on Madonnas on youtube)  and looking at comments like die and calling her old which is totally out of order and posted by little monsters , im a fan of gaga and when she releases a new album im usually wowed by the first release but have to admit i havent taken to applause but her career  is not in trouble far from it because you must remember how many times did Madonnas career take a nose dive then she returns bigger and better then ever them 2 lady,s are more alike then her monsters would like think i may get some monsters hating me now lol 

I'm so happy for her. She is OVER. Fuck you manufactured product of marketing who has only one "talent" copying other artists.

Wow, so many panties getting into a twist here.  Lady Gaga is gonna be ok, she's a recording artist/saleswoman and only needs to earn back what was paid for by her record company.  In the end, the rich people get richer and we all go back to bitching about something else.

LOL.  No Lady Gaga has been done for some time now.  Born This Way only delivered half the sales of "The Fame Monster".  She's not as big as her little monster fans claimed.  She will be okay, yes, but she will never be as big as she was.  It's OVER.

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Lady Gaga is a practical joke created by Universal Records.

TOTALLY

I just threw up in my mouth a little the vile responses on here are incredibly disturbing. The fact that this so called journalism comes from people like perez and a gaga hate site is even more ridiculous. 

Gay men really tend to be horrible individuals... you would think they were talking about a murderer. Gaga is one the most humble & nice human beings I've ever met. Her success over the past 5 years won't go away. People want to see her perform and that won't change with made up hateful stories about her. 

Lady Gaga is not humble AT ALL.  There are videos of her prancing around with a giant ego.  She's just fooled you is all.  And it's not just gay men.  Straight people are over her as well.

She is a female of Kanye West. She's addicted to cheap attention. That's why.

Gaga a pop singer and self-proclaimed "musician" making mediocre pop song (now claiming she is an icon, yeah right!) can only hit several notes. I don't know what people are talking about when they go on about her talent. In 5 years all she does if f***g moan on the media about Lupus, bullied at school, insomnia, cocaine addiction, hip surgery, weight issues and so on. What's next? Raped by a Taliban?

Why don't we as a community, support the people in the entertainment industry who DESERVE our support rather than throwing out $ to this overrated and "manufactured musician". I gave her a fair chance in the beginning, but I can't stand liars, phonies and attention whore like Lady Gaga.

The single is #3 in US, and was #1 worldwide. She garnered more music points in total than Katy Perry and beats her as the #1 streaming artist worldwide. For a song with atypical lyrics to be at #1 in US and #1 in 35+ other countries, that's NOT flopping. Please get your sources right.

She is also NOT rush releasing any second single, and Swine is definitely not the second single.

Please check your facts before you type another half-assed article. 

hi! Where is Applause #20 now? Or her 2nd single Venus#129 or Dope #70..where is Roar #6...Lady gaga is finished no one cares for her since the fame days

Please Monster, grow some brains.

Applause went to #1 in 35 countries ONLY on iTunes chart but after 48 hours it then dropped out of the Top 5 in major music markets such US, UK, Germany, France, Australia.

Who are you kidding? Yourself?

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