Lady Gaga‘s upcoming Chromatica album was postponed indefinitely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the project has suffered from a string of unfortunate online leaks. Security concerns began long before the first single, “Stupid Love” and its corresponding music video officially dropped. These issues prevailed throughout the month of April and came to a peak when Chromatica‘s track list was unintentionally revealed by an online retailer. Gaga confirmed the track list on April 22, but not before eagle-eyed fans caught wind of the blunder and completely lost their cool over three massive collaborations.
While the “Bad Romance” singer has kept collabs to a bare minimum throughout the course of her career, she has invited Ariana Grande, Elton John and South Korean girl group BLACKPINK to the party for Chromatica.
Elton John is a legendary musician in his own right and Gaga has actively worked with the “Rocket Man” crooner for years, but a BLACKPINK collaboration is a major feat for everyone involved. The girls will be joining Gaga on a song titled “Sour Candy,” and fans are already gushing over this significant accomplishment.
Okay but can we just appreciate the fact that Blackpink are at the stage in their career where they are big enough to be on the same album as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Elton John? Like hello a worldwide phenomenon!
Anyways y’all we will be streaming sour candy!
— Ᏸ 𓃠 (@Supremepinks) April 22, 2020
SOUR CANDY BY LADY GAGA FT. BLACKPINK… THE COLLAPSE OMG pic.twitter.com/QpjdqaGB9f
— LOUISE (@alluregaga) April 22, 2020
If y’all know Lady Gaga you’d know that through out her career she rarely ever did many collabs. Blackpink are the first ever group she will collaborate with & that is honestly such a huge achievement and they will forever hold that achievement, so proud of them! @ygofficialblink
— Ᏸ 𓃠 (@Supremepinks) April 22, 2020
blackpink on the same album as lady gaga, ariana grande and elton john. they really made it huh pic.twitter.com/yNkqEdfE27
— theo (@godissablink) April 22, 2020
BLACKPINK hopping onboard for a major release will presumably be essential for their growth, especially since the group’s discography is still relatively modest. Fans have noted that new listeners are likely to be dismayed by the limited options regarding BLACKPINK’s music, but Chromatica is bound to serve as a fine addition to the list.
gaga’s fans checking up blackpink’s discography pic.twitter.com/QmqRsrqbxP
— mar,, (@clarityxjisoo) April 22, 2020
We upgraded from 13 songs to 14 songs thank u lady gaga for collaborating with BLACKPINK
— Asmae ᶦᵘ ᶠᵗ ˢᵘᵍᵃ (@pinkseesaw) April 22, 2020
Naturally, Ariana Grande fans are equally thrilled by the news. While the “Thank U, Next” singer has experienced an outstanding amount of success on her own, we can’t help but rejoice in the fact that Ari has collaborated with one of her idols on a song titled “Rain On Me.”
Ariana Grande stanning Lady Gaga for over a decade: a thread pic.twitter.com/vOas2OzS2J
— 𝓜 (@prismaticjudas) April 22, 2020
cannot believe gaga and ariana invented rain. pic.twitter.com/pb5N7ZaCAS
— sean (@thehausofsean) April 23, 2020
Chromatica is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2020 and we can’t wait to hear Gaga’s project in full. Until then, we’ll continue to anticipate the phenomenal girl power that will emerge from the album.
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande & Blackpink in one album?! We winning pic.twitter.com/9hjf18VFi7
— 𝑐𝘩𝑎𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑎 (@chaelisamusic) April 22, 2020
BLACKPINK, GAGA, AND ARIANA ON THE SAME ALBUM pic.twitter.com/zOkHt3S7Xj
— ً (@lilymoonavenue) April 22, 2020
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