Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga has released the first single, “Applause” from her long-awaited forthcoming album/app ARTPOP. “Applause” is now available worldwide, and is the first single from the pop icon’s highly anticipated fourth studio album/app ARTPOP, which will hit stores around the world on November 11th through Streamline/Interscope Records. Due to popular audience demand, the pre-order for ARTPOP has also been made available. Fans who visit iTunes will be able to purchase the single “Applause” as well as pre-order their copy of ARTPOP with just one click: .The single will also be available at digital retailers across the globe as well. The pre-order for the ARTPOP app will begin on August 19 via the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Lady Gaga is set to perform “Applause” for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on August 25th.