LOS ANGELES — Three cheers to [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] for following through with her promises! When Gaga picked up the biggest award at the Video Music Awards on Sunday night (September 12), Video of the Year for "Bad Romance," she came through on an earlier vow that she would reveal the title for her new album if she won the coveted award.
"I promised that if I won this, I would announce the name of my new album," Gaga said, a bit overcome with the emotion of it all. "It's called Born This Way." She then wowed the crowd even further by singing the chorus to the yet-unreleased title song.
Gaga has teased a few details of the album, calling it the "absolute greatest work" she's ever done.
"I'm so excited about it," Gaga said. "The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean to me in my own life — it's utter liberation. I'm on the quest to create the anthem for my generation for the next decade, so that's what I've done."
The superstar also has yet to reveal what producers she's working with. "I will never tell, because as soon as I tell, everyone starts working with them," she said. "So all I can say is that nobody knows who they are. They're all new."
Regarding potential guest artists who may or may not appear on the project, when we caught up with Akon on the VMA white carpet just before the show, he revealed a few details about his studio time with the Lady, but not any specifics about the sound.
"Now that, that's something I need her to describe," Akon said. "If I describe it," he began, mulling over whether he should reveal anything, then reconsidered: "No, no, just let her describe it, trust me."
He went on to say that Gaga is an icon, plain and simple. "She's the biggest artist ever, next to MJ," Akon said. "And that is in three years. So you can imagine 10 years from now, 20 years from now. She's amazing, man."
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