Lady Gaga’s new single Applause may have been rushed to the market, but apparently no one is ready or willing to spend money on the track.
Many analysts believed the singer’s new effort would give Katy Perry’s Roar a run for its money. As of this writing, Lady Gaga’s tune is currently perched at number three on iTunes. Perry’s endeavor, meanwhile, is holding on to the top spot.
Applause isn’t getting much love on Amazon at the moment either. The track is presently number ten on the website, falling behind such tracks as Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop. Despite the early buzz, Lady Gaga can’t seem to catch a break.
However, it would appear that the folks at Interscope are already cutting their loses. According to The Examiner, the record label is in the process of releasing another single. Swine is expected to arrive on September 1. No one from Interscope has confirmed the news just yet.
Although Lady Gaga’s single is still being downloaded by fans, the singer reportedly started a competition that encouraged multiple purchases of the same song. The contest may have been launched prior to reports that Applause had flopped, but people still aren’t happy about it.
“Screenshot your Applause purchase, request to radio, and hashtag #Applause [and] we’ll choose two devoted fans to go with me to iTunes fest! The two fans with the most purchase-gift screenshots, radio requests, Applause selfies-video, will fly international to meet me and watch the show!” she tweeted.
After fans complained about not having the money to purchase the same song over and over again, Lady Gaga said that the winners wouldn’t be based on splurging alone. However, it remains to be seen what type of fan will emerge victorious when all is said and done.
Do you believe that Lady Gaga’s Applause has flopped on iTunes? What do you think about the singer possibly releasing a second single next month?