Lady Gaga announces album title, cover & release date

Lady Gaga visited Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on this morning to announce the title and release date of her anticipated album.

"The decision to name the album Joanne was in tribute to my father's sister who died when she was 19. The death of her in his family and his life really left a scar and a wound that never healed. And as I returned to my home life and spending time with my friends, and hanging out with my family, and getting out of the mainstream limelight for a minute, what I realized is it's the experiences of our family, and our challenges, and our toughness that make us who we are. So she is the woman of my past that is becoming and helping me bring more of my honest woman-self into the future."

- 11 songs on album, 14 on deluxe (Gaga said "don't quote me tho")

- Hillary Lindsey featured

- Confirmed track titles: Perfect Illusion, Hey Girl, Sinner's Prayer, John Wayne

- "Perfect Illusion" video directed by Ruth Hogben

- Album cover to be released some point today! STUNS on album cover

Are you ready for Gaga's Britney Jean, ONTD?
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