Lady Gaga announced today that she will release her next album, The Fame Monster, in three different versions — a standard version of the new 8-song album; a deluxe version which includes both The Fame Monster and her massively successful debut album The Fame; and a collector’s edition super-deluxe art book version, which includes both albums, fanzines, 3-D glasses, paper dolls, a puzzle, pictorials, a lock of Lady Gaga’s hair and other surprises.
Says Lady Gaga, “In the midst of my creative journey composing The Fame Monster, there came an exciting revelation that this was in fact my sophomore album. I would not add, nor take away any songs from this EP; it is a complete conceptual and musical body of work that can stand on its own two feet. It doesn’t need The Fame.
“We may have an economy, but MUSIC HAS NO ECONOMY. I will release four or more singles from The Fame Monster, tour the world with The Monster Ball Tour, and most importantly I insist on honoring my fans with an affordable new album, an album that is as loyal to them, as they have been to me.
“For those who do not have my debut album, there are a series of collectible double-disc editions that include both albums and artwork conceived by the Haus of Gaga in collaboration with our mentor Hedi Slimane. Hear the music, see the show, live and love yourself … Lady Gaga.”
The standard and deluxe versions of The Fame Monster will be released on November 23, 2009. The collector’s edition super-deluxe version will be released on December 15, 2009.
Lady Gaga is the first artist since the inception of monitored airplay to chart four #1 hits at Top 40 Radio — “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “LoveGame,” and “Paparazzi.” She will perform her next chart-topper, “Bad Romance,” on the American Music Awards (ABC) on November 22, 2009.