Lady Gaga Will Not Release Any More Singles from ‘Born This Way’
Bummer, little monsters! Despite reports of 'Heavy Metal Lover' as Lady Gaga's next single, an exec from her label, Interscope Records, nixed the rumors and then some.
In the 'Ask Billboard' feature, a Gaga fan wrote in suggesting that her track 'Scheiße' should be released as a single. However, not only will 'Scheiße' not be released as a single, but neither will any of the other remaining tracks. The label executive told Billboard that he is "not aware of any current plans for another single from the album." Considering that these types of decisions are usually made way in advance, it doesn't bode well for fans of that song nor of 'Heavy Metal Lover.'
The news follows sluggish sales of her most recent single, 'Marry the Night.' While her previous 'Born This Way' tracks have enjoyed top 10 success (the title track hit No. 1, 'Judas' No. 10, 'Edge of Glory' No. 3 and 'You and I' No. 6), 'Marry' peaked at No. 29 on the Hot 100. Last week, it was stuck at No. 53, while this week is slid even further down to No. 65. It is the first Gaga single (out of a whopping 11!) not to break the top 10 -- even after she slashed download prices on the song.
A French music site initially reported that 'Heavy Metal Lover' would be released as Gaga's sixth single, but it appears those rumors were false -- though it is possible that 'Lover' will be released as a single overseas. Perhaps time will tell!
But don't worry, little monsters. Your mother promised a new album in 2012, so it won't be long until she graces our airwaves again. Paws up!