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Lady Gaga 'Applause' Rush-Released Following Internet Leaks (LISTEN)

12/08/2013 18:51 BST | Updated 12/10/2013 10:12 BST

The wait is over - Lady Gaga's 'Applause' is finally here!

The singer was forced to rush-release the much-anticipated track after a series of internet leaks, having originally intended to debut it on Sunday.

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Gaga also released this promotional image along with the track

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Gaga declared a state of 'pop emergency'.

"A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911," she said.

"911 SUMMON THE MONSTER TROUPES. HERE IS A PHOTO TO ACCOMPANY THIS EMERGENCY."

She continued: "DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS...WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY...MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD.

"MY NEW SINGLE 'APPLAUSE' IS OUT TODAY AND CAN BE HEARD ON UNITED STATES RADIO IN 15 MINUTES. INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO FOLLOW.

"POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE."

After the track aired on the radio for the first time to widely positive reviews, an elated Gaga tweeted: "IM ON THE RADIO I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! IT FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR *APPLAUSE,* WE ARE SO HAPPY YOU LOVE IT!

"I LOVE BEING A POPSTAR! WE ARE CHEERING FOR YOU MONSTERS, STANDING OVATION FOR THE WORLDS MOST AMAZING FANS!"

But what do you make of 'Applause'? Vote below....

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