"Applause" is a 2013 song performed by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released for her album Artpop. It was released on August 12, 2013, a week ahead of its original release date, because it was leaked.
"Applause" reached the top five in the United States, Canada, and the UK, while reaching the top ten in several other countries. It was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on May 29, 2015, for sales and streams equal to three million copies across the United States.