Born This Way

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Born This Way
Studio album by Lady Gaga
Released May 23, 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre
Label
  • Streamline
  • Konvict Muzik
  • Interscope
Producer
  • DJ White Shadow
  • Fernando Garibay
  • Lady Gaga
  • Jeppe Laursen
  • RedOne
  • Robert "Mutt" Lange
Lady Gaga chronology
The Remix
(2010)
Born This Way
(2011)
Born This Way: The Remix
(2011)
Singles from Born This Way
  1. "Born This Way"
    Released: February 11, 2011
  2. "Judas"
    Released: April 15, 2011
  3. "The Edge of Glory"
    Released: May 6, 2011
  4. "Yoü and I"
    Released: August 16, 2011
  5. "Marry the Night"
    Released: December 2, 2011

Born This Way is the second full length studio album by American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga. The album was released on May 23, 2011. It was released under Streamline, and Kon Live Records. The album was produced by DJ White Shadow and RedOne. The album's lead single "Born This Way" was released on Friday, February 11, 2011. Born This Way became Gaga's first number-one album on the Billboard 200 after it debuted at that position.

Track listing[change | change source]

Track listing[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Marry the Night"       4:25
2. "Born This Way"   Paul Blair, Fernando Garibay, Stefani Germanotta, Jeppe Laursen[2] Lady Gaga, Laursen, Garibay, DJ White Shadow[3] 4:20
3. "Government Hooker"     DJ White Shadow[4] 4:14
4. "Judas"   Germanotta, Nadir Khayat[5] RedOne, Lady Gaga[6] 4:10
5. "Americano"     Lady Gaga, Garibay, DJ White Shadow[7] 4:07
6. "Hair"       5:08
7. "Scheiße"   Germanotta, Khayat[8]   3:45
8. "Bloody Mary"       4:05
9. "Black Jesus + Amen Fashion" (special edition bonus track)     3:36
10. "Bad Kids"       3:51
11. "Fashion of His Love" (special edition bonus track)     3:39
12. "Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)"       4:16
13. "Heavy Metal Lover"       4:13
14. "Electric Chapel"       4:12
15. "The Queen" (special edition bonus track)     5:17
16. "You and I"   Germanotta[9] Robert John "Mutt" Lange[10] 5:07
17. "The Edge of Glory"       5:20
Special edition bonus disc[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Born This Way" (The Country Road Version) Blair, Garibay, Germanotta, Laursen Lady Gaga, Garibay[11] 4:21
2. "Judas" (DJ White Shadow Remix) Germanotta, Khayat    
3. "Marry the Night" (Fernando Garibay Remix)      
4. "Scheiße" (DJ White Shadow Mugler) Germanotta, Khayat    
5. "Fashion of His Love" (Fernando Garibay Remix)      
  • Note: Standard edition of the album does not include tracks 9, 11, or 15, or the bonus disc with five remixes.

Singles[change | change source]

  • "Born This Way" was released on Friday, February 11, 2011. It premiered on KISS-FM's AT40 on that same day. It entered at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 on the first week of its release. It reached number 3 in the UK and topped Australian charts. Lady Gaga sang a brief, scratched live sneak peek of the chorus at the 2010 Video Music Awards on MTV in early September 2010.
  • "Judas" was the second single that reached #10 in the US and #8 in Canada.
  • "Hair" was the first promotional single and reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • "The Edge of Glory" was a promotional single at first but became the third single. It reached #3 in the US and Canada, #2 in Australia, and #6 in the UK.
  • "You and I" was the fourth single, and it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 in Canada.
  • "Marry the Night" was the fifth single and peaked at #29 in the US, #16 in the UK, and #11 in Canada.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tracklisting: Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  2. "BORN THIS WAY (Legal Title): BMI Work #12342685". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  3. Aswad, Jem (2011-02-11). "Single Review: Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  4. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1659254/lady-gaga-government-hooker.jhtml
  5. "JUDAS (Legal Title): BMI Work #12598986". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  6. Vena, Jocelyn (2011-03-01). "Lady Gaga Producer Calls 'Judas' Playful With A 'Serious Message'". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  7. http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=148&title=lady_gaga_born_this_way_exclusive_album_&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
  8. "SHIZA (Legal Title): BMI Work #12446758". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  9. "YOU AND I (Legal Title): BMI Work #12131331". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  10. Vena, Jocelyn (2011-04-11). "Lady Gaga Recorded 'You And I' With Producer Mutt Lange". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  11. "Lady Gaga releases 'Country Road' version of 'Born This Way' - audio". NME. IPC Media. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-05-02.