Chromatica

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Chromatica
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 2020
Genre
Length42:59
LabelInterscope
Producer
  • BloodPop (exec.)
  • Lady Gaga (exec.)
  • Tchami
  • BURNS
  • Madeon
  • Benjamin Rice
  • Max Martin
  • Skrillex
  • Morgan Kibby
  • Axwell
  • Klahr
  • Liohn
  • Rami Yacoub[1]
Lady Gaga chronology
A Star Is Born
(2018)
Chromatica
(2020)
Lady Gaga studio albums chronology
Joanne
(2016)
Chromatica
(2020)
Singles from Chromatica
  1. "Stupid Love"
    Released: February 28, 2020
  2. "Rain on Me"
    Released: May 22, 2020

Chromatica is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was originally set for release on April 10, 2020, but was postponed by Gaga for later that year. This is due to the worldwide 2019–20 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.[2] Gaga later revealed that the album would be released on May 29, 2020.[3]

Tracks[change | change source]

On April 22, 2020, Gaga revealed the tracklist for the album's standard edition, which has 16 songs.[4] The Target and deluxe international versions of the album contain 19 tracks.[5][6]

The album's lead single, "Stupid Love", was leaked in January 2020.[7] The song was officially released on February 28, 2020, reaching the top ten in the US, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, and Canada.[8] "Rain on Me", with Ariana Grande, was released as the album's second single on May 22, 2020. It entered at the top of the Billboard Hot 100[9], UK Singles Chart[10] and Irish Singles Chart[11] and at number two in Australia[12] and New Zealand.[13] "Rain on Me" became Gaga's fifth and Grande's fourth US number-one.[source?]

"Sour Candy", with South Korean girl group Blackpink, was released as the album's first promotional single a day before the album's release.[14]

The album entered at number one on the US, UK, Australian, and Dutch album charts and the top three in Belgium.[15][16][17] In the US, it became Gaga's sixth number-one album. It earned 274,000 copies sold in its first week, giving Gaga her best debut week since Born This Way (2011). Gaga also earned six number-one albums faster than any other female in Billboard history.[18]

Reviews[change | change source]

The album has an average score of 79 out of 100 on the review site Metacritic, meaning "generally favorable reviews."[19]

Track listing[change | change source]

Standard edition[20]
No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I"   1:00
2. "Alice"   2:57
3. "Stupid Love"   3:13
4. "Rain on Me" (with Ariana Grande) 3:02
5. "Free Woman"   3:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   2:53
7. "Chromatica II"   0:41
8. "911"   2:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   3:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with BLACKPINK) 2:37
11. "Enigma"   2:59
12. "Replay"   3:06
13. "Chromatica III"   0:27
14. "Sine from Above" (with Elton John) 4:04
15. "1000 Doves"   3:35
16. "Babylon"   2:41
Total length:
42:59

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[23] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[24] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[25] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 1
US Billboard 200[27] 1

Tour[change | change source]

The Chromatica Ball Tour was scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020, in Paris, but was rescheduled for 2021 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.[28]

Date Location Country Venue
July 25, 2021
(formerly July 24, 2020)
Paris France Stade-de-France
July 30, 2021
(formerly July 30, 2020)
London United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
August 7, 2021
(formerly August 5, 2020)
Boston United States Fenway Park
August 16, 2021
(formerly August 9, 2020)
Toronto Canada Rogers Centre
August 19, 2021
(formerly August 19, 2020)
East Rutherford United States MetLife Stadium
August 27, 2021
(formerly August 14, 2020)
Chicago Wrigley Field

References[change | change source]

  1. Production credits from album booklet.
  2. "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  3. "The journey continues. You can officially join me on #Chromatica on May 29. ⚔️💓 http://smarturl.it/Chromatica". Facebook. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  4. "Lady Gaga on Instagram: "#Chromatica ⚔️💓 #LG6"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  5. "Lady Gaga - Chromatica (Target Exclusive, CD)". www.target.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  6. "Chromatica | CD Album | Free shipping over £20". HMV Store. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  7. Hits, The. "Lady Gaga's new song 'Stupid Love' just leaked online and her fans are loving it". The Hits. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  8. "Stupid Love by Lady GaGa - Music Charts". acharts.co. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  9. "'Rain On Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100". Billboard. 2020-06-01. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  10. "'Rain On Me' Is No 1 In The UK". Billboard. 2020-05-29. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  11. "Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande claim Irish Number 1 single with Rain On Me". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  12. "DaBaby & Roddy Ricch's 'ROCKSTAR' Remains #1 In Australia, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande's 'Rain On Me' Debuts At #2". Headline Planet. 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  13. "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  14. "Hear Lady Gaga, BLACKPINK unwrap 'Sour Candy' in new dance anthem". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  15. "Lady Gaga Scores UK's Year Best Opening Week". Billboard. 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  16. "australian-charts.com - Lady Gaga - Chromatica". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  17. Peterson, Jacques (2020-06-06). "Korean girl group Blackpink make history on Australia's ARIA charts". Mail Online. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  18. "Lady Gaga Earns Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Chromatica'". Billboard. 2020-06-07. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  19. Chromatica by Lady Gaga, retrieved 2020-05-30
  20. Lengths taken from iTunes Store.
  21. Lengths taken from Chromatica CD.
  22. "Lady Gaga – Chromatica". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  23. "Lady Gaga – Chromatica" (In Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  24. "Lady Gaga – Chromatica" (In French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  25. "Lady Gaga – Chromatica". Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  26. "Lady Gaga | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  27. "Lady Gaga Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Lady Gaga. Prometheus Global Media.
  28. "LADY GAGA | THE CHROMATICA BALL". LADY GAGA. 2020-03-05. Retrieved 2020-07-20.