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Lady Gaga Names Her New Album 'Born This Way'

The singer made the announcement to fans after her MTV Video of the Year win

September 13, 2010 2:12 PM ET

After winning Video of the Year for "Bad Romance" — which capped off an evening that resulted in eight VMA awards — Lady Gaga made good on a promise to fans by revealing the title of her next album, due in 2011: Born This Way. Gaga then sang the chorus from what is probably the disc's title track: "I'm beautiful in my way, because God makes no mistakes, I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way." Born This Way will be the follow-up to Gaga's star-making debut album The Fame, which included the hits "Just Dance," "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance." Gaga raked in eight Moonmen at the VMAs, including Best Female Video, Best Collaboration and Best Pop Video.

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When Rolling Stone spoke to Lady Gaga for our recent cover story, Gaga opened up about a song she predicted would be the album's title track. "That chorus came to me, like, I swear, I didn't even write it. I think God dropped it in my lap. And I swear to you that I'm in a place now writing music where there's this urgency to protect and take care of my fans," Gaga told RS. Those fans can expect the title track and "You and I," a song Gaga has been performing during her Monster Ball tour, to appear on Born This Way.

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Lady Gaga has been saying the phrase “born this way” during her recent concerts. She also used it on an interview with the Japanese edition of Vogue. The phrase also appeared on a leaked note about songs Gaga was rumored to be working on for her new album. That same note hinted at a possible collaboration between Gaga and David Bowie, on a song called "Vinyl." Bowie, however, denies that he and Gage are working together on a song.

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