In the pop singer’s first tweet of 2011, she declared that the single “Born This Way” will drop on February 13, and the album of the same name will be in stores on May 23. Always one to give and to provoke, she threw in a NSFW twitpic of herself wearing nothing more than a Born This Way jacket.
Prior to the announcement of the release date, she teased her followers with a few snippets of lyrics from the song: “Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set. I’m on the right track baby, I was Born This Way.”
Since the single’s release is on the same date as the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, it seems like a safe bet that Gaga will debut the song at the ceremony. The album’s late May release date is similarly canny, setting the singer up for another successful round of touring through the summer.