Looks like someone couldn't hold her "Applause."

Lady Gaga released her single today after it was leaked online — and issued notice of a "pop music emergency" on Twitter.

"Applause" — the first single off her upcoming album, ARTPOP —  wasn't meant to drop until August 19. But after the track found its way to the interwebs, the Lady refused to let anyone steal her thunder.

"My new single 'Applause' is out today and can be heard on United States radio in 15 minutes. International radio to follow," she tweeted. "Due to hackers [and] and abundance of low/high quality leaks, we issue this pop music emergency. Monsters, spread the word."

Below is one such high-quality leak, for your listening pleasure. What do you think, Little Monsters? Is it worth the wait? Sound off below.

Source: Lady Gaga on Twitter


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!