Lady Gaga's 2013 album Artpop is picking heavy momentum online, almost a decade after gracing the ears of her "little monsters." Rocket number 9 took off midnight 13/05 when the album blasted to No. 3 on iTune's album charts. And that was before it reached No. 2 the following morning. Talk about reaching Venus.
I fell apart after I released this album. Thank you for celebrating something that once felt like destruction. We always believed it was ahead of its time. Years later turns out, sometimes, artists know. And so do little monsters. Paws up 🙌❤️❤️❤️— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 13, 2021
Little monsters worldwide have been anticipating a comeback of her Artpop style ever since the album dropped eight years ago. Initially labeled as a "flop," the singer's fans believed that the album was overlooked and didn't receive the attention it deserved. Chromatica was thought to have been the Artpop Act II fans had been so eager to get, but it turns out after its release that it wasn't. Her followers, understandably outraged, decided it was time for action. They started a petition that received over 40,000 signatures and made #buyARTPOPoniTunes trending on Twitter worldwide.
It looks like their effort wasn't for nothing because the whole movement made it to the mother monster herself, with her addressing her fans in a series of tweets. "This has inspired such a tremendous warmth in my heart," Gaga wrote in one heartfelt post. "Making this album was like heart surgery. I was desperate, in pain, and poured my heart into electronic music that slammed harder than any drug I could find."
But that's not all! Artpop producer DJ White Shadow shared a post on Instagram that really escalated the hype. He said that he is in contact with Gaga, who is currently filming a movie in Italy to address their fans' requests. "You were heard," he wrote. "No promises made, but kindness and love are strong as steel. Now is not the time to let up."
Even though Artpop debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and received Platinum certification for selling over 1 million units, the album received lukewarm critical responses. That didn't stop it from becoming a cult favorite among Gaga's fanbase, though. An Act II dropping right after LG releases her new movie, House of Gucci, could be a pleasant surprise. For any little monsters reading this, the petition can be found right here.