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Lady Gaga 'held private album listening party for fans'

Lady Gaga reportedly held a private album listening party for her loyal fans in New York.

The 30-year-old singer treated 100 lucky fans to the first listen of her upcoming album Joanne at a recording studio on Tuesday (20Sep16).


According to PageSix.com, Gaga explained the meaning behind each of the tracks on the album at the Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, where she recorded the work.


She also debuted the video for the first single from the album, Perfect Illusion, which she promised fans she would officially release on Thursday (22Sep16).


The songstress recently revealed the title of her latest studio offering is dedicated to her late aunt. Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, never met her father Joe's sister, as she died of lupus in 1974 at the age of 19.


However, Joanne's name has lived on in the Germanotta family - Gaga bears her aunt's moniker as a middle name, while her dad also decided to name their Italian restaurant in New York Joanne Trattoria.


She shared the news during an interview with Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe last week (beg12Sep16), revealing it was the tragedy of losing Joanne that brought the family together.


"It's everything about Joanne... it's all the toughness of the pain of losing her that made us all strong and made us who we are," Gaga explained. "She is the woman of my past who is becoming and helping me bring more of my honest woman self into the future."


The Born This Way hitmaker is working with super-producer Mark Ronson on the album, the follow-up to 2013's Artpop.


Joanne is set to be released on 21 October (16).