05:52 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 11/11/2013 09:35AM
"Do you wanna see me naked, lover? / Do you wanna peek underneath the cover? / Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura?" teases Lady Gaga in the beginning moments of Artpop, as if she might strip it all the way down to the real Stefani Germanotta.
But "Aura," the zigzagging opener, is as larger-than-life as the singer's persona, and the rest of her third proper studio album only goes further to show that she has crafted a pop image – as a walking, breathing piece of art – that goes far beyond the music.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
The Duggars Respond to Reports That Josh Duggar Was Accused of Child Molestation
Read Josh Duggar's Full Resignation Letter to the Family Research Council
Mike Huckabee Reaffirms Support for Duggar Family After Josh Duggar Accused of Child Molestation
D.C. Authorities Name Suspect in Mansion Murders That Killed 4 After Finding DNA on Pizza Crust
TLC Confirms 19 Kids and Counting Pulled from Schedule After Child Molestation Accusations
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!