Lady Gaga is giving a beautiful closure to the Joanne era with a surprise release of a third and final single from the platinum-selling album. The singer set her fans ablaze with excitement when she released a stunning new version of the album's title track just days ahead of her performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards in New York City.
The song, re-titled as "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)," was recorded in one take with keyboardist and producer Mark Nilan Jr. ("The Cure") while on the road for the Joanne World Tour last year.
The track and the album were named after Gaga's late aunt Joanne Germanotta who died at the age of 19 due to complications from lupus. "The Lupus Research Alliance is receiving a donation in honor of Joanne Stefani Germanotta," Gaga told fans on Twitter. "Please consider a donation to this tremendous organization."
Gaga will perform "Joanne" during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City this Sunday. She is also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Million Reasons."