Joanne is Lady Gaga’s fifth studio album, which was released on October 21, 2016. The lead single, “Perfect Illusion,” was released on September 9, 2016.
The album is named after her father’s sister Joanne, who died of lupus when she was only 19. Joanne is also Gaga’s real middle name (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta). “It’s all the toughness of the pain of losing her that made us all strong and made us who we are,” Gaga told Zane Lowe. “She is the woman of my past who is becoming and he