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Chromatica is Lady Gaga's sixth studio album. It was set to be released on April 10, 2020, but was delayed to May 29, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaga supervised the production with longtime collaborator BloodPop and a variety of producers to create a concept album returning to her dance-pop roots, eschewing the stripped-down style of its predecessors Joanne (2016) and A Star Is Born (2018). Chromatica draws inspiration from 1990s house music, seeing Gaga adopt a cyberpunk-inspired persona.

The album's lead single, "Stupid Love", was released on February 28, 2020. "Rain on Me" was released as the second single on May 22, 2020. The song's Robert Rodriguez-directed music video premiered the afternoon of the single release, and showcases a cyberpunk rave in the rain. A day ahead of Chromatica's scheduled release, and with no announcement, Gaga released "Sour Candy" as a promotional single. "911" was accompanied with a music video on September 18, 2020, directed by Tarsem Singh. The song was serviced to Italian contemporary hit radio on September 25, 2020. "Free Woman" was sent to radio in France as the fourth single from the album on April 13, 2021.

Background and inspiration

Gaga revealed the inspiration behind the album's title in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1. "I think what I've learned is that I can view the world in whatever way I choose to see it, and it doesn't mean that I'm deleting the bad things, it just means that I can reframe my life experiences", she said. "I live on Chromatica, that is where I live... I found Earth, I deleted it. Earth is canceled. I live on Chromatica".

The symbol for Chromatica by Studio Pending.

Chromatica's symbol was explained to Zane Lowe by Gaga as follows: "The symbol for Chromatica has a sine wave in it, which is the mathematical symbol for sound, and it's from what all sound is made from, and, for me, sound is what healed me in my life period, and it healed me again [during] making this record, and that is really what Chromatica is all about; It's about healing and it's about bravery as well and it's really like... when we talk about love I think it's so important to include the fact that it requires a ton of bravery to love someone".

Gaga after her Beats 1 interview at her home studio on May 20, 2020.

Continuing on the album's inspiration and concept Gaga said: 

"BloodPop® brought it up, and we talked about how Chromatica was essentially on its own when you first look at it, it seems to be about colors and all the different colors and also music is made of a chromatic scale, you know? So it's all the colors, all the sounds, you know, so we, we're talking about inclusivity and life and also a lot of what we see around us and what we're experiencing is math, which is very much like music and sound is math as well. So we talked about that, and then I sort of went back and I said, 'OK, well, yeah, it's inclusivity but it's really a way of thinking', you know, it's not just, 'Oh, Chromatica, we're being inclusive with all the colors, all the people', and when I say, 'All the colors, all the people', I mean way more than we could possibly fathom. I think that we're actually operating on a completely rudimentary level where we square things off into very simplified colors when actually we're all extremely different in a vast variety of ways that stem from both, like, genetics as well as epigenetics, like, we're all completely different and I thought OK, well maybe, Chromatica is a frame of mind. And that is my frame of mind, and I don't know that I've ever made an album that wasn't on Chromatica in some type of way, meaning like my frame of mind is always a part of my music, and this is just my way of kind of expressing, even in a both literal and abstract way, that, like, making music and putting it out into the world is my perspective on life, and it's also my gift to the world in the best way that I can, and I think that everyone on any given day is doing the absolute best that they can do, and this is my perspective, and here it is, and it's always been my perspective, but now I know that it was my perspective."


Nicola Formichetti talked about Chromatica in an interview for Vogue.

Chromatica is not utopian or dystopian. It’s how Gaga sees the world. It’s very, very upbeat, but it’s realistic in its message, and she speaks about a lot of deeply personal things. So there is this interplay of light and dark. We needed something that wasn’t running from the past—actually, we wanted to embrace the past—to show that Gaga is on her path towards healing. Chromatica is about how she makes sense of things. [...] Gaga wanted to own the roots of her past [in pop]. And we wanted to show that through fashion, as well. Before, we used to kind of hide her. Gaga was this mystery, with the wigs, the sunglasses, the makeup. She was an enigma. We still have that element, of course, but she’s much stronger, and you can really see more of her in everything. You start seeing more of her face, her skin.

Nicola Formichetti for Vogue

Lady Gaga has been candid about her experiences with sexual assault, mental health issues, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

In an interview New Music Daily with Zane Lowe on Apple Music which was released on the day of release of "Stupid Love" (February 28, 2020) Lady Gaga talked about the meaning she put into this album:

We are definitely dancing… I put all my heart, all my pain, all my messages from the other realm that I hear of… what they tell me to tell the world and I put it into music that I believe to be so fun and you know, energetically really pure. I want people to dance and feel happy. I would like to put out music that a big chunk of the world will hear, and it will become a part of their daily lives and make them happy every single day.

Lady Gaga on Apple Music

Lady Gaga surprised Zane Lowe when she shared that a lot of songs from "Chromatica" were recorded in her private studio at her Hollywood Hills home.

We made a lot of the record in my studio house. So I have a house where it’s Frank Zappa’s old studio, it’s a live room, it’s a big studio, it’s beautiful. And I would be upstairs on the porch, outside the kitchen, and BloodPop would come up and he’d go, ‘Okay, come on, that’s enough, off the porch’, and I would cry and I would say, ‘I’m miserable, I’m sad, I’m depressed,’ and he’d go, ‘I know, and we’re gonna go make some music now. And then I’d go downstairs and I would write, you know, ‘Stupid Love’, or I’d write that lyric that I just told you to make another song [Lady Gaga means "Replay"], you know, it just, this album is such a display of not only how you can reframe the way that you view the world, but I promise, or, and I hope, that the love that was around me in the process of making this album is something that other people feel, that they know that artistically, like, you know how producers are, if one guy’s working on it, or one girl’s working on it, they don’t want anyone else to work on it, they don’t wanna share, they, everybody gets cocky, there was none of that. These records got passed around to so many different people, there were so many different iterations of these songs because we all wanted it to be perfect and literally nobody cared who put their fingerprints on it, as long as it was the dopest thing that we could give to the world and that it was meaningful, authentic, and completely me.

Lady Gaga on Apple Music

Also Lady Gaga told Zane Lowe further about creation of this album:

This was very emotional for me making this album and I cried constantly and I was writing poetry constantly. And, but you know what was really different, I didn’t question myself a whole lot. I don’t know [why], it was so real and so honest that it was, I basically would write something out and I would just say it and it would take me not even four minutes to write it and I would just feel like this is what it is.

Lady Gaga on Apple Music

The map of Chromatica

The map of Chromatica was released in June of 2021 inside a fanzine, included in the trifold vinyl of Chromatica. It was previously used as a poster without the written annotations on the wall among other posters during MTV VMA's 2020 medley. However, the easter egg went unnoticed until the release of the fanzine 10 months later.

The Capitol: The Capitol is comprised of Four Loops following the contours of The Sine River.

Mother’s Peak: It is said that Chromatics derives all of its energy from Mother's Peak, a once active volcano with mystical pink magma goo.

Legend has it that the Spiritually Evolved/Non-Binary are the only ones capable of stabilizing The Core, and thus have resided at the foothills of Mother's Peak in order to maintain the balance of Chromatica for many generations.

Desert of Kindness

Alice Bay

North Bend: North of the River is an ever-evolving metropolis, with all the complexities and diversity that come with urban and suburban living. From highly refined, well-manicured City Centres for commerce and leisure, to densely populated residential areas, to quieter living on the outskirts of the respective Loops.

The population here is generally more forward thinking, tolerant, and compassionate than the South. Every age and status is represented here and living in harmony.

South Bend: South of the River is the "old" city. Things are more traditional — in both architecture and way of thinking. This is where the government buildings are located, and most of the elders.

Much of the South Bend architecture utilizes the resources of Babylon, giving the most prestigious buildings their green teal coloring.

Compassion Hills

Babylon: Babylon is the result of beauty emerging from tragedy.

Thousands of years ago, when Mother's Peak erupted, the discharge mixed with the saltwater from The Bay and turned Babylon into a glazed, jade-like ruin.

Artwork

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In the end of NikkieTutorials' video with Lady Gaga on YouTube which was recorded on December 2, 2019 and published on December 5, 2019 makeup artist gifted the singer with some Christmas ornaments and Gaga joked that one of the ornaments was actual the cover of her future LG6 album ("Chromatica"), saying: That's my album cover LG6 [...] It's done already. That's LG6, the whole time. That's is coming out with our next drop for Haus Laboratories as well. Just remember this look.

On April 5, 2020, Gaga revealed the cover artwork via social media. The photograph was taken by Norbert Schoerner, while graphic design was handled by Travis Brothers, Bryan Rivera, Isha Dipika Walia, and Darío Alva. Gaga was styled by her longtime collaborator Nicola Formichetti and Marta del Rio. A physical artwork version was prematurely revealed earlier in the day by an online music retailer.

In an interview for Vogue Nicola Formichetti talked about what the album cover and the clothes that Gaga wore for the photoshoot of it symbolize in terms of fashion. "The blend," says Nicola Formichetti, is seen from the outset: the cover depicts Lady Gaga strapped to a metal shield-slash-symbol; the squiggle is called a “sine,” and it represents the elasticity of sound. But it’s what she’s wearing that’s most intriguing: on one foot, a violent boot with a knife-blade heel, created by Cecilio Castrillo . On another, a shoe with a semi-ritualistic animal horn heel, created by Gasoline Glamour. Her outfit consists of welded claws by Gary Fay, leather belt straps , one-armed metal plating, icing-pink hair, and even a pseudo-collar made of octopus tentacles. It’s an assemblage of the outré costumes that originally helped to cement Gaga’s fame.

[The cover] is almost a tableau of different parts of her journey throughout her life. How she has always transformed herself into different characters, establishing these Gaga ‘codes.’ Punk rock. Avant-garde. Alien. Norbert’s style is very voyeuristic, almost more cinematographic in nature, which I think worked well for this. And, you’ll notice, she can’t move. She’s bonded to this fashion. But this isn’t a bad thing. It’s both about where she started and how far she has come.

Nicola Formichetti for Vogue on May 29, 2020.

Symbols

Release and promotion

Temporary artwork

In response to tabloid reports saying she might be pregnant, Gaga tweeted on March 12, 2019, "Rumors I'm pregnant? Yeah, I'm pregnant with #LG6." Several news outlets speculated the tweet alluded to a release within a nine month window, the typical span of a human pregnancy, but the anniversary has since come and gone, proving the theory to be false. In October 2019, she jokingly announced via Twitter that the album would be called Adele after the English singer-songwriter of the same name. In January 2020, several news outlets reported that the album's lead single was scheduled to be released in early February, with the album's release following soon afterwards.

The album's title and release date were officially announced on March 2, 2020, through Gaga's social media accounts with an artwork featuring Chromatica's symbol on a pink background with "LG-6" stamped on the corner. Gaga confirmed that the image is a placeholder "This is not the album cover but we made it for you to enjoy in the meantime". The pre-order for the album was made available with the announcement. On March 24, Gaga announced in a statement on Instagram and other platforms that the release would be postponed until later that year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

First of all, I want to make sure everyone is staying safe and practicing social distancing. Please know that I'm thinking of you all.
I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I've made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.
This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn't feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.
Instead I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It's important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.
As you may have also heard, MGM sadly had to postpone my Vegas shows from April ‪30-May‬ 11 due to guidelines about public gatherings from the CDC. I'm hopeful that my other Vegas shows in May will continue, and we'll update you as soon as we have any new information. I also definitely plan to see you on the road for my CHROMATICA BALL tour this summer!
I had so many fun things planned for us to celebrate together… I had a secret Coachella set lined up, and a lot of other fun surprises, some of which I'm still planning to share with all of you very soon! Chromatica is still very much on the way and I can't wait.
To my fans, I love you. I know you are disappointed. Probably angry and sad. But I also know that as a fan base… as a family… we are strong, we are loving and we are the kindness punks. So I ask you to practice that kindness in these trying times.
I hope you can see that when the album does come out, I want us to be able to dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time. And until that time comes, LET'S ALL STAY HOME! But I promise you that when we can go out again, I'm going to make it SO MUCH FUN. I can't wait to be dancing with you all!

⚔️💓

—Lady Gaga

On April 5, 2020, Gaga revealed the cover artwork via social media after a physical cover was prematurely revealed earlier in the day by an online music retailer. Some day another statement about album delay was revealed on Gaga's official website.

On April 22, 2020, an American retail corporation, Target, accidentally leaked the tracklist for Chromatica on its website, where the album was available for pre-order. It didn’t take fans long to spot it, and after much hype and social media pickup, Lady Gaga herself revealed the tracklist of the album on the same day on her Instagram.

On September 30, 2020, Gaga shared a message of inspiration on a new Chromatica billboard in Los Angeles:

I wrote this album when I was sad. I wrote this album when I was mad. I wrote poems about fear, and I asked my poems to sing. I heard sines from above I've never heard before-to keep going, to keep breathing, to know each lyric was a step forward, each melody was a gift. Chromatica was a dream I had that became real. My art always teaches me something.

Chromatica taught me to dance my way through the pain. That the pain could get better, that music was my faith. Music is my religion. People are my god. I am here to serve the world and inspire as many people as possible to rejoice no matter what the circumstances are. We all deserve happiness. We are all valuable. Sometimes it just requires patience and fortitude to recognize our own strength. That is Chromatica.

—Sincerly, Lady Gaga

It was later added to the trifold vinyl booklet in June of 2021.

Singles

  1. "Stupid Love" (February 28, 2020), cover by Studio Pending.
  2. "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande (May 22, 2020), cover by Studio Pending and Brandon Bowen.
  3. "Sour Candy" with Blackpink (May 28, 2020).
  4. "911" (September 25, 2020).
  5. "Free Woman" (April 13, 2021).
NOTES

The Chromatica Ball

Promotional poster

On March 5, 2020, Gaga announced she would embark on The Chromatica Ball tour to support the album. The six-date trek was scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020, in Saint-Denis, France and end on August 19, 2020, in East Rutherford, United States. The tour was postponed twice from its original 2020 summer date due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Once on June 26, 2020 to postpone the dates to summer of 2021 and again on June 2, 2021 to postpone them to summer of 2022.

Track list and editions

The album has a standard and deluxe editions. The standard edition will consist of 16 tracks. The deluxe edition will contain 4 bonus tracks with a special Hardcover book.

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice" 02:57
3. "Stupid Love" 03:13
4. "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande 03:02
5. "Free Woman" 03:11
6. "Fun Tonight" 02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911" 02:52
9. "Plastic Doll" 03:41
10. "Sour Candy" with Blackpink 02:37
11. "Enigma" 02:59
12. "Replay" 03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" with Elton John 04:04
15. "1000 Doves" 03:35
16. "Babylon" 02:41
Deluxe edition
17. "Love Me Right" 02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40
20. "Stupid Love" (Ellis Remix) 04:11

CDs

Chromatica CD.png Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Jewel case
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B0032000-02
Barcode: 0602508854064
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

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Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41

Chromatica Hardcover Book.png Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Digibook
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B00885414
Barcode: 0602508854149
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

602508854149.png

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Love Me Right"   02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40

Chromatica Target Exclusive.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Jewel case
Released: May 29, 2020 Us.png
Catalog #: B0032001-02
Barcode: 0602508854071
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

602508854071.png

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Love Me Right"   02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40

Chromatica physical artwork.jpg Label: Universal Music Japan
Format: Jewel case
Released: May 29, 2020 Japan
Catalog #: UICS-1359
Barcode: 4988031378281
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

4988031378281.gif

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Stupid Love" (Ellis Remix) 04:11

Chromatica physical artwork.jpg Label: Universal Music Japan
Format: Jewel case
Released: May 29, 2020 Japan
Catalog #: UICS-9164
Barcode: 4988031384350
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

4988031384350.gif

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Love Me Right"   02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40
20. "Stupid Love" (Ellis Remix) 04:11

Chromatica Taiwan slipcase.jpg Label: Universal Music Taiwan
Format: Slipcase
Released: June 10, 2020 Taiwan
Catalog #: 0885406A
Barcode: 4718622313496
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

4718622313496.png

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41

Vinyls

Chromatica picture disc vinyl.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 12" Vinyl LP in a clear sleeve with sticker
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B00885413
Barcode: 0602508854132
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

602508854132.png

Chromatica milky clear vinyl.png Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 12" Vinyl LP in a clear sleeve with sticker
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B0031852-01
Barcode: 0602508789045
Design: Studio Pending
   

602508789045.png

Chromatica clear vinyl.png Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 12" Vinyl LP in a clear sleeve with sticker
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B0031976-01
Barcode: 0602508852961
Design: Studio Pending
   

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Chromatica silver vinyl.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: 12" Vinyl LP in a clear sleeve with sticker
Released: May 29, 2020
Catalog #: B0031977-01
Barcode: 0602508852978
Design: Studio Pending
   

602508852978.png

Track listing:

No. Title Length
Side A
A1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
A2. "Alice" 02:57
A3. "Stupid Love" 03:13
A4. "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande 03:02
A5. "Free Woman" 03:11
A6. "Fun Tonight" 02:53
A7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
A8. "911" 02:52
Side B
B1. "Plastic Doll" 03:41
B2. "Sour Candy" with Blackpink 02:37
B3. "Enigma" 02:59
B4. "Replay" 03:06
B5. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
B6. "Sine From Above" with Elton John 04:04
B7. "1000 Doves" 03:35
B8. "Babylon" 02:41

Chromatica trifold yellow vinyl 001.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Trifold yellow Vinyl LP
Released: June 12, 2021 (Record Store Day)
Catalog #: B0033479-01
Barcode: 0602435720128
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

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Tri-fold vinyls includes
  • Standard LP album with tracklisting sticker
  • 28 page LP size booklet
  • 40 page Fanzine

Chromatica trifold black vinyl 001.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Trifold black Vinyl LP
Released: June 25, 2021
Catalog #: B0033479-01
Barcode: 602435824932
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
Tri-fold vinyls includes
  • Standard LP album with tracklisting sticker
  • 28 page LP size booklet
  • 40 page Fanzine

Track listing:

No. Title Length
Side A
A1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
A2. "Alice" 02:57
A3. "Stupid Love" 03:13
A4. "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande 03:02
A5. "Free Woman" 03:11
A6. "Fun Tonight" 02:53
A7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
A8. "911" 02:52
Side B
B1. "Plastic Doll" 03:41
B2. "Sour Candy" with Blackpink 02:37
B3. "Enigma" 02:59
B4. "Replay" 03:06
B5. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
B6. "Sine From Above" with Elton John 04:04
B7. "1000 Doves" 03:35
B8. "Babylon" 02:41

Booklet:

Fanzine:

Cassettes

Left Format Cassette tape
Released May 29, 2020
Photo Norbert Schoerner
Design Studio Pending

Five editions of Chromatica were produced on cassettes. They all share the same standard album tracks but have different cassette and tape colors along with slightly different visuals.

Lady Gaga's official UK store exclusive edition United Kingdom
Left Cat N° B00712301
Barcode 602507123017
Shell Neon green
Tape Black
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Left Cat N° B00716611
Barcode 602507166113
Shell Transparent silver
Tape Pink
Cassette 1
Left Cat N° B00885408
Barcode 602508854088
Shell Transparent dark green
Tape Black
Cassette 2
Left Cat N° B00885422
Barcode 602508854224
Shell Pink
Tape Black
Cassette 3 - Limited Edition
Left Cat N° B00885423
Barcode 602508854231
Shell Mint green
Tape Black

Track listing:

No. Title Length
Side A
A1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
A2. "Alice" 02:57
A3. "Stupid Love" 03:13
A4. "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande 03:02
A5. "Free Woman" 03:11
A6. "Fun Tonight" 02:53
A7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
A8. "911" 02:52
Side B
B1. "Plastic Doll" 03:41
B2. "Sour Candy" with Blackpink 02:37
B3. "Enigma" 02:59
B4. "Replay" 03:06
B5. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
B6. "Sine From Above" with Elton John 04:04
B7. "1000 Doves" 03:35
B8. "Babylon" 02:41

Boxset

Chromatica Boxset 001.jpg Label: Interscope, Streamline
Format: Boxset
Released: November 20, 2020
Catalog #: B00885416
Barcode: 0602508854163
Design: Studio Pending
   

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Limited edition boxset includes:
  • Box 195x197x26mm / Outer Lid
  • International Hardcover book deluxe special 7' edition (22 tracks)
  • Album artwork poster
  • 8x Postcards
  • Temporary tattoos

Track listing:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Love Me Right"   02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40
20. "Rain On Me" (Purple Disco Machine Remix) 06:34
21. "Free Woman" (Honey Dijon Realness Remix) 06:45
22. "Rain On Me" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) 07:31

Postcards, temporary tattoos and poster:

Chromatica Boxset 001.jpg Label: Universal Music Japan
Format: Boxset
Released: Dec 16, 2020 Japan
Catalog #: UICS-9166
Barcode: 4988031408216
Design: Studio Pending
   

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Limited edition boxset includes:
  • Box 195x197x26mm / Outer Lid
  • Japanese Deluxe Hardcover book special 7' edition (23 tracks)
  • Special DVD
  • Album artwork poster
  • 8x Postcards
  • Temporary tattoos

CD:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Love Me Right"   02:51
18. "1000 Doves" (Piano Demo) 02:49
19. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40
20. "Rain On Me" (Purple Disco Machine Remix) 06:34
21. "Free Woman" (Honey Dijon Realness Remix) 06:45
22. "Rain On Me" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) 07:31
23. "Stupid Love" (Ellis Remix) 04:11

DVD:

No. Title Length
1. "Interview" (Recorded on March 11, 2020) 16:47
2. "Stupid Love" (Music video) 03:38
3. "Stupid Love" (The Making of) 06:36
4. "Rain On Me" (Music video) 03:09
5. "Rain On Me" (The Making of) 04:40
6. "Sour Candy" (Lyric video) 02:38
7. "911" (Short film) 04:43

Collector's edition digital frame (IICONI)

Chromatica IICONI 001.png Label: Interscope, Streamline, Polydor France
Format: Digital frame
Released: December 11, 2020 France
Catalog #: IIC004-20
Barcode: 3770018455020
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Design: Studio Pending
   

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IICONI is a collectable frame that offers a unique journey to the heart of Chromatica. This photo frame gives you access to an app where you can find music, videos, photos, news and stories. The album, in Deluxe Edition with 3 extra track, is available for HD FLAC download and optimized streaming 320 kbs.The dimensions of this aluminum frame is 30x30 cm, it's the same size as a standard 12" vinyl. This release is limited to 550 Individually numbered copies.

Digital frame includes:

  • The Album, in Deluxe Edition with 3 extra remix
  • Videos
  • Photogallery (Digital album and single covers, album photoshoot, music video stills from "Rain On Me" and "911")
  • Stories (Biography, Born This Way Foundation, Chromatica lyrics and etc.)
  • News

The Album:

No. Title Length
1. "Chromatica I" (Interlude) 01:00
2. "Alice"   02:57
3. "Stupid Love"   03:13
4. "Rain On Me" (with Ariana Grande) 03:02
5. "Free Woman"   03:11
6. "Fun Tonight"   02:53
7. "Chromatica II" (Interlude) 00:41
8. "911"   02:52
9. "Plastic Doll"   03:41
10. "Sour Candy" (with Blackpink) 02:37
11. "Enigma"   02:59
12. "Replay"   03:06
13. "Chromatica III" (Interlude) 00:27
14. "Sine From Above" (with Elton John) 04:04
15. "1000 Doves"   03:35
16. "Babylon"   02:41
17. "Stupid Love" (Vitaclub Warehouse Mix) 03:40
18. "Rain On Me" (Purple Disco Machine Remix) 06:34
19. "Free Woman" (Honey Dijon Realness Remix) 06:45
20. "Rain On Me" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) 07:31

Videos:

No. Title Length
1. "Stupid Love" (Music video) 03:38
2. "Rain On Me" (Music video) 03:09
3. "911" (Music video) 04:43
4. "Sour Candy" (Lyric video) 02:38
5. "2020 MTV Video Music Awards Medley"   09:18
6. "The Chromatica Weather Girls"    
7. "Stupid Love" (The Making of) 06:36
8. "Rain On Me" (The Making of) 04:40
9. "911" (The Making of - Vevo Footnotes) 04:42

Merchandise

Release history

Region Date Edition Format Catalog # Barcode Label
Worldwide May 29, 2020 Standard CD B0032000-02 0602508854064 Interscope
Streamline
Clear LP vinyl (Transparent) B0031976-01 0602508852961
Milky Clear LP vinyl (Standard) B0031852-01 0602508789045
Limited Picture LP vinyl B00885413 0602508854132
Limited Silver LP vinyl B0031977-01 0602508852978
Cassette Dark Green Colour B00885408 0602508854088
Cassette Pink Colour B00885422 0602508854224
Cassette Mint Green Colour B00885423 0602508854231
United Kingdom Cassette Electric Green Colour (UK Store Exclusive) B00712301 0602507123017 Polydor
Us.png Cassette Silver Colour (UO Exclusive) B00716611 602507166113 Interscope
Streamline
Japan Japanese Standard edition UICS-1359 4988031378281 Universal
Worldwide Deluxe CD (Limited Hardcover Book) B00885414 0602508854149 Interscope
Streamline
Us.png Target Exclusive CD B0032001-02 0602508854071
Japan Japanese Deluxe edition UICS-9164 4988031384350 Universal
Taiwan June 10, 2020 Standard Taiwan Press Version CD 0885406A
Worldwide Nov 20, 2020 Deluxe Boxset B00885416 0602508854163 Interscope
Streamline
Japan Dec 16, 2020 Boxset (Japanese edition) UICS-9166 4988031408216 Universal
Us.png June 12, 2021 Standard Trifold yellow vinyl (Record Store Day) B0033479-01 0602435720128 Interscope
Streamline
Worldwide June 25, 2021 Trifold black vinyl

Booklet and credits

Executive Producers: Bloodpop® & Lady Gaga
A&R: Bloodpop®
Management: Bobby Campbell for Haus of Gaga
Managing Director: Bo O'connor for Haus of Gaga
Art Direction & Design: Travis Brothers, Bryan Rivera, Isha Dipika Walia for Studio Pending
3D Design: Darío Alva
Art Manager: Aditya Pamidi
Photography: Norbert Schoerner
Fashion Direction: Nicola Formichetti for Haus of Gaga
Hair Frederic Aspiras for Haus of Gaga
Makeup: Sarah Tanno-Stewart for Haus of Gaga
Styling: Marta del Rio for Haus of Gaga
Nails: Miho Okawara
Additional Photography: Brandon Bowen
Production Coordinator: Lisa Einhorn-gilder
Assistants to Lady Gaga: Kim Ureña and Nico Milazzo for Haus of Gaga
Discography
Studio albums
Collaborative albums
Soundtracks
EPs
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