Lady Gaga debuting tracks in FarmVille

Pop icon teams with Zynga for exclusive reveals for <i>Born This Way</i> in popular social game beginning May 17.

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Lady Gaga has been credited as having her finger firmly on the pulse of pop culture, and that keen sense of what's hot has apparently led her to the realm of video games. Today, the Associated Press is reporting that Lady Gaga will exclusively debut new tracks from her upcoming album Born This Way in Zynga's popular Facebook game FarmVille, which boasts 46 million unique users a month.

To access the tracks, players will be required to perform a certain number of tasks to hear one new track per day from May 17-19. Other tracks that aren't exclusive to Zynga's social-oriented agriculture game can also be unlocked leading up to the album's May 23 release date. The tracks can be heard in a farm called GagaVille. The AP's report did not indicate which tracks would be available for unlock in the game.

Lady Gaga knows how to grow a fan base.

Zynga and Lady Gaga will also be partnering on an album-giveaway opportunity, whereby gamers can pick up a digital copy of Born This Way and an in-game unicorn by purchasing a $25 game card through Best Buy. Purchasers will also be entered into a contest to win a spot in the singer's next video shoot.

Additional Lady Gaga-branded items can be had by playing other games developed by Zynga. Lastly, those who play Zynga's Words With Friends will have a chance to win concert tickets and signed albums.

Discussion

33 comments
emperiox
emperiox

I can't wait to wake up in the middle of the night and open up Farmville to hear Judas. That'll ruin my entire day.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

Well, obviously these will be some of her more upbeat dancy songs, and not the moodier ones.

Eric_VA
Eric_VA

man, can i get just a normal FarmVille?

BloodMist
BloodMist

When fads collide, terrible things happen.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

TAKE this blasphemy off Gamespot, heathen.

DarxPhil
DarxPhil

And yet another reason i don't want to play Farmville. lol

gamemaster2200
gamemaster2200

Or as the article should have been called, "Another reason to not play Farmville".

Deeze-Nutz
Deeze-Nutz

I wonder how many YouTube accounts will get in trouble for fraps recordings. LOL. Lost my account for a gta 4 gameplay video due to the background game music copyright bull.

Magrino
Magrino

@Sigil-otaku Yeah, Lady Gaga ain't bad.

boerescu
boerescu

@Kayweg u nailed it with so few words ! right on the money there m8 ! i subscribe !!!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

LMAO like anyone who plays that actually cares about Lady Gaga. Personally I find her stuff annoying like most pop music nowadays.

Kayweg
Kayweg

low level gaming meets low level music...sounds like a perfect match to me

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Can I ask what all the Lady Gaga hate is about? She's a better singer (vocal quality and clarity) than most modern singers, her lyrics aren't too bad (although can be tainted with repetition and the obsessive use of gaga or something else) and she is quite varied for such an early stage in her career. She's shown she has talent, an interest in more than just signing (fashion and cinematography) etc. and while she is strange that is refreshing. How many people honestly want to carry on with common main stream crap like a black man rapping and thinking he is the best in the world or a female singer that keeps swapping between her 'tough' and her 'sexy' side because she thinks she needs to in order to have a personality but doesn't realise she's just following the strong woman stereotype and losing any individuality? I am a fan of lady gaga and don't mind others having an opinion but based on her huge fanbase, varied songs and good voice I'd she is a great singer even if she doesn't sing what you like (which is still better than what most are singing about at the moment) so just want to hear peoples opinions.

firehawk998
firehawk998

If this any indication then expect Rebecca Blacks next song to premiere with Mafia Wars.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Horrible singer in a horrible game.What else can I say?

McDog3
McDog3

By the gods, what have we done...

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

Two negatives don't equal a positive Zynga...

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

ok, this article is just so random, i mean, farmville? lmfao

Psycho_Hands
Psycho_Hands

......Ok,but that still won't convince me to play FarmVille.

S2333
S2333

She certainly knows her target market.

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

Actually, with news items like this, it MUST be April 1st all over again. Gaga used to be entertaining, now she's just strange.

Brinne
Brinne

This isn't April 1st, is it?

aldesk21
aldesk21

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Zloth2
Zloth2

Let me guess... I'm not part of the target audience, am I?

soulless4now
soulless4now

Weird, but can't say I'm surprised by it.

nocoverart
nocoverart

Two of the things (Lady Gaga is a thing) I most despise coming together, how nice!.

lock445
lock445

I suppose that from a business standpoint, it's possible that the consumers that purchase Gaga music are also players of Farmville. Marketing-wise, this technically makes sense, but I just can't see this as still being "art" when two totally irreverent products are mixed for the sake of product marketing.

EPaul
EPaul

Lady Gaga + Farmville= Mainstream