Earlier this month Lady Gaga announced that VENUS was chosen to be the second single from ARTPOP.
However on Monday, a new promotional single titled Do What U Want, which features the collaboration with R. Kelly, was released on iTunes.
The song exceeded the expectations and surprisingly received a very positive feedback from everyone, making it reach the #1 spot in over 70 countries on the digital store.
After taking into consideration these results, Lady Gaga and her team decided to go for Do What U Want as the next single from ARTPOP. Read what Lady Gaga said:
Don’t worry monsters! We are still scheduled to release #Venus this Monday with a snippet on Friday! AND it will STILL have its own video! However we are overwhelmed by the worldwide response + excitement for DO WHAT U WANT feat. R KELLY & are happy to announce it as 2nd single. It’s time to band together + spread the word as 11.11 ARTPOP approaches! Thank u for creating this unexpected turn I feel very blessed today.