With 39.8 million Twitter followers, pop singer-songwriter Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters are a force to be reckoned with. But Gaga’s new single,“Applause,” has performed well below expectations. It is currently the #7 single on iTunes in the United States.

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There is a new queen of pop, and her name isn’t Gaga:

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Even some of Gaga’s diehard fans are starting to worry:

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Gaga is promoting the single aggressively:

And she is putting a bright face on the weak sales numbers:

She insists the obituaries are premature:

Time will tell.

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