…with the first single to be released on February 13, 2011.

As Gaga promised earlier this year, she made a special Twitter announcement at midnight on new years eve. I believe the original plan (according to a Rolling Stone interview) was for the album name to be tattooed on her and for that to be the midnight Twitpic, but this changed to the debut of a special image shot by her favourite photography collaborator Nick Knight of SHOWstudio.

Without further ado, here is the photo and Tweet. The album, Born This Way, is dropping on 23 May – two months after the seventh studio album of Britney Spears and later than previously speculated. The first single will be premiere on 13 February (night of the Grammys), and appears to also be titled, Born This Way.

LADY GAGA MIDNIGHT BORN THIS WAY ANNOUNCEMENT NICK KNIGHT, SHOWSTUDIO

ADY GAGA MIDNIGHT BORN THIS WAY ANNOUNCEMENT NICK KNIGHT, SHOWSTUDIO