Album Cover: Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’

Born This Way

Put your wheels up for Lady Gaga. From the Haus of Gaga and photographer Nick Knight comes the black-and-white artwork for the pop provocateur’s third album Born This Way, riding into stores May 23. Gaga conveys the album’s title, morphing into a motorcycle with her arms becoming spokes and blonde head veering out from the front. ‘Cause she was born this way, baby.

Is the cover capital H-O-T or N-O-T? Leave your comments below.

UPDATE: Gaga has revealed the special edition cover for Born This Way, which is a closeup of her face from the standard artwork. See it below.

Born This Way

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87 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    FAIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Kwayzee

    i like her music but this picture is a mess .

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  3. BitchesIsMySons

    Lol Its Very Gaga And How Is The Cover A Fail? Someone Explain To me How Anything Lady Gaga Does Is A Fail

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    the cool Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, this pic says it all,still like her though

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    fizzle Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, Very Gaga?! PLZ!!! Kelis did this for her FLESHTONES album!

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  4. Jordan

    Hunni, you werent born a motorcycle #FAILL

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Jordan, looooooooool!!!

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  5. LOVE?

    i dnt get it, but ok.

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  6. monster

    I wish this was a joke

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  7. T.I. Supporter

    BAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!!! the gaga cycle. Damn theres alotta people who could make tht cover at home.

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  8. San Diego

    hahahha! lol

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  9. Soloman

    Woahh!! I like the artwork, but I don’t it was a good choice for an album cover :(

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  10. jeremydante

    I don’t get it.

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  11. anonymous

    N-O-T – but its her and she likes it. I guess that’s what the albums all about, learning to appreciate all things including things disliked or unaccepted. (Whatever) :^/

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  12. seb

    lmao I like it

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  13. Mr

    This reminds of when kanye west showed his album cover and revealed his album title. I didn’t get, and hated it at first but I stayed with it. Now look what his Album has become. We don’t always understand an artists choices but sometimes thats the way it should be. I don’t know what she was going for with this cover and if it is horrible or not but that won’t matter to me because at the end of the day i enjoy her music and this won’t stop me from buying the album for its content and not its packaging.

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  14. Will.e

    This soooo cheap, ugly, & tacky!!!! I cant wait to the Gaga hype dies for good! Her music is ok, but it this an indication of whats to come she’s done!

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  15. Derek

    I agree it looks tacky and cheap, but I think that might have been what she was going for. The motorcycle probably represents her being wild, free, and untamed (she was born that way….get it?)Although, I probably don’t do enough coke to understand her metaphors.

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    Josh Reply:

    @Derek, LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo

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  16. chet

    i can dig it. it reminds me of an ’80s album artwork. you can even see it in the font. #rockstar

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  17. dondon

    THE FvCK IS THIS?????

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  18. d rod

    this is ugly. smh.

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  19. Beyonce is the Queen

    at first i thought she was leaning on the motorbike, but her body is the motorbike! lol

    it looks good. its art people.

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  20. MADEIT

    “Hunni, you werent born a motorcycle #FAILL”

    LMAOOOOOOOOO

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  21. Sharp Tongue

    I do agree it’s a #Fail, but it’s Gaga she’s known for crazy shit like this go ahead girl do you if you were born this way lol.

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  22. JuliEN

    NOT

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  23. Defsky

    Damn, NOT NOT NOT loll
    just look at the way Born This Way is written on top of the cover,, it looks like it been done on Words … WTF.. Don’t tell me it’s are, she just change the handle for her arms and then put her face on the middle.. that ain’t acceptable andit look cheap…some mixtape cover look 10x better that can’t not be the official one. there’s WAY

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  24. Mals

    @Mr But MBDTF was a different story

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  25. yana

    I like it!

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  26. Bert

    who cares? She might as well put the teletubbies on the cover, call it “art”, and still get the #1 spot on hype alone. so sad.

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    alltabletsIZmysons Reply:

    @Bert, amen!!!…A FREAKIN MEN!

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    alltabletsIZmysons Reply:

    no and no…2 failed singles…and now she is a demon alien motorcycle bitch…i wanna rip those bone things off her face…lol

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  27. Antony

    I don’t like the writing; the motorcycle thing is okay, but I don’t get it? Your weren’t born that way…

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  28. Joel

    Deff. a NOT, this is seriously one of the ugliest covers I’ve seen.
    That picture is ugly as hell and the text looks so unprofesional!

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  29. germany blanco

    am sorry guys but i just think when lady gaga drops her album everything will shut down she is very powerful now

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  30. PhatRabbit

    damn, this cover looks sooo cheap made.
    everybody with just a little photshop skills could make that

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  31. xIndo

    Damn there are so many beautiful/great/awsome pictures of GaGa and then this has to be the cover ;/
    Hmm, me doesn’t like ;l
    Though I’m very excited to hear the rest of the album.

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  32. Xmerg

    “My momma told me when I was young..were all born MOTORCYCLES!”

    It just looks messed up and not for the right reasons. Her face looks uncomfortable and the “morphing” into the bike looks in every sense unnatural.

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  33. Jarvis

    This looks very demonic.

    “Hunni you weren’t born to a motorcycle”—

    LMAO!

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  34. KAVION

    MOTHER MONSTER RULES THE WORLD..STAY MAD

    United States: #1
    France: #1
    Finland: #1
    Greece: #1
    Italy: #1
    Portugal: #1
    Canada: #1
    Spain: #1
    Sweden: #1
    Mexico: #1

    Belgium: #2
    Ireland: #2
    New Zealand: #2

    United Kingdom: #3
    Australia: #3
    Netherlands: #3

    Switzerland: #5
    Norway: #6
    Austria: #9
    Denmark: #11
    Luxembourg: #12
    Germany: #14
    Japan: -

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    Josh Reply:

    @KAVION, GAGA STANNNNNNNNN – Nobody is mad -_______- the cover art is just ugly, hands down

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  35. NNN

    MASSIVE NOT !

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  36. KAVION

    OOPS SHE IS NOW #1 IN BELGIUM… WHO IS MAD

    OHHHHHH IM IN LOVE WITH JUDA JUDAAAAA JUDA GA A GAAA

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    KC Reply:

    @KAVION, Ok

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  37. germany blanco

    she is number 1 on itunes already told you she is powerfull now

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  38. R.I.P. Left Eye , 9 years gone..

    it’s alright ,striking yes.

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  39. gaga blanco

    when the QUEEN OF POP comes in town everything shut down

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  40. jimscreechie

    Creepy

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  41. Elisha

    It’s a NOT!!! She can do better than this!! This stinks!!

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  42. Rafaiahhhh

    horrible

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  43. Paulopxd

    not

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  44. am me

    gaga is known for crazy shits like dis so i c no reason y any one should call dis fail…who would go have a plasty surgiry to add cartilage to her face to make a video like born dis way??? If not GAGA…so if u call it tack its tack, if u call it wack its wack, if u call it cheap its cheap…but she is botn d way she is…any thing she does its her style!

    Mother monster, u rock…

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    absinthe Reply:

    @am me,

    you idiot, what she has on her face in the video isn’t real. it’s called MAKEUP. That being said, gaga is my life and I’ll defend on almost anything she does, but this is where I draw the line. the BTW cover couldn’t be ANY worse and it makes me want to cry.

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  45. jermal

    For some reason this puts me in the same mind frame as ciara’s Fantasy Ride cover…. #Fail
    This has to be a Joke!

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    COMEGETIT Reply:

    @jermal, WHY IS THE REAL QUEEN CIARA EVEN MENTIONED IN THIS POST, COME NOW WE KNOW WHO THE REAL QUEEN IS!

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    jermal Reply:

    @COMEGETIT, OK….You win!

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    jeffmoor Reply:

    @jermal, brown I thought Iowa’s the only one and I don’t even like coarse like that…

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  46. midalex

    This looks so dumb. I think she finally has lost it. All the “FAME” went to her head and she just knows if she puts out anything, everyone will love it.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @midalex, yeah yeah u the best dude

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  47. Haze

    the concept is pretty good! but the typeface is looks soooo cheap!

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  48. Beauty

    I love it!!!

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  49. C94B

    Lady Gaga has masterfully (her or her record company) “loyalized” her fanbase, by being massively active outside of the musical world (image, statements, buzzes, etc.), and I honestly think that Gaga’s fans are now so loyal and love her so much (I even believe that, unconsciously, most of her fans love her the most for other reasons than her music) that from now on even if she does crappy music or lame artwork (cf. respectively “Born This Way” & this album cover, IN MY OPINION), people will follow the lead and buy the thing. I don’t like Lady Gaga, but I’ll go ahead and I can say that she is the typical 21st Century Superstar. Was it better before ? It depends, make your own opinion.

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  51. Mr_Entertain3r

    This shit is such a fail. This bitch is so fucking irritating. Her “weirdness” and “creativity” is now some dumb bullshit and I can’t take her seriously anymore. What the fuck is wrong with this wench? This shit ain’t creative!!!!!!!!! Try again bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. Hris MONSTER

    LOVE IT !!!! so freaky <3 GaGa RLZ !!!

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  54. maya

    my reaction to everything lady gaga does “umm okay…”

    Where’s her arms?!

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  55. Lady Caca

    I don’t like it…at all. But of course, her brainwashed little monsters will gobble it up, even if it’s sh*t.

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  56. BIa

    i dont like it.

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  57. Claris

    I thought she would be in an egg or something! wat the heck?! this dont make sense. Its a cool cover but just doesn’t go.

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  58. DJ

    I like it, its better than any other album cover.

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  59. Neickha

    Its okay. I think it would of made since if she was in an egg, and her head was poking out with like oozing membranes or something. (Like in the video) Like that Vessel at the grammys…Her grammy entrance in the “vessel” would of been great… Well this is only the album cover. Whos know what pictures are going to be in the booklet.

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  60. Yes sir

    Why is this on a “RAP” site

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    GRRRR Reply:

    @Yes sir, Did you know that it was pun intended?

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  61. Sean

    Horrible!!!

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  62. Kyle

    I wasn’t really expecting this. The font and the bike are kinda cheesy. But whatever, as long as the music is good which I’m sure it will be.

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  63. JFenty

    I dont understand, she is tellin peopl 2 embrace the way they were made ,yet she is fused with a motorcycle on her album cover? hmmm #fail.

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  64. sleazy

    She uses GOD name in her songs 4 an excuse to be a demonic ho like her! she has horns. tells every1 happy 666! she is dressd in nun clthes bt she acts like a ho. singing bout judas honey u were never born ths way! you sick

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  65. mimi

    its ok, it looks like it could of been more of a single cover; than an album cover

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  66. Mike

    This album cover is awful! She needs to look at Britney’s catalog and to see what fierce album covers look like.

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  67. Heminem

    Didnt like it first.
    But now its ok. Its certainly unexpected.

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  68. chris_shorts

    gaga i love u but this looks like real bad editing idk if a fan man this but tha chrome bevel and emboss is not cute on the title like this is photoshop gone wrong

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  69. Goon

    Cheap. I hope it’s a fake.

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  70. beebeeloves u33

    i love lady gaga, but this cover is failed. the cover with the rockers jacket approved

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  71. joejpaige

    I don’t believe this is the true cover. She revealed it three times through Twitter. The same number of times Judas betrayed Judas. Also she released the track to iTunes four days early. Judas betrayed Jesus the third time four days before Easter. Just a theme I think she has going.

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  72. saul holguin

    i like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOT!!!!

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  73. C

    Oh My God, That Girl is a real monster Bwohahaha

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