Singer Lady Gaga will release her next album, Artpop, as an app for Apple's iPad and iPhone, as well as in traditional physical and digital formats. Writing in a post on her Little Monsters social networking site yesterday, Gaga announced that the interactive album, set to be released in Spring 2013, will include "chats, films for every song, extra music, content, gaga inspired games, fashion updates, magazines, and more."

As well as iOS, the Artpop app will reportedly be "mobile and computer compatible," though it is not clear whether it will be available for Android or other smartphone platforms — in her personal message, Gaga advised fans to "start asking for IPADS FOR XMAS!" She follows in the footsteps of fellow musician Sting, whose free Sting 25 app includes photos, interviews, journal entries, and concert footage.