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sale in the United States. It also topped the charts in more than 20 countries around the world. While releasing more singles from the album, she did a collaboration with Tony Bennett on the jazz version of "The Lady Is a Tramp". She struck a friendship with the senior singer after he did a charcoal sketch of her naked self.
GaGa once again invited the chatters when she performed 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone. She attempted to kiss Britney Spears on stage in a staged stunt, but Britney stopped her and said that she was done with a same-sex kiss, referring to her famous on-stage kiss with Madonna back in 2003.
In late 2011, GaGa parted ways with her longtime choreographer Laurieann Gibson and replaced her with Richard Jackson. In November that year, GaGa released some festive-related projects such as her fourth extended play "A Very GaGa Holiday" and a Thanksgiving Day television special entitled "A Very GaGa Thanksgiving". She had started working on her third album while going on "Born This Way" tour.
While working for her next album, GaGa continued traveling the world for live concerts and appeared in movies "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For". In early 2013, she had to take a break from performing after suffering a hip surgery. During this year, her feud with frenemy Perez Hilton escalated.
She also had a rift with Kelly Osbourne but she offered an olive branch by sending the E! host a birthday cake on her 29th birthday. Her peace offering was initially rejected harshly by Osbourne but the "Fashion Police" judge later backtracked her rants.
Two years in the making, her third all-new album "ARTPOP" was finally released on November 6. 2013. It boasted a hit single "Applause" which peaked at No. 4 on Hot 100. It became her twelfth top-ten single in the United States. Just before the album got released, news broke out that she parted ways with her longtime manager Troy Carter due to creative differences.
"ARTPOP" landed at No. 1 on Billboad 200, but it was considered a flop because it failed to sell as much as its predecessor. Following fans' criticism, GaGa returned in 2014 with a jazz album which she worked on with Tony Bennett. Titled "Cheek to Cheek", the record received rave reviews from critics and made its debut at