12:36pm PT by Jessica Letkemann, Billboard
Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera Release 'Do What U Want' Duet (Audio)
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera celebrated the start of 2014 with the release of a studio version of their duet on Gaga's "Do What U Want."
Around midnight, just after Dec. 31 became Jan. 1, Gaga tweeted a link to the song on iTunes and wrote, "pink champagne, gold lamé, hair, and fearlessness."
Here's 'Do What U Want feat. Christina Aguilera' STUDIO Version. http://t.co/sWNa0qWVdQ pink champagne, gold lame, hair, and fearlessness.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 1, 2014
Gaga and Aguilera previously surprised and thrilled fans by performing the Gaga song together during the finale of the The Voice in December. As 2014 arrived, Aguilera also shared news of the new release, tweeting, "Happy New Year! Loved performing #DWUW with Lady Gaga, so we made a special version."
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) January 1, 2014
Before the new version, Lady Gaga released "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly on her 2013 album ARTPOP.