A representative from Billboard tells us that all of those who pre-ordered ARTPOP received the new single for free. Whenever a person who pre-ordered the album launches iTunes, "Do What U Want" is automatically downloaded to their account. This explains why the song went to number one instantly on iTunes.
Is Lady Gaga once again trying to cheat the system? For once, we can say she isn't. Billboard and iTunes recently changed their policy on letting free downloads chart. However, the sales will not count towards Billboard's final digital sales tally next week.
"Do What U Want" has received some pretty harsh reviews. Entertainment Weekly ripped the song to shreds and suggested that it just doesn't come together. Other critics claimed it sounds like a Christina Aguilera reject. Let's hope there are some better tracks on ARTPOP.