While some acts are pressing on with their album releases as scheduled - and even bringing them forward, as in Dua Lipa's case - others are postponing theirs.
One of the most hotly-anticipated pop records of 2020, Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica', has now been pushed back until later this year.
The album was originally due for release on April 10th, but she took to Instagram to explain her reasoning.
"This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic,” she wrote. "Instead, I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions.
"It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help this who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.”
She added that she had other 'fun things' planned around the album's release, including a secret Coachella set before it was postponed.
See some of the fan reactions below:
coronavirus delayed lady gaga’s album? yeah you know the gays are going to find a vaccine to cure everyone in the next few weeks. https://t.co/Sweso0ng5E
— jack (@fkajack) March 24, 2020
This damn virus is forcing lady gaga to postpone her album! We need to find a cure immediately!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eSFrU2IWNU
— and all that jazz 🎷 (@Tony_Mf_Bologna) March 24, 2020
Due to COVID-19 Lady Gaga has decided to postpone her album release scheduled for April 10th 2020
this has gone TOO FAR
— Dave (@ravidduiz) March 24, 2020
Me eating my feels after finding out Lady Gaga had to postpone the drop date for Chromatica AND hearing about this secret coachella set we aren't gonna see all at once 😭 pic.twitter.com/jiDLGBgDKh
— Haus of Babylon 🌙 (@toxickween) March 24, 2020
respecting lady gaga’s choice to postpone chromatica but also wanting chromatica pic.twitter.com/0cy98ruQFp
— sophia (@spideysoph) March 24, 2020