Born This Way is the second studio album by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released on May 23, 2011, by Interscope Records. The album is a follow-up to her internationally successful album The Fame (2008) and EP The Fame Monster (2009). As co-producer of every track on the album, Gaga collaborated with numerous producers, including RedOne and Fernando Garibay, with whom she had previously worked, and newcomers such as DJ Snake, DJ White Shadow, Jeppe Laursen, Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Clinton Sparks. She also included artists like E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons and Queen guitarist Brian May on tracks from the album.