Cher has rush-released her new single after it was leaked online at the beginning of the week (beg19Nov12).

The pop superstar had hoped to take her time to record a video for Woman's World before releasing the tune, but a snippet of the song appeared on the Internet last month (Oct12), and the full track emerged online late on Wednesday (21Nov12), forcing her to change her plans.

Posting the release news on Wednesday, Cher wrote, "We thought we had time, but it started popping all over the world!"

The track is the first release from Cher's first studio album since 2001. It features songs written for her by Pink and Lady Gaga.