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Lady Gaga's Telephone to make India debut

Pop star Lady Gaga's music video of her much-awaited single Telephone is going to premiere in India on April 7. Featuring pop superstar Beyonce Knowles, Telephone is the...

music Updated: Mar 30, 2010 19:45 IST

Lady GagaPop star Lady Gaga's music video of her much-awaited single Telephone is going to premiere in India on April 7.

Featuring pop superstar Beyonce Knowles, Telephone is the second single from Lady Gaga's platinum album The Fame Monster and will make its video debut on VH1 channel.

"What I like about it is it's a real true pop event...when I was younger I was always excited when there was a big giant event happening in pop music and that's what I wanted this to be," Gaga said in a statement for the video.

Helmed by music video director Jonas Akerlund, the nine-minute video has already sparked waves with its gritty, erotic and wildly fierce visual stunningness courtesy Gaga's dance stylings, costume design and unworldly hair and make-up.

Released on November 23, 2009, The Fame Monster is a follow-up to Gaga's debut album The Fame (2008). Both the albums combined have sold 10 million copies worldwide.

While The Fame spawned four number one singles Just dance, Poker face, Love game, and Paparazzi, making her the first artist in Billboard history to accomplish that feat on a debut album, The Fame Monster has also produced a fifth number one single for Gaga with Bad romance.

Lady Gaga's five singles have sold more than 17 million copies total and the video for Bad Romance has racked up more than 140 million online views.

Gaga has said that the video for Telephone picks up where Paparazzi left off but will surpass its predecessor. It is the second time Gaga and Beyonce have collaborated for a visual adventure, first on Beyonce's Video phone and now on Gaga's Telephone.

Beyonce says she was thrilled to re-team with Lady Gaga. "It was fun to work with Gaga again. This video was a unique opportunity to do something we think will surprise our fans in a creative, edgy way not always seen," she said.

The Fame Monster has been released on Universal Music.