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New Lady Gaga single 'Judas' released today

April 15, 2011 |  3:48 pm

Lady Gaga-Judas single cover 4-2011 “Judas,” the second single from Lady Gaga’s forthcoming “Born This Way” album, is going out to radio and retailers April 15, her label announced Friday.

It follows the title track, which posted 1 million paid downloads in five days upon its release in February, accomplishing that feat faster than any previous recording.

“Judas” is landing a few days ahead of a previously announced April 19 release date, presumably to head off pre-release Internet leaks.

A video also is in the pipeline, in which Gaga is said to be taking on the role of Mary Magdalene in this version of the biblical story of the disciple who betrayed Jesus.

The "Born This Way" album is slated for May 23 release.
 — Randy Lewis