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'Telephone' Director Convinced Lady GaGa Will Be the Next Madonna

March 17, 2010 09:02:15 GMT

Although claiming he doesn't like comparing artists he has worked with, Jonas Akerlund reveals that Lady GaGa's hard work has reminded him a lot of Madonna.


'Telephone' Director Convinced Lady GaGa Will Be the Next Madonna
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The man behind some of Madonna's most iconic videos has hailed Lady GaGa as the next Queen of Pop, after noticing the similarities between the pop pair while filming the singer's epic new video for "Telephone". Jonas Akerlund directed GaGa's racy new promo, which features Beyonce Knowles and lasts a staggering nine-and-a-half minutes.

And the Swedish filmmaker, who worked with the "Material Girl" on her "Ray of Light" and "Music" videos, couldn't believe how alike Madonna and the "Poker Face" hitmaker are. He tells MTV, "I really don't like to compare the artists that I work with, because they are all so unique and so different. One thing for sure is that GaGa is a true artist. She's really a huge talent, and she's such a hard worker."

"That makes me think of Madonna, because Madonna is always such a hard worker, more than anybody else. She's (Madonna) always very creative. She always goes back to creativity. She has so much politics around and all these stupid rumors and gossip and all that, and some artists manage to stay above that. So, in that sense, I'm fine with comparing (GaGa and Madonna), but then again, they're so different."

"I also have 12 years with Madonna and I have two videos with GaGa; it's the future to tell, but I think that GaGa has all the potential and all the tools and all the brain to take her creativity as far she wants to. But she's great." GaGa recently insisted she was ready to revolutionize the pop charts, the same way Madonna did in the 1980s.


 




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posted by guy on Mar 18, 2010
The next Queen of Pop? Like there would be ever another female who could claim that title. Now that MJ is gone there isn't a new King of Pop either. The comparison will help Gaga now, but in order to maintain as an artist it isn't very wise to be too Madonna-like. She needs her own image..
posted by agreetopotomus on Mar 17, 2010
I've seen Madonna since her debut and Gaga is way beyond her in pure muscal talent. Madonna is a classy lady and I think she would agree. Madonna had the chutzpah of Gaga but Gaga is one of a kind. Very exciting to anticipate what she is capable of doing in the years ahead. Her voice and musical sense are aortic. Bonus points for her solid character and intelligence. Her critics croak like a pondful of frogs but she makes music that will last which is so rare in recent decades.
posted by pinkcupcake on Mar 17, 2010
lady gaga TRIES HARD to be like madonna!when i saw her in the telephone video, it was OBVIOUS who she was trying to be like with the bleached blond hair and the dark eyebrows.iknew right away she was copying the classic madonna look. if she didnt wear all the stupid,ridiculous getups,noone would talk about her. and shes hella ugly!!!!! if anyone is like madonna, i would say its britney. shes the biggest pop princess of our time and after 10 yrs shes still selling out arenas! plus, shes super sexy-unlike ugly ass big nose gaga!!!!!

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