The Nick Knight-directed video starts off as a 'Star Trek' saga with Gaga speaking of the birth of the new nation. A bikini-clad, dancing Gaga enters, and the video moves everywhere from her giving birth to a Day of the Dead-inspired, painted face -- and dance -- with a fellow 'dead' beau.
'Born' is the first single from Gaga's second album of the same name, out May 23. This is one of two videos that Lady Gaga will release for 'Born This Way.' A second video and audio track -- a stripped-down, acoustic version -- will be available exclusively on iTunes, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song will go to an anti-bully charity.
Gaga has described the video as "the birth of a new race within the race of humanity. The birth of a new race that doesn't bear any prejudices." Gaga added, "I think the most important thing is that I continue to grow, and I knew when I put [out] 'Born This Way' it would be a transitional moment, because it doesn't sound like [my previous singles]."
'Born This Way' exploded on the Web with nearly eight million views on YouTube. Covers of the song have already filled the YouTube queue as well, including 10-year-old Maria Aragon's recent rendition (the tiny singer was invited to join Gaga on stage for a recent show.) The single, which has been compared to Madonna's 1989 hit 'Express Yourself,' even prompted Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande to paid homage to Lady Gaga and Madonna. The 'Victorious' actress released a mashup of 'Born This Way' and Madge's 'Like a Prayer' track.
The single has already broken records as the fastest-selling single on iTunes and became the 1000th No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' video.