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Bieber, Lady Gaga in Starship Christmas Album

Published: 12:50PM Tuesday November 06, 2012 Source: ONE News

A secretly filmed advertisement for this year's Starship Christmas Album featuring Justin Bieber will be released this month.

The footage was shot when Bieber visited Auckland's Starship Hospital in July while on a three-day tour to promote his latest album, Believe.

The shoot for the commercial was shrouded in the strictest secrecy, with only music industry veteran Paul Ellis, Starship Foundation staff and a small TV crew allowed to attend the filming.

Ellis said having Bieber "support this album, generously provide one his tracks for it, and lead the television campaign to promote the album is truly incredible".

"Bieber was a delight to work with," Ellis said.

Along with Bieber the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic and Lucy Lawless. All artists have provided their songs royalty free.

Starship Foundation CEO Brad Clark said: "We're very grateful to the extraordinary line-up of artists who have generously contributed their music - they've already made this Christmas very special for Starship."

The album will retail for $16 with all profits going to the Starship Foundation. The album will be available nationwide from November 19 through The Warehouse stores nationally and for digital download from here .

The commercial will debut in November to support sales of the Starship Christmas Album 2012.

Bieber helped raise $10,000 for the hospital through his Believe Charity Drive earlier this year.