Lady Gaga raises $1.5 million for Japan victims

Lady Gaga has raised $1.5 million (£937,500) for relief efforts in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The singer made the announcement on her official website in which she pledged to carry on fundraising for the relief effort.

Gaga designed a special bracelet earlier this month, which have been selling fast to fans to help aid those affected by the tradgey.

"We've already raised $1.5 million dollars selling these fashion prayer bracelets that we've designed in the Haus Of Gaga,' she said.

'They say 'We pray for Japan' in both English and in Japanese. We want to raise even more money and send as much as we can over to help you. We will be praying. I love you and I'm praying for you.'

More than 10,000 people died earlier this month after Japan was hit by a massive 9.0-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami.