An unusual musical duo – Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett – released their second album in September this year. Now the recording of the exceptional concert that the couple gave as part of the series will have its premiere MTV Unplugged.
Although his first album – Cheek is cheek – released in 2014, this duo never ceases to surprise. The collision of two such distant musical worlds – the contemporary pop icon of 35-year-old Lady Gaga and the stage legend of 95-year-old Tony Bennett – once again, with the release of the album Love for Sale in September this year, it resulted in a merger that will no doubt go down in history. Moreover, the second release of this extraordinary pair of artists seems to be even more special than the first album. All thanks to the deteriorating health of Tony Bennett, who, despite the worsening Alzheimer’s disease (which was diagnosed in a musician in 2016), was able not only to record – as it turned out – his last album in his career, but also to perform in front of the audience. . Apart from those registered as One Last Time: an Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performances at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in August this year, which were also the official farewell of the 95-year-old singer to the stage, the couple recorded a special concert as part of the famous series MTV Unplugged. The show, which was recorded on July 2, 2021, was finally given a premiere date. As MTV authorities informed, it will be broadcast on December 16, 2021.
Album Love for Sale received three nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards in November, and the single promoting the publisher – I Get a Kick Out of You – He will compete for another three statuettes in the following categories: Recording of the year, Best duo / group performance and Best music video. With the release of his 61st album, Tony Bennett also entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest artist in history to record an album with premiere material.
Source: Billboard, NME