From presenting Greatest Image on the Oscars to belting on the Grammys stage, it is simply one other week for Girl Gaga. For tonight’s (April 3) Grammy Awards, Gaga blasted down from Chromatica to offer the viewers an enormous band expertise, performing tracks from Love for Sale, the jazz album she recorded with music legend, Tony Bennett.
Whereas Bennett wasn’t on the awards ceremony in individual — he retired from the stage final yr as a result of his worsening Alzheimer’s situation — he recorded a video introduction to Gaga’s efficiency, blowing the pop star a kiss.
Then, Mom Monster took to the stage, buying and selling her common Chromatica couture for a chic turquoise robe, to sing with an enormous band. Her efficiency was reworked right into a touching love letter to Bennett with movies of the 2 of them recording within the studio taking part in behind her.
Gaga introduced the home down by singing two tracks, “Love for Sale” and “Do I Love You,” ending her quantity by sitting on the stage of the MGM Grand Backyard Area, trying into the digital camera, and saying “I really like you, Tony. We miss you.”
Gaga and Bennett’s second collaboration, Love for Sale, earned six Grammy nominations this yr, together with Album of the 12 months, Greatest Conventional Pop Vocal Album, and File of the 12 months. Bennett has earned 18 Grammys over the course of his profession, whereas Gaga has obtained 12. Their earlier duets album, Cheek to Cheek, gained Greatest Conventional Pop Vocal Album on the 2015 Grammy Awards.
“This album occurred as a result of it was Tony’s concept and I made him a promise that we might make it and we did. At 95 years outdated, he has extra nominations than ever, I’m so honored to be his companion in music and his pal,” Gaga wrote on Instagram when the Grammy nominations had been introduced again in November. “Thanks to the general public for loving us, we absolutely love one another, and also you. Imagine in love and partnership, even with 60 years between us, and Alzheimer’s, there’s nothing just like the magic of music. I really like you Tony, and the world loves you too. How might they not?”