Tony Bennett and Girl Gaga‘s particular friendship spanned a few years.
After an opportunity assembly at a New York Metropolis gala in 2011, the pair had their first musical collaboration singing “The Girl Is a Tramp” on Bennett’s Duets II album. Bennett and Gaga went on to launch their first joint album Cheek to Cheek in 2014 — which kicked off a world tour and scored them a Grammy for finest conventional pop vocal album.
On the time, Bennett gushed over Gaga’s expertise, telling Parade in 2014, “It was the primary time I heard Girl carry out, and I couldn’t consider the viewers’s response. The very first thing I mentioned was, ‘Let’s do an album collectively.’ And she or he mentioned, ‘OK.’ That fast. I simply love what she did on [our album Cheek to Cheek]. She’s up there with Ella Fitzgerald, who was the best singer on the earth.”
Gaga, for her half, praised Bennett for the way he modified her outlook on life.
“Six months in the past I didn’t even need to sing anymore,” she admitted to the outlet on the time. “The opposite day, Tony mentioned, ‘I’ve by no means as soon as in my profession not wished to do that.’ It stung. Six months in the past I didn’t really feel that method. I inform Tony day by day that he saved my life. I used to be so unhappy. I couldn’t sleep. I felt useless. After which I spent a whole lot of time with Tony. He wished nothing however my friendship and my voice.”
In July 2023, information broke that Bennett died in New York at age 96. His ultimate live performance happened two years prior with Gaga by his aspect.
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