Pop queen Lady Gaga and jazz and show tune veteran Tony Bennett’s collaborative album Cheek to Cheek was released last month, September 19th. Lady Gaga is a five time Grammy winner and 13 time MTV VMA winner. The performer is known also for her flamboyant statement costumes which she wears everywhere from walking red carpets to walking her dog on an ordinary day. Tony Bennett on the other hand, is known for his long history of traditional pop standards and jazz music, as well as his contribution to the visual art world as a painter. He has won 17 Grammys and 2 Emmys.
Cheek to Cheek debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The success of the album marks Lady Gaga’s 3rd number one album, and Tony Bennett’s second. It also sets a record for Tony Bennett as the oldest living act (88) to release a number one debut. The album covers eleven jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin.