Born Stefani Germanotta, Lady Gaga is “beyond grateful” to have received six Grammy Award nominations for her and Tony Bennett‘s new album, Love for Sale.
Following the duo’s 2014’s Cheek to Cheek, Gaga and Bennett released their September followup effort of various jazz standards by American composer Cole Porter.
On Tuesday (11.23), officials at the Recording Academy announced that Love for Sale received nominations in six categories, including Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and an emotional Gaga took to social media, stating:
“I am stunned and shocked and beyond grateful. I don’t know what to say. I just keep crying and am utterly speechless. This means so much to me, @itstonybennett, the Bennetts, my family, jazz music, and the great Cole Porter who wrote all these timeless classics. I’ll never forget today and congratulating Tony on his 6 nominations.” “I’ll never forget that today he could track every word I was saying and understood the world was celebrating him and celebrating jazz – a genre that embodies the joy, abundance and imagination of Black music throughout history. Thank you to all the Grammy voters for recognizing me and Tony’s dedication to jazz music and for also recognizing it in major categories where this music is often not nominated.”
The super-successful contemporary singer/songwriter credited to the 95-year old Italian crooner for coming up with the concept and making it a reality, despite his 2016 Alzheimer’s diagnosis:
“This album happened because it was Tony’s idea and I made him a promise that we would make it and we did. At 95 years old, he has more nominations than ever, I’m so honored to be his companion in music and his friend.” “Thank you to the public for loving us, we surely love each other, and you. Believe in love and partnership, even with 60 years between us, and Alzheimer’s, there is nothing like the magic of music. I love you Tony, and the world loves you too. How could they not?”
The Grammy Awards will be held on 31 January 2022.