Lady Gaga will speak at the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony, which will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3rd.
The 36-year-old singer has been nominated for six awards along with Tony Bennett for their second joint album Love for Sale.
The announcement came after Foo Fighters canceled their upcoming tour and performance on the music industry’s biggest night after the unexpected death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 48 on March 25th.
Exciting: Lady Gaga will speak at the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (viewing in 2022)
On Friday, son and manager Bennett Danny confirmed that his father will not be attending the ceremony, but plans to encourage Gaga from his home in New York.
“Tony is very happy, especially at the age of 95, because together with his music colleague and dear friend Lady Gaga, the Recording Academy re-recognized his album Love for Sale together with his music colleague and dear friend Lady Gaga for their album Love for Sale” Said Danny Variety.
He continued: “It is an incredible honor to nominate an album in six categories, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’. Despite the fact that the producers invited Tony and Gaga to perform in Sunday’s Grammy broadcast, it is unfortunate that due to the fact that he continues to fight Alzheimer’s disease, he could not agree.
Friends: The 36-year-old singer has been nominated for five awards along with Tony Bennett for their second joint album Love for Sale; seen together in 2015
“It was decided that Lady Gaga would perform on her own to represent both of them,” explained Bennett’s 68-year-old son.
He concluded: “Undoubtedly she offers a flawless performance from Love for Sale, which is Tony’s latest album. He will encourage her by watching from his home in New York. ”
The couple released Love for Sale on October 1 as a sequel to their 2014 Grammy-winning album Cheek to Cheek.
“It was decided that Lady Gaga would perform on her own to represent them both,” explained Bennett’s 68-year-old son; pictured in 2021
They first collaborated on the album Duets II back in 2011.
Bennett has been secretly living with Alzheimer’s disease since 2016, before his family announced it on Twitter in February 2021.
In November, after learning that their latest album had won six Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year”, “Record of the Year” and “Best Music Video”, Gaga shared a sweet tribute to her “music companion” – who, according to her in other words, there was an “idea” record in the first place.
Dream Team: After learning that their latest album received six Grammy nominations, including album of the year, record of the year and best music video, Gaga shared a sweet tribute to her “music companion”, who she said had the “idea” to record in first of all
Speaking of his character and enormous musical talent, at the time, despite Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Gaga revealed that “today” he could “keep track of every word” she said, and above all claimed, “ There is nothing like the magic of music. ‘
The House Of Gucci star shared a cute portrait of the duo where she tenderly held on to him as he shone into the camera.
Her long signature was an emotional journey where she thanked for the Grammy nominations, while happily pointing out that “today” the Alzheimer’s legend “understood” the scale of historical pride.
Last time: although Bennett officially retired from performances over the summer amid a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, he officially went down in Grammy history as the oldest artist ever nominated in the “general sphere” category; pictured Aug. 5 during “Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.”
At the age of 95, Bennett officially went down in Grammy history as the oldest artist ever nominated in the “general realm” category.
“Many thanks to @recordingacademy for these 6 Love For Sale nominations. I am stunned and shocked and I am very grateful. I don’t know what to say. I just keep crying and completely speechless. It means so much to me, @itstonybennett, Bennett, my family, jazz music and the great Cole Porter, who wrote all these timeless classics.
“I will never forget today and congratulate Tony on 6 nominations. I will never forget that today he could follow every word I said, and I understood that the world celebrates it and celebrates jazz – a genre that embodies the joy, richness and imagination of black music throughout history.
“Thank you to all the Grammy voters for recognizing me and Tony’s devotion to jazz music, as well as for recognizing her in the major categories where this music is often not highlighted.
Six Nods: Love For Sale duo’s latest album nominated for Album of the Year among five other Nods
“This album came out because it was Tony’s idea and I promised him we would do it and we did. At 95, he has more nominations than ever, it is a great honor for me to be his music companion and friend.
“Thank you public for your love for us, we definitely love each other and you. Believe in love and partnership, even if between us and Alzheimer’s 60 years, there is nothing like the magic of music. I love you Tony, and the world loves you too. How could they not? ‘
Supporting: Gaga has previously spoken of his ability to dazzle on stage despite a diagnosis: “He gave the world the gift of knowing that things can change and you can still be wonderful.”
In total, Tony won 20 Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, while Gaga won 12 Grammy Awards.
In February 2021, the Bennett family was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His wife, Susan Crow, told AARP magazine that he began showing signs in 2016, but two years later began to decline.
“He’s not old Tony anymore … But when he sings, he’s old Tony,” Crow said.
Earlier, Gaga spoke about his ability to dazzle on stage, despite the diagnosis: “He gave the world the gift of knowing that everything can change, and you can still be wonderful.”