Label: Columbia – B0033493-1, Interscope Records – B0033493-1, Streamline Records – B0033493-1 Format: LP Country: UK, Europe & US Released: Oct 1, 2021 Genre: Jazz
Love for Sale is the second collaborative album by American singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, released on September 30, 2021, by Columbia and Interscope Records. It is the sixty-first studio album of Bennett's career, and Gaga's seventh. Following Cheek to Cheek (2014), the duo's first collaborative album, Love for Sale was recorded between 2018 and early 2020, consisting of their renditions of various jazz standards by American composer Cole Porter, to whom the record is a tribute.
Upon release, Love for Sale received generally favorable reviews from music critics, most of whom highlighted the vocal chemistry between Bennett and Gaga. The album charted inside the top 10 of albums charts in various countries. On the US Billboard 200, it debuted at number 8 as the duo's second top-10 entry, and garnered Bennett the individual record for the longest span of top-10 albums for any living artist; his first top-10 record was I Left My Heart in San Francisco in 1962. Bennett also broke the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album of new material, at the age of 95 years and 60 days. The album received nominations for Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, while the track "I Get a Kick Out of You" is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video.
The album was preceded by the release of two singles: "I Get a Kick Out of You" and the title track. The duo gave a recorded performance at Radio City Music Hall on August 3 and 5, 2021, called One Last Time: an Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, before Bennett retired from performing live. The album's promotion also include the duo's appearance on MTV Unplugged, a documentary called The Lady and the Legend, and a live-streamed solo concert by Gaga, along with additional shows in Las Vegas.