When Tony Bennett first began his singing career not only was Lady Gaga yet to be born - so were her parents. But the 26-year-old Gaga and 86-year-old Bennett are making an album together. The Mother Monster, as fans call her, confirmed it this week.
"And here's me and my handsome date," she tweeted after performing with Bennett at White House staff ball to celebrate President Obama's inauguration. "I simply cannot wait for our album together, he's my darling!"
Tony Bennett: 'Duets' and 'Duets II'
Duets with women much younger are not new to Bennett, whose 2006 album 'Duets' featured duets with The Dixie Chicks, Canadian singers k.d. Lang, Celine Dion and Diana Krall, and the younger by just 16 years Barbara Streisand. Bennett also sang with males on that album, including Bono, Sting, Billy Joel, Tim McGraw and another Canadian, Michael Buble.
Bennett did another duets album last year and Gaga was included ('Duets II' also featured Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, John Mayer, Queen Latifah and the late Amy Winehouse). It was the first time Gaga and Bennett met and the track they recorded together, 'The Lady is a Tramp' met with great success. There's no word on when the Gaga/Bennett album will be recorded or what material it will contain.
At the White House ball the two sang Gaga's 'Born This Way' and 'You and I'. Gaga, whose third solo album, 'ARTPOP' is due out in the Spring, is currently on her 'Born This Way Ball' tour.