Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will star together in H&M’s holiday campaign, according to WWD.
He may have left his hear tin San Fancisco, but Tony Bennett and Sony Music have chosen Greater Fort Lauderdale as the production setting for the iconic singer’s latest CD project- a project that will feature some of the top music artists from Latin America and Spain. The CD will be released later this year, and many of the tracks were recorded at Cutting Cane recording studio in Broward County, which is owned by Grammy Award-winning producer George Noriega.
A variety of music videos and visual marketing tools that will be used to globally promote the CD project will feature iconic destinations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale.
“We couldn’t be happier to open our doors and arms for Mr. Bennett and his duet partners to use our beautiful setting as the backdrop for these music videos. Compelling imagery will showcase our vibrant, spirited community and continue to drive international visitor appeal, especially in the Latin American market,” said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Argentine roots-rocker Vicentico, former lead vocalist of the renown band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and Latin Grammy Award-nominated Maria Gadu, as well as Dani Martin, former lead vocalist of the award-winning Spanish pop rock band El Canto del Loco, joined Tony in the studio for the Latin duets project. In addition to recording their duets with Tony Bennett in Broward County, each of these three artists will shoot a “Bhind the Scenes” music video showcasing the sites of Fort Lauderdale. Sony Music and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will work closely together to merchandise and promote these videos and fun in-market contests via TV, radio, and social media. The musical partnership will target Brazil, Argentina and Spain from where collaborating artists Vicentico, Maria Gadu, and Dani Martin hail.
Peep the video interview below.
Tony Bennett may be an old duffer, but he is legendary. Bennett recently sat down with AARP to chat about his recording session with Lady Gaga, working with Amy Winehouse, the tragic mix of drugs and art, and his involvement with AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger.
Check out the highlights from the interview below.
Tony Bennett is 85.
Gordon Stoker of The Jordanaires is 87.
Martin Sheen is 71.
Beverly Lee of The Shirelles is 70.
Martha Stewart is 70.
B.B. Dickerson of War is 62.
John Landis is 61.
JoMarie Payton is 61.
Jay North is 60.
Randy Scruggs is 58.
John C. McGinley is 52.
Lee Rocker is 50.
Lisa Ann Walter is 50.
James Hetfield of Metallica is 48.
Ed Roland of Collective Soul is 48.
Isaiah Washington is 48.
Dean Sams of Lonestar is 45.
Stephen Carpenter of Deftones is 41.
Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 40.
Brigid Brannagh is 39.
Jimmy De Martini of Zac Brown Band is 35.
Evangeline Lilly is 32.
Holly Arnstein of Dream is 26.
Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic is 26.