Friday, June 3, 2011

Lady Gaga To Partner With Tony Bennett On His Upcoming 'Duets II'

Here's a match you never saw coming: Lady Gaga has been added to the list of partners singing with Tony Bennett on his upcoming Duets II album.

The 84-year-old's release, due Sept. 20, will also include collaborations with Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé. It will be produced by Phil Ramone, with each duet recorded live, face to face.

Duets II follows Bennett's 2006 platinum, Grammy-winning Duets: An American Classic, which featured vocals from Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Elton John, k.d. lang, George Michael and Dixie Chicks.

Dolly Parton and Cliff Richard have also been seeking out Gaga as a duet partner. Previously, she sang with Beyonce on the dreadful "Telephone," and live at the 2010 Grammys with Elton John.