90 is the new 20 for Tony Bennett! The iconic jazz singer has no plans of slowing down even at 90 years old, as he has shown interest in collaborating with some of today’s biggest names in music.
Bennett, who celebrated his milestone birthday in August, has hinted at the possibility of teaming up with Beyonce as well as Lady Gaga, both of whom have had quite an eventful year along with Bennett. The crooner won an incredible 19th Grammy Award in February for his album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, which was named Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. It marked the second consecutive year Bennett won the honor, as his widely acclaimed collaboration with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, earned a Grammy last year.
In recent weeks, Tony Bennett has kept busy throughout the holiday season, making appearances in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as Rockefeller Center’s famed tree lighting. He is also scheduled for a string of performances throughout the first half of 2017.
Bennett initially revealed his desire to record music with Beyonce months ago, while she was in the midst of her Formation world tour and bathing in the success of her smash album Lemonade. The idea of a Bennett/Beyonce collaboration seems as unlikely of a pair as his frequent teamwork with Lady Gaga, but with the potential to strike gold by putting two of the biggest faces of different generations together. The “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” singer has praised Gaga and expressed enthusiasm over the possibility of recording a second duet album together.
Gaga will be among the elite group of celebrities and music superstars celebrating Bennett’s 90th in a new TV special. Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. are featured performers in the special, which was filmed in October at the famed Radio City Music Hall. Hollywood notables Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Kevin Spacey and Bruce Willis will also make appearances.
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come airs Tuesday Dec. 20 at 9:00 pm EST on NBC.