“MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga” global music special to premiere Friday, December 17th in Asia exclusively on MTV
Extraordinary evening captures the iconic duo performing songs from their six-time Grammy®-nominated album LOVE FOR SALE
Special to air during “Love Music With MTV” month-long global music celebration beginning December 1st
Singapore -- (December 1) -- MTV today announced its trailblazing Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning global music franchise returns with the world premiere of “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga” exclusively on MTV in the US and globally. Fans in Southeast Asia can catch the same-day premiere on Friday 17 December at 7pm WIB, 8pm SG and 9pm MY.
The highly-anticipated episode, captured earlier this year in front of an intimate audience in New York City, features the duo coming together for one extraordinary night to perform a combination of stripped-back duets and solo songs from LOVE FOR SALE. Released October 1st from Columbia Records/Interscope, the critically-acclaimed collaborative album celebrates the Cole Porter Song Book and is the culmination of Tony and Gaga’s decade-long recording history and friendship. LOVE FOR SALE received six Grammy® nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and made Tony Bennett the oldest recording artist to be nominated in these or any other General Field categories. “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga” marks Lady Gaga’s first appearance on the iconic music series and Tony’s second; his first “MTV Unplugged” special aired in 1994.
As previously announced, the legendary “MTV Unplugged'' pairing is part of a first-of-its-kind talent partnership with Tony, Gaga and ViacomCBS. The new and expansive deal covers multiple projects across the global entertainment and content company’s portfolio, including CBS, MTV Entertainment Group and Paramount+. Earlier tonight, CBS premiered its concert special “One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga''; in 2022, Paramount+ will bring its exclusive documentary presentation of “The Lady and The Legend.” Additionally, MTV received multiple exclusive first looks of LOVE FOR SALE, with global video premieres for “Love For Sale,” the Grammy®-nominated “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “I've Got You Under My Skin” and “Night and Day” airing across MTV’s worldwide channels in 180+ regions and the ViacomCBS Times Square Billboard.
“MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga” will premiere during “Love Music With MTV,” a month-long global celebration of the brand’s best music series and moments from the “VMAs” to “Unplugged.” The programming event will also feature premieres of “MTV Unplugged: Bastille” and “Sounds Like A Gameshow,” a new series where unsuspecting people on the street will have the chance to earn cash playing hilarious mini games based on popular songs. The "Love Music With MTV" music content blocks will air on MTV every Friday from 7pm WIB, 8pm SG, 9pm MY .
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).
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