TONY BENNETT “DUETS II” WITH AMY WINEHOUSE, LADY GAGA, ANDREA BOCELLI AND MORE!

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Frank Sinatra called him “the best singer in the business” and Queen Latifah called him “The King of Cool” Tony Bennett is a living legend!

DUETS II is the follow-up to Tony Bennett’s multi-platinum CD, DUETS, which was released in conjunction with Tony’s 80th birthday in 2006. DUETS won three Grammy Awards and was the singer’s best selling album to date.

Now the legendary performer celebrates a milestone 85th birthday with the release of DUETS II. The singer has completed recording with Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin, adding to a celebrated list of artists previously announced including Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and many others. Lady Gaga joined Tony for a rendition of the Richard Rodgers song, “The Lady Is A Tramp” and Bennett and Franklin collaborated on the Alan and Marilyn Bergman classic, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” Phil Ramone produced the original DUETS as well as DUETS II.

DUETS II , available in music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee and distributor of Sony Music in the Philippines.

TONY BENNETT RELEASES “BODY AND SOUL” VIDEO FEATURING AMY WINDEHOUSE

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The music video for “Body and Soul”, Amy Winehouse’s final recording and duet with her hero Tony Bennett was released last September 14 to commemorate Amy Winehouse’s birthday. The song was recorded in March of this year at Abbey Road Studios in London for Tony Bennett’s upcoming Duets II album.

Proceeds of “Body And Soul” will aid the Amy Winehouse Foundation which was set up by her family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people. Amy’s father Mitch said, “We wanted to make a positive difference and help a range of causes close to Amy’s heart. This could include help for children in trouble, suffering from health problems, children’s hospices and more.

“Body and Soul” is one of 17 tracks included on Tony Bennett’s “DUETS II” album. Released in honor of Bennett’s 85th birthday, which was celebrated last August 3rd, it features a celebrated roster of artists who all recorded with Bennett live in the studio including, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and John Mayer. Check out the full track list below:

ANDREA BOCELLI STRANGER IN PARADISE
MICHAEL BUBLÉ I WANNA BE AROUND
MARIAH CAREY WHEN DO THE BELLS RING FOR ME?
NATALIE COLE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
SHERYL CROW THE GIRL I LOVE
ARETHA FRANKLIN HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?
JOSH GROBAN THIS IS ALL I ASK
FAITH HILL THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
NORAH JONES SPEAK LOW
LADY GAGA THE LADY IS TRAMP
k.d. lang BLUE VELVET
JOHN MAYER ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD)
WILLIE NELSON ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
QUEEN LATIFAH WHO CAN I TURN TO?
ALEJANDRO SANZ YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN
CARRIE UNDERWOOD IT HAD TO BE YOU
AMY WINEHOUSE BODY AND SOUL

DUETS II , available in music stores nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee and distributor of Sony Music in the Philippines.

THE ULTIMATE SUPERBOYBAND BACKSTREET’S BACK WITH NEW KIDS!

THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN!
NKOTBSB TRACK LISTING REVEALED!

Over A Quarter-Million Votes Cast Worldwide
In 10-Day Fan-Based “Help Make The Album” Campaign

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades.

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The votes are in and the fans have spoken, picking their all-time favorite tracks by New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys for NKOTBSB, the ultimate pop collaborative album for the ages, only from Ivory Music & Video.

Help Make The Album, a ten-day campaign launched on March 14, invited fans to vote for their favorite New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys songs for inclusion on NKOTBSB, the impending collection of classic tracks and new recordings.

In a ten-day online voting frenzy, devoted fans from 52 countries around the world cast more than a quarter of a million votes for the tunes they most wanted on the NKOTBSB dream compendium. And the Fans Top 5 tracks for each of the bands are:

New Kids On The Block
Step By Step
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Please Don’t Go Girl
Hangin’ Tough
I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)

Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
As Long As You Love Me
Larger Than Life
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Alongside the fan-selected Top 5 New Kids On The Block songs and Top 5 Backstreet Boys tracks, NKOTBSB will premiere the first newly recorded songs from the combined superboyband including “All In My Head” and the sizzling first single “Don’t Turn Out The Lights (D.T.O.T.L.)” featuring lead vocals from all of the members of NKOTBSB. An early internet leak of D.T.O.T.L. spread like wildfire across the Internet’s blogosphere in advance of the single’s official unveiling on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program.

In addition to the new NKOTBSB recordings and the fan-approved classic New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys tracks, NKOTBSB debuts a newly recorded mash-up of smash hits from both groups a la their electrifying first televised performance as an on-stage collective on the 2010 AMAs.

The NKOTBSB album package includes an exclusive tour poster, personalized messages from each band member and brand-new never-before-seen photos from the collaboration. NKOTBSB – The Album will be available July 2011 nationwide, only from Sony Music and Ivory Music and Video.

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NKOTBSB – The Album
1. Step By Step – New Kids On The Block
2. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
3. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids On The Block
4. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
5. Please Don’t Go Girl – New Kids On The Block
6. As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
7. Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
8. Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
9. I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) – New Kids On The Block
10. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) – Backstreet Boys
11. All In My Head – NKOTBSB
12. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (D.T.O.T.L.) – NKOTBSB
13. NKOTBSB Mash Up

For more information please visit www.nkotbsb.com.