In celebration of what would have been the legendary Ol’ Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday, the Recording Academy celebrated Frank Sinatra‘s musical legacy with an exciting lineup of performers for the TV special, Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert, which took place in none other than Las Vegas.
As a tribute to Sinatra’s unprecedented career, the performers did an exceptional job paying homage to the 11-time Grammy Award winner. Here are some of the highlights from the performances are:
Nick Jonas’ youthful & reminiscent Sinatra rendition of “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning”
Although not physically at the tribute show, Sam Smith delivered a rendition recording of “My Funny Valentine,” which undoubtedly channeled Sinatra’s trademark vocals, arguably only notes that the Brit could reach.
Zac Brown performance of perhaps one of Sinatra’s most memorable recordings, “The Way You Look Tonight”
Garth Brooks confidently belted out “The Lady Is a Tramp.”
Perhaps the greatest moment of the night: Lady Gaga. Decked out in a tuxedo and fedora, she had the honour of closing the special with “New York, New York,” an absolute magical and pitch-perfect vocal performance. Not only did the 29-year-old transform into a female Sinatra, she even uttered a “Good to see you, doll” to one of the dancers.
The star-filled tribute was a fantastic reminder that there will never be another Sinatra. A massive congrats to our artists who had the honour of paying tribute to one of the men who laid perhaps the strongest musical foundation for generations ahead.