New York - Diana Krall's fifth album, The Look of Love (Verve Records), has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released on Tuesday, September 18th, the album has already shipped over one million units.
The album debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, making it the first traditional jazz recording to debut in the Top 10. It remained in the Top 20 during its first four weeks on the chart. The Look of Love has remained in the #1 spot on the Traditional Jazz chart since its release.
The Look of Love, the follow-up to Krall's GRAMMY® Award-winning, Platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes, is a lush, cinematic collection of ten ballads and bossa nova tunes featuring the London Symphony Orchestra arranged and conducted by the legendary Claus Ogerman. From its smoky rendition of "Cry Me A River," to the heartbreaking tenderness of "I Get Along Without You Very Well," to the Spanish language classic "Besame Mucho"-not to mention a sultry rendition of the title track-The Look of Love is the album that Diana Krall has dreamed of creating and her fans have been waiting for. The Look of Love was produced by Verve Music Group Chairman Tommy LiPuma.
The album has earned two GRAMMY® nominations-one for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals ("Love Letters," Claus Ogerman/arranger) and one for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Al Schmitt/engineer).
"We are thrilled that Diana Krall's The Look of Love has been certified platinum within four months of release in the U.S.," said Ron Goldstein, President and CEO of The Verve Music Group. "Working with Diana and her managers Steve Macklam and Sam Feldman has been an exceptionally rewarding partnership and experience."
Michael Kauffman, The Verve Music Group's Senior Vice President of Sales and Catalog Development, commented: "Start with a timeless artist, a classic album, and a magical producer, and factor in the passionate support of UMVD, retail and everyone at Verve, and you have yourself a hit. A satisfying platinum smash hit!"