Krall’s Look Is Worth a Million-Plus

Like the U.S. with medals in the Olympics, Diana Krall keeps racking up the precious metals. Krall’s fifth album, The Look of Love (Verve), has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The CD has already shipped over one million units since its Sept. 18 release.

The album debuted at number nine on Billboard’s top 200 albums chart, making it the first traditional jazz recording to debut in the top 10, and it has remained in the number one spot on the traditional jazz chart since its release.

The Look of Love follows Krall’s Grammy-winning, platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes. Both albums were produced by the little guy with the big mustache, Verve Music Group chairman Tommy LiPuma. The new album has earned two Grammy nominations: one for best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocals (“Love Letters,” Claus Ogermann/arranger) and one for best-engineered album, nonclassical (Al Schmitt/engineer).

Krall is scheduled to perform at tonight’s Grammy ceremony, which will be broadcast by CBS. On March 9 she’ll begin a tour that will take her throughout the U.S. until May 25. For tour dates, log on to www.pollstar.com.