A few months after his life came to a devastating end at the age of 41, Hamilton-born actor, singer, and Broadway star Nick Cordero’s brand new live album has been released and is already stirring up massive acclaim.
The posthumous release, titled Nick Cordero: Live Your Life, is a capture of Cordero’s live concert performance at the legendary cabaret club Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City.
On its very first day of release on streaming platforms, the album already climbed to #1 on the iTunes charts, surpassing artists like Taylor Swift for the top slot.
Featuring a mix of stunningly-performed renditions of Cordero’s favourite songs in multiple genres, as well as charming anecdotes about the actor’s life and career – including references to his hometown Hamilton! – Nick Cordero: Live Your Life is a perfect tribute to an astonishing talent whose life was cut far too short.
Cordero became the subject of global attention after he faced numerous severe complications due to contracting COVID-19. A harrowing medical ordeal saw the Hamilton-born Westdale graduate admitted to the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles back in March and placed into a medically induced coma.
From there, a months-long battle with a massive list of complications – including multiple strokes, lung damage, and blood clots that led to a leg amputation – eventually ended tragically with Cordero dying in hospital on July 5th, 2020 at the age of 41.
Prior to Cordero’s COVID-19 diagnosis, he had planned to release the recording of his cabaret act with acclaimed record label Broadway Records; and now, with the blessing of his family, the album has been released as an enduring piece of Cordero’s legacy.
Nick Cordero: Live Your Life is now available through Broadway Records and your favourite streaming platform. Proceeds from the album sales will go towards supporting Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, and their son Elvis.
Lead image courtesy of @bwayrecords