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Tony Bennett sets another Guinness World Record

He becomes the oldest singer to relase an album

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Tony Bennett has set another Guinness World Record!

Well, the Grammy Award-winning singer adds another record to his 70-year career. He has become the oldest person to release an album at the age of 95.

According to Guinness. “Love for Sale,” a collaboration with Lady Gaga, was released on October 1, and at the time, Bennett was 95 years and 60 days old.

The other four Guinness World Records he holds, include:
  • The oldest person to reach No.1 on the US album chart with a newly recorded album for “Cheek to Cheek.”
  • Longest time between UK top 20 albums: 39 years.
  • The oldest person to enter the UK top 20 album chart with “Duets: An American Classic” when he was 80.
  • Longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.

This isn’t Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s first collaboration.

Bennett and Gaga recorded the song “The Lady is a Tramp,” in 2011 and three years later they released a collaborative album entitled “Cheek to Cheek.”

“Tony Bennett’s resurgence began in the ’90s with his MTV Unplugged and it’s timely that the last chapter ends on the same note,” said Bennett’s longtime manager, Danny Bennett, talking about this new album.

Talking about her collaboration with Bennett, Gaga, 35, said that despite their 60-year age difference, she finds inspiration performing alongside the award-winning senior crooner.
“I see a young boy every time I sing with him, and it just makes the experience of singing so freeing. To have it be about two souls singing together … and then at the same time, I also take in all his wisdom. The wisdom of all his years,” Gaga said.

 

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