Tony Bennett’s latest album with Lady Gaga helped him set another Guinness World Record.
The artist released the song “Love for Sale” on the 1st of October. At 95 years and 60 days old, this release makes him the oldest person to release an album with new material. The album sees two multi-generational friends sing duets celebrating Cole Porter’s music.
Thank you to all my fans! Bennett in a video announcing the latest Guinness World Records award.
Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also takes a moment in the video to note how transcendental he is to sing along with the living legend.
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“I see a little boy every time I sing with him, and that makes the singing experience so liberating,” she says. “So that two souls sing together… At the same time, I also absorb all his wisdom. The wisdom of all his years.”
“Love for Sale” is Bennett’s latest studio album after a 70-year career spanning 19 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. This is also her second full-length album with Gaga after they met about 10 years ago to collaborate on the song “Lady is a Tramp”. This led them to reunite on “Cheek to Cheek” in 2014.
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Tony Bennett won another Guinness World Record. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file))
Thanks to this collaboration with Gaga, Bennett also holds the Guinness Book of Records for Oldest Living Person, reaching #1 on the US Albums Chart with a new album. In total, the 95-year-old holds five world records which also include the longest time among the UK Top 20 albums (39), and is the oldest person to enter the UK Top 20 albums chart (“Duets: An American Classic” in 80) and the longer period between the release of the original recording and the re-recording of the same song by the same artist.
The news is a bright spot for Bennett after his family announced in February that the singer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis partially led to his decision to withdraw from the tour.
In August, the singer’s son, Danny Bennett, revealed to Variety that his father is retiring from concerts in New York City, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma and Canada.
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Tony Bennett holds five Guinness World Records records (Kevin Mazur/. Park MGM Las Vegas)
“It’s not about the lyrical aspect but the travel,” Danny told outlets at the time. “He gets tired. We don’t want him to fall on stage, for example. We’re not worried he might sing. We’re worried from a physical point of view…human nature.”
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Fortunately, his ability to score has not diminished.
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