Charlotte Foster

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Tony Bennett sets a new Guinness World Record

Tony Bennett sets a new Guinness World Record

Grammy Award-winning singer Tony Bennett has set a new Guinness World Record.

The music legend has released a collaboration with Lady Gaga titled Love for Sale, making Bennett the oldest person to release an album of new material. 

When the project was released on October 1st, Tony Bennett was 95 years and 60 days old.

Despite their 60-year age gap, Lady Gaga said she finds inspiration performing alongside the 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."

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The new album celebrates the legendary music of Cole Porter, bringing Bennett and Gaga together for another collaboration. 

In 2011, they recorded the song The Lady is a Tramp, and three years later they released a collaborative album entitled Cheek to Cheek.

Tony Bennett's latest world record is not the first time the singer has appeared in the Guinness books. 

Throughout his 70-year career, he holds four other records:

  • 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.
  • 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.
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