Tony Bennett wins Guinness World Record for latest album with Lady Gaga

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Tony Bennett’s latest album with Lady Gaga helped him win another Guinness World Record.

The performer released “Love for Sale” on October 1. At 95 years and 60 days old, this release makes him the oldest person to release an album of new material. The album sees the two multigenerational friends sing duets celebrating the music of Cole Porter.

“Thanks to all my fans!” Bennett in a video announcing the latest accolade from the Guinness World Records organization.

Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also takes a moment in the video to note how transcendent it is to sing alongside the living legend.

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“I see a young boy every time I sing with him, and that makes the experience of singing so liberating,” she says. “So that it is two souls singing together… and at the same time, I also absorb all of her wisdom. The wisdom of all her 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 single “Lady is a Tramp”. This led them to reunite again for “Cheek to Cheek” in 2014.

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Tony Bennett won another Guinness World Record.
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Tony Bennett won another Guinness World Record.
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Thanks to this collaboration with Gaga, Bennett also holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to reach No. 1 on the American Albums Chart with a new album. In total, the 95-year-old has five world records which also include the longest time between the UK’s top 20 albums (39), the oldest person to enter the top 20 charts UK (“Duets: An American Classic” at 80) and the longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.

The news is a bright spot for Bennett after his family announced in February that the crooner had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis led, in part, to his decision to withdraw from the tour.

In August, singer Danny Bennett’s son revealed to Variety that his father was retiring from concerts in New York City, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma and Canada.

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Tony Bennett holds five Guinness World Records

Tony Bennett holds five Guinness World Records
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“It’s not the singing aspect but rather the travel,” Danny told the outlet at the time. “He’s getting tired. We don’t want him falling on stage, for example. We’re not worried that he might sing. We are worried, from a physical standpoint… of human nature.”

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Fortunately, his ability to record has not diminished.

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