Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has set a new Guinness World Record as the oldest person to release a new album.
Love for Sale is the crooner’s latest album with Lady Gaga, celebrating the music of Cole Porter. Lady Gaga says she has loved singing with him over the course of their 10-year friendship. “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.”
Love for Sale is Tony Bennett’s last studio album of a career spanning more than 70 years. The crooner has received 19 Grammy Awards – including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Lady Gaga first recorded the single “Lady is a Tramp” with Bennett in 2011. The duo then recorded their first full album together, Cheek to Cheek, in 2014.
Tony’s latest accomplishment of the oldest person to release an album of new material marks his fifth Guinness World Record.
Bennett also holds the following Guinness World Records:
- Oldest person to reach #1 on the US album chart with a newly recorded album with 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 at age 80
- Longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist
Love for Sale Tracklist
01. It’s De-Lovely
02. Night and Day
03. Love For Sale
04. Do I Love You
05. I Concentrate On You
06. I Get a Kick Out of You
07. So In Love
08. Let’s Do It
09. Just One of Those Things
10. Dream Dancing
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DELUXE ONLY)
You’re The Top (DELUXE ONLY)
To commemorate the singer’s 95th birthday, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared August 3 to be ‘Tony Bennett Day.’ He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.