Legendary crooner Tony Bennett set a new Guinness World Record as the oldest person to release a new album.
Love for Sale is the crooner’s latest album starring Lady Gaga, celebrating the music of Cole Porter. Lady Gaga says she loved singing with him during their 10-year friendship. “I see a young boy every time I sing with him, and that makes the experience of singing so liberating. Whether it’s two souls singing together, and at the same time, I also absorb all his wisdom. The wisdom of all his years.
Love for sale is Tony Bennett’s last studio album in a career spanning over 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 achievement 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 Albums Chart with a new album with Cheek to cheek
- Longest time between top 20 UK albums – 39 years
- Oldest person to appear in the UK’s top 20 albums with Duets: An American Classic at age 80
- Longest delay between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist
Love for sale List of tracks
01. It’s De-Lovely
02. Night and day
03. Love to sell
04. Do I love you
05. I focus on you
06. I’m crazy about you
07. So in love
08. Let’s do it
09. Just one of those things
10. Dream dance
I got you under my skin (DELUXE ONLY)
You are the top (DELUXE ONLY)
To commemorate the singer’s 95th birthday, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared August 3 to be “Tony Bennett Day”. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.