The duo released ‘Love for Sale’ in October giving her their fifth Guinness World Record
Tony Bennett’s latest album with Lady Gaga helped him set another Guinness World Record.
The artist released “Love for Sale” on October 1. At the age of 95 and 60 days, the release made him the oldest person to release an album of new material. The album sees two multi-generational friends singing a duet celebrating the music of Cole Porter.
“Thank you to all my fans!” Bennett says in a video announcing the latest accolade from the Guinness World Records organization.
Gaga, whose real name is Stephanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also seems to have a moment in the video To note what an excellent experience it is to sing along to the living legend.
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“I see a young boy singing along to him every now and then, and it just makes the experience of singing so liberating,” she says. “Even if two souls sing together… and then at the same time, I also receive all his wisdom. The wisdom of all his years.”
“Love for Sale” is Bennett’s latest studio album after a career spanning more than 70 years that won 19 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also marked his second full album with Gaga, after they had met nearly 10 years earlier to collaborate on the single “Lady Is a Tramp”. This caused them to reunite for “Cheek to Cheek” in 2014.
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Thanks to that collaboration with Gaga, Bennett has too Guinness World Record For the oldest person to reach #1 on the US album chart with the newly recorded album. In all, the 95-year-old holds five world records, including the longest time among UK Top 20 albums (39 years), being the oldest person to enter the UK Top 20 Albums chart (“Duet: An American Classic” at the age of 80) and the longest time between the release of the original recording and the re-recording of the same single by the same artist.
The news comes as a bright spot for Bennett when his family announced in February that the crooner had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis led, in part, to his decision to retire from touring.
In August, the singer’s son Danny Bennett revealed Diversity That his father was dropping out of concerts in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma and Canada.
“It’s not the singing aspect, but the traveling,” Danny told the outlet at the time. “He gets tired. We don’t want him to fall on stage, for example. We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We’re concerned, from a physical point of view … about human nature.”
Fortunately, his ability to record hasn’t diminished.