Musical sensation Tony Bennett is now the oldest person to release an album of new material at the age of 95 years and 60 days.
With the October 1st release of Love for Sale, Tony Bennett’s new album with Lady Gaga celebrating the music of Cole Porter, the 95-year-old singer has broken another Guinness World Records title.
Lady Gaga, who spoke recently about how she values the inter-generational friendship she has shared with Tony Bennett since they first met 10 years ago, comments in this clip, “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, released on Columbia Records/Interscope, is Bennett’s last studio album of his over 70-year career which has garnered him 19 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The new album’s release comes ten years after Tony and Lady Gaga first recorded the single Lady is a Tramp in 2011, which was followed by their first full album together, Cheek to Cheek, in 2014.
The achievement marks Bennett's fifth Guinness World Records title.
In addition to his newest record title for the oldest person to release an album of new material, Bennett currently holds records for:
- Oldest person to reach No.1 on the US album chart with a newly recorded album for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: 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 years old
- Longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist