Tony Bennett bags Guinness World Record as oldest musician to release an album of new material

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Legendary singer Tony Bennett has bagged himself yet another Guinness World Record.

At 95 years old, the star holds the title as the oldest person to release an album of new material, according to the organisation. 

Tony nabbed the record after releasing Love for Sale, an album created alongside Lady Gaga, marking their second project together. 

"Wow! Thank you to all my fans," Tony said in a short clip shared on YouTube. 

Speaking about working with Tony, Lady Gaga added: "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 yet, at the same time, I have taken all of his wisdom, the wisdom of all of his years."

Tony also holds the Guinness World Records for the oldest person to reach number one on the US album chart with a newly recorded album (awarded for his 2014 album with Lady Gaga), longest time between UK top 20 albums (39 years), oldest person to enter the UK top 20 album chart, and longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by an artist. 


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