Legendary singer Tony Bennett sets world record for oldest person to release album of new material
Legendary crooner Tony Bennett can add another record to his list of accomplishments.
The 95-year-old Grammy-winning singer set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to release an album of new material after the September 30 release of “Love for Sale,” his second album with Lady Gaga.
“Wow, thanks to all my fans,” Bennett said on an Oct. 8. video, in reaction to the announcement of the world record.
Gaga, 35, said she was constantly inspired by her frequent collaborator, despite the 60-year age gap.
“I see a young boy every time I sing with him, and that makes the experience of singing so liberating,” she says in the video. “I also take advantage of all his wisdom. The wisdom of all his years.”
The duo’s new album follows their 2014 collaborative debut album, “Cheek to Cheek”.
This is not the first time that Bennett has achieved a world record.
According to Guinness World Records the singer holds four other titles: the oldest person to reach the top of the US Albums Chart and to enter the UK’s Top 20 Albums chart, as well as the longest time between the top 20 from the UK (39) and between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.