Tony Bennett Sets Record With #1 ‘Duets II’ CD

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(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

No doubt aided by the help of current pop superstar [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and the recently deceased [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Amy Winehouse[/lastfm], classic crooner [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tony Bennett[/lastfm] hit the top of the Billboard album charts this week with his latest release, Duets II, and along the way broke a record.  He became the oldest living artist to ever have a #1 album sitting at the top of the charts.  It also happened to be the 85-year-old singer’s very first #1 album.

Duets II contains newly produced material featuring collaborations with Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mariah Carey[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Buble[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm] and more.  Ironically, Bennett’s first collection of Duets which was released in 2006 sold more copies its first week of release, but it never held the #1 spot.

Duets II is a beautiful collection of standards which I’ve had in rotation all week.  Take a look at some of the highlights.

Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse- Body and Soul

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