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Tony Bennett Earns Guinness World Record With Lady Gaga Album 'Love for Sale'

 

With the release of “Love for Sale,”his new album with Lady Gaga, earlier this month,Tony Bennett has earned a Guinness World Record, becoming the oldest person to release an album of new material. The jazz legend turned 95 in August, when he celebrated his birthday by performing with Gaga at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 


Wow, thank you to all my fans," Bennett said in a video commemorating his record-breaking achievement, premiering exclusively.


Bennett earned another obscure Guinness World Record in 2018 with his collaborative album "Love is Here to Stay" with Diana Krall. With a new version of "Fascinating Rhythm," he achieved the longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same song by the same artist. He first released the song nearly 69 years earlier, in 1949. 


Bennett was  diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, which his family announced in an interview with AARP earlier this year. He recorded "Love for Sale" over roughly two years with Gaga, who immersed herself in jazz music before coming to the studio.