The performer released “Love for Sale” 在十月. 1. 在年龄 95 和 60 天, the release makes him the oldest person to release an album of new material. The album sees the two multi-generational friends sing duets celebrating the music of Cole Porter.
“Thank you to all my fans!” Bennett says in a video announcing the latest accolade from the Guinness World Records organization.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also takes a moment 在视频中 to note what a transcendent experience it is to sing alongside the living legend.
“I see a young boy every time I sing with him, and it just makes the experience of singing so freeing,” 她说. “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” is Bennett’s latest studio album after a more than 70-year career that includes 19 格莱美奖, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also marks his second full album with Gaga after they met roughly 10 years ago to collaborate on the single “Lady is a Tramp.” That led to them getting together again for “Cheek to Cheek” 在 2014.
Thanks to that collaboration with Gaga, Bennett also holds the Guinness World Record for oldest person to reach No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with a newly recorded album. 总共, the 95-year-old has five world records that also include longest time between U.K. 最佳 20 专辑 (39 年份), the oldest person to enter the U.K. 最佳 20 album chart (“Duets: An American Classic” 在年龄 80) and longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist.
The news comes as a bright spot for Bennett after his family announced in February that the crooner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis led, 部分地, to his decision to retire from touring.
在八月, the singer’s son Danny Bennett revealed to 品种 that his father was pulling out of concerts in New York, 马里兰州, 康乃狄克州, 亚利桑那, Oklahoma and Canada.
“It’s not the singing aspect but rather the traveling,” Danny told the outlet at the time. “He gets tired. We don’t want him to fall on stage, 例如. We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical standpoint … about human nature.”
幸好, his ability to record has not diminished.